Opportunities to Welcome HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA to Edinburgh

Thousands of people across Scotland have been unable to obtain tickets to public talks by The Dalai Lama. In Edinburgh there are two opportunities to     get a glimpse or even a hand shake as he arrives for events in two places: 

Friday 22nd June
08.45am Parliament Square on Royal Mile
10.15am Outside The Usher hall on Lothian Rd.


The Dalai Lama arrives in Edinburgh on the afternoon of Thursday 21st June from London. On Friday 22nd June he will have a private viewing of archive material relating to Tibet during a private visit to the National Library of Scotland. This will be followed by a public talk at the Usher Hall on the theme of Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World. This event will be the highlight of a five month series of talks marking the 20th anniversary of The Edinburgh Lectures.

The Rt Hon Cllr George Grubb, Lord Provost of The City of Edinburgh said: “I am delighted to welcome His Holiness The Dalai Lama to Edinburgh and I will be very much looking forward to hearing what will undoubtedly be a fascinating and inspiring talk. This will be a monumental occasion for the city and a truly special way to mark the twentieth anniversary of The Edinburgh Lectures series.”

Rabbi David Rose, Co-Convener of The Edinburgh Inter Faith Association and Co-Chair of The Conference of Edinburgh’s Religious Leaders said: 'We are again delighted to welcome the Dalai Lama to Edinburgh and Scotland. As a beacon of tolerance, commonsense and morality in our world, this pre-eminent religious leader does us a great honour in again gracing our city. The diverse faiths of the city eagerly await his presence and his inspirational words.’

Friday 22nd June (a.m)
Public Talk at the Usher Hall

‘Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World’
The 20th Anniversary of The Edinburgh Lectures