After Pope Francis is back at the Vatican following his trip to Philadelphia, another world religious leader will be coming to town. And tickets are going quickly to see the Dalai Lama when he visits in October.
Although one event — on the campus of LaSalle University — is sold out, tickets are still available for the Dalai Lama’s appearance at Temple University.
“Anyone I know who has ever been in his presence or gone to one of his talks is deeply effected and moved by simply attending this,” said Tony Boris, president of the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia. “He’s really quite a funny guy besides all that. He has a wonderful sense of humor, he engages with the audience.”
The Temple event will include a question and answer session.
“This is always a traditional part of his teachings and public talks, questions are asked that are read aloud,” Boris said.
The Dalai Lama will receive the Liberty Medal Oct. 26 at the National Constitution Center.