Dalai Lama coming to Rutgers

Reposted from an email I just got. If I were still in Jersey instead of Taiwan I would definitely try to finagle my way into this event for free. Take note of the fact that the Dalai Lama is here actually adressed by his personal name before his title-something that I believe I have never seen before. In fact, I didn’t even know his name.

It’s not too late to order tickets for the upcoming lecture by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet!

Rutgers will welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama, recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prizeand an internationally respected advocate of peace, to deliver a public lecture entitled “Peace, War, and Reconciliation” on Sunday, September 25, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, NJ. Because of the great public interest in this major Rutgers event, we have secured a section of tickets reserved specifically for alumni, family and friends of Rutgers.

Tickets are available by phone or in person from the Rutgers Ticket Office. To purchase tickets, please contact the Rutgers Ticket Office at 866-445-4678 and ask for tickets in the “Alumni” section. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m in the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Please note that in order to secure seating in a group, all tickets in that group must be purchased in the same order. Payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercardor Discover) is expected at time of purchase. Those wishing to pay by check may submit a ticket request form with payment to the ticket office, but no orders will be held without payment. Ticket requests will be fulfilled when the check and completed form are received by the ticket office. A copy of the form is included at the bottom of this email. Anyone needing handicapped or wheelchair services (including deaf attendees requiring a view of sign language interpreters! ) should call the ticket office.


Tickets are $10 each.

Groups of 20 or more, traveling by school/charter bus, pay $7 per ticket (a bus parking pass will be required).

Children 2 and under are free.

Rutgers students pay $5 per ticket with a valid student ID (maximum of two $5 tickets per valid ID, additional tickets will be at the regular price of $10).

Please visit the web site (www.president.rutgers.edu/dalailama) for more details. This web site will be updated as more information becomes available. If you have already placed your order, please know that the Ticket Office will begin mailing tickets in late August. If you have other questions or needs, please reply to this email.

To print out an order form with which to submit a check payment for tickets, please click here: http://www.alumni.rutgers.edu/news/dalailama.htm.

3 thoughts on “Dalai Lama coming to Rutgers”

  1. I always thought the way those celebrity speakers worked was the school paid some princely sum to get them to come and then the public can come see the speech for “free.” They’re usually on tour and can make millions pimping out their names for events where they just blather on about not much of anything. Then the school can pat itself on the back for being “prestigious” enough to “attract” such big names.

    Donald Kay (a UN weapons inspector hand-picked by President Bush), Gorbachev, Alan Keyes, James Carville, and Newt Gingrich all came to my college that way.

    Maybe charging admission is a better idea so then I can actually decide whether it’s worth my money to see some famous person rather than being forced to pay by some idiotic student government who has taken my tuition money hostage.

  2. Wow I just enny your situation .In South Korea,officially Dalai Lame

    are not allowed to visit our nation.the reson why? it’so simple

    South korean gov. are so sensitive about China…Personally i m not

    buddist,just interested in Buddism,Taoism and something like that.

    but why does not Dalai Lama visit South Korea..

    I can’t understand why it is happening in our nation…

    what is the role of korean foreing affair Dept..? hmmm

    Within yrs,i wanna see and take a lecture from him…

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