During June, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will spend ten days touring Australia as part of 'Beyond Religion, the 14th Dalai Lama on the Benefits of Living Ethically'. This nation-wide tour will see him spreading his wisdom on the subject of ethical behaviour and how it can have positive impacts on our lives and the lives of those around us.
Sydney will be the first stop on the tour, which will also include Melbourne, Adelaide and, for the first time, Darwin. While here, His Holiness will give a public talk at Sydney Entertainment Centre on Sunday June 16, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Ticket prices start at $39.75 and can be booked through Ticketmaster.
Sydney will also benefit from a series of teachings that that will focus on "The Jewel Lamp: A Praise of Bodhicitta", which is an original text by Khunu Rinpoche. It is a personal favourite of His Holiness, who will work through the text over two and half days, again at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
Sessions will take place on Friday June 14 at 9.30am and 1.30pm, on Saturday June 15 at 9.30am and 1.30pm and on Sunday June 16 at 9.30am. Each session lasts for two hours and tickets start at $144.00. They can be purchased here.
In addition to these appearances, His Holiness will also attend the Young Minds Conference on Monday June 17, in association with the St James Ethics Centre and Good Start Early Learning Centre, where he will also make a speech.
Once that's done, he'll be off to enlighten the rest of Australia.
Why is the Dalai Lama charging so much for people to see him? What does he do with the money? I am sure he has a noble cause he's pursuing but I think it would be nice to tell the public about it to explain where the money goes.