Events/Tickets



The Global Impact of Climate Change: Balance Through Universal Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness
April 18, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

Event Sold Out

University of California, San Diego
RIMAC Arena

$10, current UCSD students with valid ID. Limit one ticket per student
$25, general public. Limit two tickets per person

This event is intended to be a conversation on global climate change and the need for humanitarian values and universal responsibility in recognizing and responding to the impacts of this change on communities and ecosystems.  The scientific content focuses on some key environmental issues of our time:  the atmospheric phenomena presented by the ozone hole, the greenhouse effect, air pollution, and the effects these have on our planet, our natural resources, our economies, and ultimately human life.  

Human-caused changes in the composition of the air and air quality result in more than 2 million premature deaths worldwide every year, and threaten water and food security—especially among the approximately 3 billion people who are too poor to avail of the protections made possible by fossil fuel and industrialization.  As glaciers disintegrate worldwide (and human populations continue to grow), water for drinking and agriculture is becoming increasingly scarce.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has taught the importance of compassionate thought, ethics, and universal responsibility in motivating our relations with our neighbors and our relationship to the natural environment. How can each one of us incorporate these principles or values into our lives and actions to prevent suffering and ensure the sustainability of our planet and its natural resources?

  • Veerabhadran Ramanathan
    Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences
    Director, Center for Atmospheric Sciences
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Richard C. J. Somerville
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

His Holiness will be introduced by Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay.

Please visit UC San Diego's His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama website for directions, parking and more event information

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Cultivating Peace and Justice
April 18, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

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Please note the Dalai Lama's "Cultivating Peace and Justice" talk will not be listed on the tickets.com website until tickets go on sale Wednesday

University of San Diego
Jenny Craig Pavilion

$10, current USD students with valid ID. Limit one ticket per student
$25, non-USD students. Limit two tickets per person

Americans, and our close neighbors in Mexico, are struggling with violence in society and among nations. At the University of San Diego, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will explore alternatives to violence and the shared core human values that can lead the way to peace, justice and happiness.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has identified inter-religious harmony as one of his three main focus areas, so he will also discuss ways in which people of all religions, and secularists as well, share values that can bring people together to contribute to peace and justice. How can people let go of their fears of "the other" to recognize their common humanity? How can faith become a bridge between people and groups, creating strong coalitions for peace and justice, rather than a dividing line that separates people? In short, how can religious values/human values become part of the solution to the conflict and violence afflicting the world today? His message of peace crosses all borders.

His Holiness will be introduced by Pam Omidyar, co-founder of Omidyar Network with her husband, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

Please visit USD's His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama website for directions, parking and more event information.

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Upholding Universal Ethics and Compassion in Challenging Times
April 19, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

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San Diego State University
Viejas Arena

$10, current SDSU students with valid ID. Limit one ticket per student
$25, non-SDSU students. Limit four tickets per person

The public lecture at San Diego State University's Viejas Arena will provide an opportunity for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to share his views on upholding ethics, practicing forgiveness and tolerance, and coping with the challenges found in today's society. Through the teachings of His Holiness, more than 12,000 attendees will learn how to open their minds and approach their daily struggles with patience and virtue.

Please visit San Diego State University's His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama website for directions, parking and more event information.

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Neuroscience and the Emerging Mind: A Conversation on Human Consciousness and Compassion
April 19, 2012, 2:15 p.m.

Closing Event by Invitation Only
Special Luncheon with His Holiness

Major Donors
To support the Compassion Without Borders tour at the $5,000 or above level, please contact Elisa Lurkis at elurkis@sandiego.edu.

This panel discussion is a collaborative effort between the three San Diego universities to engage His Holiness in a conversation on human consciousness, from both scientific and philosophical perspectives. This final event brings together themes from the panel discussion and two public lectures held at UCSD, USD and SDSU, and ultimately focuses on the positive internal values of humanity, namely: compassion, peace, justice, and ethics.

    Panelists include:
  • Larry Hinman, PhD
    University of San Diego
  • V.S. Ramachandran, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Diego
  • Jennifer Thomas, PhD
    San Diego State University






  • UCSD
  • Veerabhadran Ramanathan

    Distinguished Professor
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Richard C. J. Somerville

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography








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  • Private Event
  • Larry Hinman, PhD

    University of San Diego

  • V.S. Ramachandran, MD, PhD

    University of California, San Diego

  • Jennifer Thomas, PhD

    San Diego State University