GSTDL to Host His Holiness the Dalai Lama on May 1, 2011
It gives us great joy to announce that Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling will be hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on May 1, 2011. Although His Holiness will be our guest for only one day, it will be an extraordinary day.
We are honored that His Holiness has decided to confer a Solitary Yamantaka Initiation on the morning of May 1, 2011. In the afternoon His Holiness will be delivering a public talk on ‘Secular Ethics and Meditation.’ These events will take place in the Terrace Theater 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. The tickets for the Initiation will be free of cost for all; 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, including information on how to register for the Initiation. Monastics may register for the events on May 1, 2011 by completing the online registration form at the bottom of the Highest Yoga Tantra page.
We invite you to become a sponsor of His Holiness’ 2011 visit. See the Invitation to Become a Sponsor page for more information.
In addition to the event on May 1, 2011, Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling will be sponsoring several events in the days leading up to May 1, 2011. See the Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling Weekend page.
Tickets for His Holiness’ public talk and for the GSTDL Weekend events will be available for purchase by the general public starting 10 am on February 22, 2011 via Ticketmaster. Type ‘GSTDL’ into the search box on the www.ticketmaster.com website to bring up all four events for which tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster. Tickets may also be purchased through the box office of the Long Beach Convention Center starting at 10 am on February 22, 2011.
We have posted a page with travel and lodging information and also a page with answers to frequently asked questions.