Dalai Lama to go on late-winter US tour: California, Minnesota, Washington DC

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will make a quick late-winter tour through the United States, starting in northern California. While tickets are already on sale for his February 22 lecture in San Francisco on “The Nature of Mind,” tickets for a February 23 public talk in Berkeley on “How to Achieve Happiness” go on sale this weekend. After a swing through Los Angeles (public talk topic: “Non-Violence and the Effects of Compassion in the 21st Century”), His Holiness will address the 26th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis, MN, on March 1. Afterward, he will join the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota for a Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebration on the morning of March 2, and speak on “The Nature of Happiness, Fulfillment, and Embodiment” at Macalester College that afternoon. Rounding out the tour, and just announced, will be His Holiness’ first speaking engagement at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, since 2003. The address, “Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World,” and a subsequent conversation on “the pursuit of peace” with cathedral dean Gary Hall, will take place on March 7.

Visit the Dalai Lama’s official site to view his entire announced itinerary for 2014.