GSTDL to Host His Holiness the Dalai Lama in April 2012

His Holiness the Dalai LamaIt gives us great joy to announce that Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling will be hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on April 20-21, 2012. We are honored that His Holiness has decided to confer the preliminary rites for Solitary Yamantaka Initiation on the afternoon of April 20 and the actual initiation on the morning of April 21. In the afternoon of April 21, His Holiness will be delivering a public talk on Peace of Mind in Troubled Times. These events will take place in the Long Beach Arena at the Long Beach Convention Center.

His Holiness is requiring several commitments from those who attend the initiation. Please see the Highest Yoga Tantra page for more information on the initiation. Because it is so rare that His Holiness would confer an initiation from the Highest Yoga Tantra class of initiations in the United States, we feel something very special and significant will be taking place. Tickets for the initiation will be free of cost for all, with the exception of a $25 registration fee. However, only serious students who are willing to abide by the commitments laid out by His Holiness may attend the initiation. Please read the Highest Yoga Tantra page for more details. Registration will begin January 1st, 2012.

Public Talk: His Holiness will be giving a public talk entitled Peace of Mind in Troubled Times. Tickets for this event will be $94, $64, $37 and $20. Tickets for His Holiness' public talk will be available for purchase by the general public in early January via Ticketmaster. Tickets may also be purchased through the box office of the Long Beach Convention Center starting in late January. Sponsors and monastics will not need to purchase tickets.

We invite you to become a sponsor of His Holiness’ 2012 visit. See the Invitation to Become a Sponsor page for more information.

We have posted pages with travel and lodging information and answers to frequently asked questions. There is also a full schedule of events