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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Takes Stage at the Forum, Presented By Chase, for a Once in a Lifetime Open Conversation Tuesday, February 25

Topic: Universal Responsibility & Alleviating Inner Turmoil through Compassion in the 21st Century; Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00 AM PST

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A highly interactive experience affords attendees an opportunity to hear from His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, speaking on the topic of social responsibility and compassion as it relates to daily life. This public event will be held on February 25th at 1:30 PM at the Forum, presented by Chase, in Inglewood, CA.

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Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster order by phone at 800-745-3000.

This unique appearance, made possible by "The Lourdes Foundation," an international organization compassionately empowering and lifting up the lives of youth to build a stronger foundation for the future leaders of our global community, is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience.

Sean Lourdes, Chairman of The Lourdes Foundation, and President of its benefactor, Auge Media, says his life was dramatically changed by a personal encounter with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. "I believe that fundamental change in our global community begins with understanding the message of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  The more people who hear the message of peace and compassion, the more positive impact it will have on creating lasting change." 

"The Public Talk will focus on sharing the value of social integrity," adds Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the Personal Peace Emissary to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, under whose guidance this special visit is organized. "The theme will be non-violence and the effects of compassion in the 21st Century. It is hoped His Holiness' words will make a significant contribution to minimizing the stresses people face in today's world, where financial, environmental and social conflicts are constant. His Holiness' message of fostering non-violence is paramount and indispensable in our current times.  The opportunity to hear this wisdom first-hand is invaluable." 

About Auge Media and The Lourdes Foundation:
Auge Media, a global publishing and multi-media corporation, now celebrating its 60th Anniversary, is proud to be the majority-funding source for The Lourdes Foundation.  The Foundation directs program grants and funds specific initiatives geared towards building strong and compassionate future leaders.

The Lourdes Foundation is providing a limited number of complimentary tickets for schools, churches, and community organizations. For more information please contact the foundation directly at: [email protected]

About His Holiness the Dalai Lama:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He is also the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems. He was awarded the United States highest civilian honor, The Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 and in 2012 received The Templeton Prize which honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.

Since 1959, His Holiness has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his messages of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. His Holiness has also authored more than 72 books and travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations and held dialogues with the heads of different religions along with leaders of science and industry.

About the Forum:
The Forum underwent a reinvention that has created a thriving venue for both artists and music fans. The Forum opened on January 15 as the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment. Architecturally, the interior of the bowl has been completely modernized and features flexible seating, ranging from 17,500 seats to 8,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of events. In addition to completely refurbished concourses, fans will enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of new event level hospitality offerings, including food and beverage, merchandise and bathrooms. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena; ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. Additionally, the Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for artists thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. The new Forum was designed with artists in mind and includes seven, star-caliber dressing rooms that feature upgraded amenities, providing an unparalleled experience for all entertainers and performers.  For more information, please visit www.fabulousforum.com.

SOURCE The Lourdes Foundation

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