His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Denver
Public Talk at Pepsi Center
Sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute
Denver, CO — His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a major public talk in Denver on Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2006 at Pepsi Center before an expected audience of 12,000 people. Entitled, “The Science of a Compassionate Life,” the talk is sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute and co-sponsored by Naropa University Extended Studies, both based in Boulder. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper will introduce the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama’s visit to Denver is a rare event. The last time he spoke in Denver was nine years ago. People are expected to come from all over the country to attend this special talk. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pepsi Center is located at 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver's Central Platte Valley. Tibetan flutist and Grammy Award nominee Nawang Khechog will provide opening entertainment along with Tibetan dancers. For full information, please visit www.dalailamadenver.org.
Tickets: Tickets, priced at $18, $25, $40, $60 and $100, will be available to the general public beginning June 4 at Pepsi Center Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 303-830-8497. A limited number of student tickets, priced at $12, will be available at Pepsi Center Box Office only.
“We are thrilled to be hosting the Dalai Lama’s public talk at the Pepsi Center,” said Adam Engle, chairman and co-founder of the Mind and Life Institute. “It has been nine years since his last visit here, and in that period, interest in the Dalai Lama’s message and the way to lead a compassionate life has blossomed. There is already a huge amount of excitement around this visit. The public talk at Pepsi Center will allow a large number of people to hear the Dalai Lama for the first time.”
Other Events with the Dalai Lama: In addition to the talk at Pepsi Center, while in Colorado, the Dalai Lama will be the keynote speaker for PeaceJam’s 10th Anniversary conference with Nobel Laureates, September 15-16 at the University of Denver (www.peacejam.org). He will also officiate at a Buddhist ceremony at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (www.shambhalamountain.org) on Sunday morning, September 17.
Mind and Life Institute: The Dalai Lama is a co-founder and honorary chairman of the Mind and Life Institute. Established in 1987 in Boulder, Colorado, the Mind and Life Institute is dedicated to fostering dialogue and research between modern science and the great living contemplative traditions, especially Buddhism. It builds on a deep commitment to the power and value of both of these ways of advancing knowledge and their potential to alleviate suffering. The Mind and Life Institute has sponsored thirteen major conferences bringing together neuroscientists, psychologists, the Dalai Lama, Buddhist meditation masters, and western contemplative leaders. In the last few years, Mind and Life has hosted two conferences in the United States—at MIT in Boston and in Washington, D.C. For complete information, please visit www.mindandlife.org.