Dalai Lama reschedules visit to CU-Boulder for June 23

February 29, 2016 •

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit the University of Colorado Boulder June 23 after health issues derailed a previous visit scheduled last October, CU-Boulder student and local Tibetan leaders announced Feb. 29.

Tickets are not yet available for sale. Details will be announced in coming months on this University of Colorado event website.

"We are very happy to hear His Holiness is doing better and will visit our campus this summer," said Natalia Marroquin, Cultural Events Board chair. "This is a great opportunity for our student body that we couldn't pass up."

A schedule of the day's events at CU-Boulder for the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Tibetan Buddhist leader is still being finalized. The schedule, along with ticketing and parking information, will be announced in coming months.

The CU Student Government (CUSG), the CU Cultural Events Board (CEB) and the Tibetan Association of Colorado (TAC) are hosting the campus visit, with the support of CU-Boulder’s administration.

"We are delighted that the Dalai Lama was able to reschedule his visit," said Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. "We look forward to welcoming him to our campus and learning from one of the world’s most prominent spiritual leaders."

CU-Boulder student leaders and TAC representatives met with the Dalai Lama in 2014 in California to extend the invitation to come to CU-Boulder.

"We are blessed and honored to receive another chance to host His Holiness here at Boulder," said Tenzin Tashi, TAC spokesperson. "Last year, the public showed tremendous interest in the visit and so His Holiness blessing us with this visit is a great joy for every one of us."

Boneth Ahaneku, president of internal affairs for CUSG, said that by announcing early enough, "we hope students have plenty of time to make plans to attend."