His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will visit Finland in August 2011 at the invitation of the Finnish Tibetan Cultural Association (FTCA) and Songtsen Finland. The visit is organized by the FTCA and coordinated by The Office of Tibet, London. This will be the Dalai Lama’s fifth visit to Finland. Since 1959, he has lived in exile in India and travelled around the world to share his views about compassion and humanity. His efforts in finding a peaceful and non-violent solution for the situation in Tibet earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
The Dalai Lama will give two public talks at Barona Arena, on 20th August, 2011. He will give a Buddhist teaching on Eight Verses of Mind Training at 10.00 hours and a secular talk entitled the “Power of Compassion” in the afternoon. The Barona Arena is located in Espoo, a 35 minute bus ride away from Helsinki city.
Talks will be translated into Finnish, English, Swedish and Russian. Finnish, Swedish and Russian listeners need to rent head phones for translation. Online sale starts April the 15th. At the end of the event the Dalai Lama will answer questions from the public. Questions for the Dalai Lama need to be presented in writing and left at designated collection points before the beginning of the event. Questions can also be sent either to the email address email@example.com or Facebook until 10th August. Please note that there will only be time to answer a portion of the questions.