Dalai Lama Brings Message to Millenium Park

His Holiness joins panel with other religious leaders

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    Tibetan Buddhist leader talks about the search for happiness during Chicago visit. (Published Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

    The Dalai Lama is packing 'em in like U2.

    Well, maybe not those kind of numbers, but the Tibetan Buddhist leader did leave many Chicagoans scrambling for tickets at his second local appearance in two days, a panel discussion at Millenium Park with other religious leaders.

    Dalai Lama Reaches Out to Those of Other Faiths

    [CHI] Dalai Lama Reaches Out to Those of Other Faiths
    The Dalai Lama speaks to thousands gathered at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago. (Published Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

    "I’ve been here since 7 a.m. and I’ve been asking folks but so far, nobody has an extra ticket," Kathy Donovan said outside the event.

    His message Monday wasn't wasn't about Tibet or Buddhism, but concerned bridging religions in a troubled world.

    "For that reason, this kind of meeting, we more make known each other, share different experiences, and discuss from one tradition, how much we can make tradition for a better world," the Dalai Lama said during the discussion.

    This was the fifth Chicago visit for His Holiness, his first since 2007.