Dalai Lama to give public lecture in Prague
Tickets go on sale Sept. 1 at noon for his talk on secular ethics
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be giving a public talk on secular ethics at Lucerna Palace on Oct. 19 at 1 pm, and tickets go on sale Sept. 1 via Ticketpro at noon. The talk will be in English with simultaneous Czech translation.
The Dalai Lama will be in Prague as part of the annual Forum 2000, a conference series started by former Czech President Václav Havel, Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. The first Forum 2000 was held in 1997 and focused on hope for the future.
This year, Forum 2000, which takes place Oct. 16–19, has its 20th anniversary. The theme is “The Courage to Take Responsibility.” Registration to attend the Forum is already open, but the lecture at Lucerna is not included in the basic registration.
The Dalai Lama was among the first foreign dignitaries to visit the newly democratic Czechoslovakia in 1990, just after the Velvet Revolution. He became a close friend to Havel, and has been to Prague more than 10 times. The Dalai Lama visited Havel in December 2011, just before the former president passed away. His Holiness was last in Prague in 2013 for Forum 2000, when he gave a public talk on Compassion and Respect in Today’s Society.
The Dalai Lama has been the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists since 1939. He took over full duties in 1950 at the age of 15 and has lived in India as a refugee since 1959. In 1989 he received the Nobel Peace Prize. He has been an active advocate of human rights and interfaith dialogue, and has spoken about economics, science and religious topics.
He became the 14th Dalai Lama after the death of his predecessor, who reigned from 1879 to 1933. According to Tibetan Buddhist traditions, search teams followed signs to locate the next incarnation of the Dalai Lama. The signs led to the village of Taktser in the Tibetan cultural region of Amdo, where a 2-year-old candidate named Lhamo Thondup passed a series of tests including identifying the possessions of the previous Dalai Lama. His religious name is Tenzin Gyatso.
In 1997, his life was he subject of two Hollywood films, Kundun by director Martin Scorsese, and Seven Years in Tibet by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
He is now 81 years old but maintains a busy schedule of international travel and speaking. He is also active in social media, with accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus.
Tickets will be available at www.ticketpro.cz
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