His Holiness the Dalai Lama is giving a series of talks in English cities this May. The UK events are part of a packed 2008 schedule of readings and lectures in Germany, the USA, France and Australia.
The Dalai Lama will give a public talk at London's Royal Albert Hall on the afternoon of May 22, followed by a talk in Nottingham on May 24 and 25 and teachings in the same city on May 26 and 28. There will also be a public talk in Oxford on May 30.
Themes for the events include Briging Meaning to Our Lives, Caring for our World, and Universal Responsibility in the Modern World.
The Dalai Lama gives teachings and public talks throughout the year - in India, they are free, while tickets are required elsewhere.
The talks include a 15 day schedule at the Main Temple in Dharamsala, India, to coincide with the first month of the Tibetan calendar (in February or March).
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
He was born in July 1935 to a farming family in northern Tibet and, at the age of two, was recognised as the reincarnataion of the 13th Dalai Lama.
He was forced to escape from Tibet following the Chinese army's suppression of the Tibetan uprising in Lhasa in 1959. The Dalai Lama has since lived in Dharamsala, northern India.
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Reading list - books by the Dalai Lama:
The Art of Happiness - a Handbook for Living
How to see Yourself as you Really Are
The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom