Dalai Lama in Charlottesville During Fall Retreat
Retreat Participants Can Attend Dalai Lama Event Oct. 11
Those who attend Ligmincha Institute's annual fall retreat with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will have an opportunity to travel to nearby Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 11 to see the His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visit to that city. Tickets go on sale Aug. 17 and are expected to sell out quickly.
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will lead the fall retreat, "Awakening the Luminous Mind," on Oct. 10–14 at Serenity Ridge in Nelson County, Va., about half an hour's drive from Charlottesville. Retreat teachings will be based on Rinpoche's newest book, Awakening the Luminous Mind: Tibetan Meditation for Inner Peace and Joy, published by Hay House and now available from Ligmincha Institute's Bookstore.
Rinpoche will adjust his teaching schedule on Oct. 11 to accommodate the Dalai Lama's recently announced afternoon public speaking engagement at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Charlottesville's historic downtown mall. The Dalai Lama will speak from 1:30–3 p.m. The talk will be preceded at 12:30 p.m. by a cultural demonstration of Tibetan singing, dancing and music. The Dalai Lama's talk will focus on his recent publication, Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World. Carpooling is encouraged. If needed, transportation to and from the Charlottesville event will be provided for a fee.
Tickets for the Dalai Lama's Oct. 11 address will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 17. Ticket prices and venue seating will be made available just prior to those dates. You can purchase tickets through the link below. Check the Ligmincha website in the future for updated information.