The Dalai Lama in the UK, 14-22 September 2015

The Dalai Lama is currently in the midst of a nine-day visit to the UK. The highlight of the trip is a public talk at the O2 in London on 19 September. The trip also includes private meetings and conferences. Unfortunately a planned meeting with British MPs has had to be cancelled.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at press meeting in the Houses of Parliament, London, May 2008. All photos © Ian Cumming / Office of Tibet
His Holiness the Dalai Lama at press meeting in the Houses of Parliament, London, May 2008. All photos © Ian Cumming / Office of Tibet

The Dalai Lama is giving two public talks whilst in the UK. At the time of writing tickets were still available for both events. On 19 September, the Dalai Lama will give a talk at the O2 entitled “Compassion: the Foundation of Well-Being” which will be followed by a Q&A session. The following day the Dalai Lama will speak at the London Coliseum on “Ahimsa – India’s Contribution to the World”.

Tickets for 19 September, O2
Tickets for 20 September, London Coliseum

The Dalai Lama is also attending several conferences and symposiums during his time in the UK. (You can view further details of his itenerary here.)

The Dalai Lama was due to meet British MPs at the Houses of Parliament on 22 September, at a meting hosted by the Speaker of the House, John Bercow, and convened by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet. Unfortunately, the Dalai Lama has had to cancel this meeting due to unforeseen circurmstances.

This is the second time the Dalai Lama has visited the UK this year. In June, the Dalai Lama attended the Glastonbury festival, gave a public talk in Aldershot and was interviewed by the BBC. (Read Tibet Society’s report on the June visit here.)

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