The Dalai Lama will give a series of Public Talks in Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland commencing in Christchurch on June 9th.
Tickets available 5th March 2013
Christchurch, June 9th
10.00am CBS Canterbury Arena
The Four Noble Truths
A rare opportunity to hear the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet explain in his own unique and inclusive style the first teaching of the Buddha given over 2500 years ago in India.
A core text of the Buddhist Canon and delivered in the formal style typical of Tibetan Buddhist teachings, The Four Noble Truths explains the underlying nature of our existence as taught by the Buddha, it's cause and it's effect on our daily lives and the lives of all living beings.
1.00pm CBS Canterbury Arena
Compassion: The Pillar of Peace
His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet delivers in his own unique and engaging style the fundamental premise of Mahayana Buddhism, Compassion, defined as the wish for others not to suffer unhappiness.
Delivered in a conversational, inclusive manner and suitable to a wide audience of all ages, this is a unique opportunity to hear the Dalai Lama speak on the immense benefit of practicing compassion in our daily lives.
"I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. I don't know whether the universe, with it's countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves." The Dalai Lama
Dunedin, June 11th
12.30pm Dunedin Town Hall
Beyond Religion: Ethics for a whole World
Delivered in his unique and engaging style, His Holiness the Dalai Lama returns to the conversation on ethics.
At his most outspoken, the Dalai Lama elaborates on his vision for the non religious way, the path to leading an ethical and happy life as we face the global challenge of technological progress, environmental destruction and educating future generations.
This is a unique opportunity to hear the Dalai Lama speak on the benefits of developing a deep appreciation for our common humanity, offering a road map for improving human life on an individual, community and global level.
Auckland, June 12th
12.30pm Civic Theatre
The Path To Happiness
Considered one of the greatest influences of our time, His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the essence of human nature, being compassionate and affectionate.
Delivered in his unique and engaging style, the Dalai Lama says that being happy is a natural right and the principle force in our daily lives. Our ability to attain lasting happiness however is not so clear and so the path to happiness begins with developing an understanding of our true nature.
Once this door opens we naturally feel compassion and affection for others. Join one of the most recognized and charismatic spiritual leaders of our time for this very special lunchtime address.