The visit is the result of six years of work by Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association to bring the Dalai Lama to Scotland, and who are co-ordinating the visit with partner organisations to put together a packed programme allowing thousands the chance to hear from one of the world’s most revered spiritual leaders in person.
The Dundee talk will focus on a message that His Holiness has been communicating for many years. Although the West has been immensely successful in respect to what he refers to as education of the brain, he has a very keen interest in highlighting the need for a balanced approach, which includes an education of the heart by cultivating love and compassion.
Professor Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, said, “It will be anhonour to welcoming His Holiness The Dalai Lama to Dundee and truly a privilege to have him deliver next year’s Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion.
“His visit will enhance understanding of all faiths and cultures, and help promote relations between these different groups. Cultivating love and compassion is central to the Dalai Lama’s teaching, and his talk presents a rare opportunity for people in the city to hear from one of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders.”
Tickets for the Caird Hall lecture, costing £25, £15 or £10, will be available from from Wednesday, 1st February and can be purchased from the Dundee City Box Office, City Square, by calling 01382 434940, or by visiting ticket agency Dundeebox .