The Office of Tibet in Washington, D.C., today informed the University of Colorado Boulder that the Dalai Lama will not be able to attend any of his planned events in the United States next month for medical reasons. The following is from the Office of Tibet:
“His Holiness arrived in the United States earlier this week for a medical evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, the doctors have advised that His Holiness take complete rest. As a result, His Holiness will be returning to Dharamsala, India, next week and will not be able to visit the United States next month. We deeply regret cancellation of the visit.”
The Office of Tibet apologized to everyone at CU-Boulder who has worked on these events and purchased tickets. The events at CU-Boulder were coordinated by the Tibetan Association of Colorado, the CU Student Government (CUSG) and the CU-Boulder Cultural Events Board.
Ticket costs will automatically be refunded to ticketholders’ credit cards for all Dalai Lama events starting the week of Oct. 5. The CU Athletics Ticket Office will contact those patrons whose credit cards have since expired or changed to make alternative refund arrangements.
Meantime, the Office of Tibet has offered to consider rescheduling the visit. The university will provide more information on this possibility if or when it becomes available.
Further information will be posted at www.colorado.edu/dalailama.
For information on the Oct. 20 CU-Boulder events:
Ticket and event information:
Erin Dewese, CU-Boulder Center for Student Involvement, 303-492-6720
Julie Poppen, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-4007
For information on the Oct. 21 public events coordinated by the Tibetan Association of Colorado:
Ani Tenzin Lhamo, Tibetan Association of Colorado