Twice a year, the Dalai Lama visits the United States to teach us about foreign concepts, such as selflessness, compassion, respect for the environment, basic human rights, and Harrison Ford’s oft-overlooked voice-over skills (see the soundtrack for the Dalai Lama’s upcoming film, narrated by Ford). Oil spills, climate change and blatant irresponsibility last forever. The Dalai Lama’s speaking engagements don’t. If you’ve got the spare change, don’t miss out! New York City hosts two events, one three-day teaching May 20-22, Radio City Music Hall, 8:30 a.m. morning session, 12:30 p.m. afternoon session, $100-$300; and one public talk May 23, Radio City Music Hall, 12 p.m., $25-40.
Gunga NuhGunga: New York City Welcomes The Dalai Lama
—by Elisabeth McGuirk, May 18, 2010