Dalai Lama Visits Chicago - NBC Chicago

Dalai Lama Visits Chicago

Spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists will be speaking at events at UIC Pavilion and Harris Theater



    Dalai Lama Visits Chicago
    Getty Images

    This story has moved. We're automatically redirecting you to our new coverage.

    The Dalai Lama is planning his first visit to Chicago in four years.

    The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists will be speaking at the UIC Pavilion on July 17 and July 18 at the Harris Theater at Millennium Park. 


    His appearance at UIC Pavilion is titled "Bridging the Faith Divide: A Public Talk By His Holiness The Dalai Lama," and will be emceed by WBBM's Bill Curtis.

    For the event at Harris Theater, the Dalai Lama will be part of a panel discussion on interfaith cooperation with religious leaders from Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths. This will be part of his plan to move forward with more positive interaction between faiths.

    The Dalai Lama and the exiled Tibetan government have been living in India since China's 1950 invasion. Formerly, the leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama gave up his political role in November, but will remain the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists.  

    In April, Tibet elected Harvard Law School visiting research fellow, Lobsand Sangay, 43, to lead its government . 

    Tickets prices range from $25 to $125.