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Dalai Lama of Tibet coming to Hawaii in April

Tickets go on sale Wednesday for public appearances on Oahu by the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso.

The two public events are sponsored by the Hawaii Community Foundation.

“Educating the Heart” on April 14 is for high school and college students. The second appearance, “Advancing Peace through the Power of Aloha,” will take place on April 15. 

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Oahu launches a new foundation initiative entitled “Pillars of Peace Hawaii: Building Peace on a Foundation of Aloha.” His three day visit includes conversations with local leaders and visits to cultural and historic sites. The Dalai Lama will be on Oahu at the invitation of Pierre and Pam Omidyar, financed through a grant from the Omidyar Ohana Fund in addition to other partners providing in-kind and cash donations. 

 “Peace is an active state of being – it is not passive,” Pierre Omidyar said in a press release. “We hope that the Dalai Lama’s visit will inspire people to consciously embrace compassion and apply peace in their everyday lives.”

More than half of the tickets for the student talk on April 14 at 1:30 p.m. are free and being distributed through public and private high schools. Tickets are available to current college and university students with proper identification for $10 per person, limited to two tickets per purchase.

The second event for the general public will take place on April 15 at 1:45 p.m. Tickets are $30, $60, and $90 per person; limited to four tickets per purchase.

Both events will be held at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center.

 Tickets for both events can be purchased online at www.pillarsofpeacehawaii.org starting Wednesday at 6 p.m. 

 Beginning Thursday, tickets will also be sold at the University of Hawaii Stan Sheriff Center box office. Additional ticket and event information is available at www.pillarsofpeacehawaii.org. 

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