Tickets for Public Address by Dalai Lama at UMass Amherst Go on Sale Wednesday, September 16

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Mind & Life Institute, together with the University of Massachusetts, Announce that tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 16 for a public address by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Sunday, Oct. 25.

My hope and wish is that one day, formal education will pay attention to what I call education of the heart." His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

The address, hosted by UMass Amherst and the Mind & Life Institute of Hadley, will be held at the Mullins Center starting at 1 p.m., with welcoming remarks made by UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. The address will be followed by a conversation that includes Daniel Goleman, best-selling author and board member of Mind and Life, and representatives from UMass Amherst.

Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mullins Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Student tickets ($10) will be available only at the Mullins Center Box Office to UMass Amherst students as well as students from Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges by showing a student ID. Tickets for the general public ($32) can be purchased at the box office and through Ticketmaster; additional fees may apply.

The Dalai Lama’s public address, titled “A Force for Good,” is part of a range of events he will hold in the region focusing on education, secular ethics and, specifically, an approach to incorporating care and compassion into all levels of education worldwide. In collaboration with the Mind and Life Institute, Amherst and Smith colleges will host panel discussions and dialogues with the Dalai Lama for their student, staff and alumni communities Oct. 23 and 24. The only event open to the general public will be the UMass address Oct. 25. Group sales will be available.

The local events will focus on a global framework for education that the Dalai Lama has been working on with the Mind & Life Institute, the non-profit organization he co-founded in 1987, to more fully understand the connection between science and contemplative traditions. This visit coincides with the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday year.

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