Dalai Lama Headed to Berkeley, Santa Clara

Tickets go on sale Saturday.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Jan 24, 2014  |  Updated 7:44 PM PDT
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Dalai Lama Headed to Berkeley, Santa Clara

Hang with the Dalai Lama on Feb. 23 in Berkeley.

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The Dalai Lama is coming to Berkeley.

And you are welcome to come see his holiness.

Tickets for the Tibetan spiritual leader go on sale Saturday and Sunday via the Richmond-based office of the Tibetan Association of Northern California, according to the Contra Costa Times.

He'll speak on "How to Achieve Happiness," from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 23 on the campus of Berkeley High School, the newspaper reported. Tickets are $50.

The Dalai Lama, who is 78 this year and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, has many followers in the Bay Area, where Tibetans' mission to win independence from China is entrenched but controversial nonetheless.

Just what will he have to say to the Bay Area?

"His Holiness will delve into the mechanics of the mind and its relationship with emotions such as anxiety and depression, which humans, by our natural instinct, strive to conquer, and peace and contentment that are our common aspirations," the Tibetan Association says. "The discourse will investigate how to achieve that in today's increasingly connected and globalized society where individual isolation and communal apathy are still a reality facing our humanity."

Only a few hundred tickets are available, the newspaper reported.

The Dalai Lama will also be appearing at an event at Santa Clara University. Tickets for that are available online beginning Jan. 28.

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