Dalai Lama Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the Dalai Lama’s October appearances at Emory went on sale this morning at 10am, but the direct link from Emory is currently broken.

Here are some working links to purchase tickets from TicketAlternative’s website.

FYI…The Dalai Lama will be joined by Alice Walker and Phillip Glass for “The Creative Journey” talk on October 19th.

16 thoughts on “Dalai Lama Tickets Now On Sale”


    1. This is from the Emory site:

      “A note on ticket prices: The event ticket prices are set at a level to cover the costs of the event. Events of this magnitude, particularly in facilities not designed for major theater-style events, and those needing costly security and transportation accommodations to move 20,000 people safely through the process, carry very high costs. His Holiness the Dalai Lama does not accept a speaking fee, and asks that ticket prices be set at a level which covers the costs of the events so that the host does not bear any financial burden for his visit. Any funds raised through ticket sales and sponsorship packages, above and beyond the costs to produce the event, will go directly to the Emory-Tibet Partnership and the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (through Emory College of Arts and Sciences) to further the work that the Dalai Lama is here to support.”

        1. Totally out of idle curiosity, how do you think they should do it? Should Emory eat the cost? Should it be a “pay what you think is fair” type model? Cover the cost through private donations? Only offer a small number of tickets to keep the cost low?

          I personally think the tickets are very expensive, and probably won’t go for that reason, but in a way, every religious leader/institution does “charge” – some through tithes, others through “voluntary” donations. As I understand it, people who are able to travel to the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala are not charged to hear him speak or be blessed by him.

          1. Paula, I agree with you. There are costs involved with any event and in the case of the Dalai Lama high security is also involved. I was lucky to hear him speak at Emory several years ago and it was worth every dollar I spent.

  1. So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I’m a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald… striking. So, I’m on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one — big hitter, the Lama — long, into a ten-thousand foot crevice, right at the base of this glacier. And do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga…gunga — gunga galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he’s gonna stiff me. And I say, “Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.” And he says, “Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consiousness.” So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.

  2. FYI:
    The server is finally back up—to get to tickets, go directly to http://www.ticketalternative.com. Do not use the direct links that I sent earlier. There are still thousands of tickets remaining, so we hope that everyone who was trying to purchase a ticket receives what they were hoping for.

    We (and they) apologize for the problem.

        1. Thanks for adding that you just copied an email from Emory; the ticket “company” that is selling these tickets apparently had major issues this morning. I was with a group of people waiting at Decatur CD and the transaction there was smooth and quick, but yeesh, its like this was the first event this ticket “company” ever had to deal with and their server in their mom’s basement wasn’t up to the task.

  3. based on the event in 2007, they need that money just to cover the cost of the immense amount of security. i assume the other speakers take a fee. its quite a production.

  4. I am hoping for a repeat of the free Centennial Park event in 2007, which I attended. It was TERRIFIC to hear the Dalai Lama speak to the overflowing crowd, which sat on the ground and listened with great respect to every word he said. I can’t pay these ticket prices, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a karmic event instead.

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