FAQs about the event

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His Holiness the dalai lama - nyc feng shui expert will lestrangeHow can I volunteer? Volunteer applications and are currently closed. 

What is the recommended time to arrive at the Yum! Center?
 Please plan on arriving early enough to clear security to be seated and ready to start. This will require you to be at the door at least two hours prior to the program start time.

Will translation into a non-English languages be provided?
 Translation will be provided into Vietnamese.

Can I bring my baby stroller into the arena?
 No, strollers are not allowed.

Will there be handicapped parking? Guests with valid, state-issued handicapped parking hang tags will be able to park in a designated parking lot in the Parking structure beneath The Yum Center. If you do not have a valid, state-issued hang tag, please do not attempt to park in this lot. It will be staffed by police and you will be turned away.

What should I do if I require a wheelchair? 
There is seating on the arena floor that is easily accessible to individuals in wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Guests who will require seating in this area must indicate to us at the time they submit a request to purchase tickets that they will require accommodations. Please note that attendants of people in wheelchairs must have their own tickets.

Will there be accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing  guests? 
The arena will contain 2 jumbo-tron screens suspended from the roof structure each side of the stage to enable vision impaired guests to see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama from their seats. (this will include Real Time Captioning) 

There is a block of seating dedicated to our deaf and hard of hearing guests, where a sign interpreter will assist with your enjoyment of the presentation. 

***Please be sure to mention your particular needs when booking your ticket***

FAQs about HH Dalai Lama

What is the Dalai Lama giving up? He is relinquishing the last vestiges of his formal governmental role in the Tibetan government in exile (Central Tibetan Administration, or CTA). These duties, enshrined in the Charter (constitution) of Tibetans in exile, include summoning or suspending the parliament, appointing ministers, and holding referenda.

Is the Dalai Lama ending his advocacy for the Tibetan people? No. He says, "My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility," and "as long as Tibetans place their trust and faith in me, I will continue to serve the cause of Tibet." He will continue to speak out on, and speak with world leaders about, the struggles facing Tibetans in Tibet.

Does this announcement affect the Dalai Lama's spiritual role? No.Recognized and venerated as the 14th reincarnation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, his spiritual role is intact and inescapable. It is expected that he will continue to travel the world to give teachings.

Why is the Dalai Lama doing this? He frames it as the culmination of a decades-long transition to democracy, which includes elections for an executive and the legislature. He also puts it in context of making the Tibetan people self-reliant for any eventuality, including his passing. He says, "it is necessary that we establish a sound system of governance while I remain able and healthy, in order that the exile Tibetan administration can become self-reliant rather than being dependent on the Dalai Lama."

What will happen to the dialogue with the Chinese government? The nine rounds of dialogue have been between the Chinese authorities and the envoys of the Dalai Lama. This issue may become clearer in the coming days as the parliament discusses matters like this.