His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama in Taormina

September 16 (9.00 to 11.30 h and 13.30 to 15.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Visit of His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama to Sicily. During his first visit after 20 years to Sicily, from September 16 to 18, His Holiness will visit Taormina, Messina and Palermo, before he continues his visit to Italy in Florence. On Saturday, September 16, at the Antique Theatre of Taormina, His Holiness will receive the “Honor Award of the Metropolitan City of Messina” and he will give two lectures, the first one (9.00 to 11.30h) on the item: Peace is…the meeting of peoples. An opportunity for the evolution of humanity, the second lecture (13.30 to 15.00h): The way towards wisdom and happiness through meditation. Greeting words by the Mayor of Taormina Eligio Giardina, the President of the Sicilian Region Rosario Crocetta, the Regional Tourism Councilor Antony Barbagallo and the Mayor of Messina Renato Accorinti. Tickets via www.ctbox.it and at the pre-selling offices.
More Info: www.dalailama.it

September 17 (9.15 h)
Teatro Vittorio Emanuele – Messina
Meeting with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. After his visit to Taormina, His Holiness will be at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina, before he continues his visit to Sicily in Palermo. After speeches by the President of the Sicilian Region Rosario Crocetta, the Regional Councilor of Culture Carlo Vermiglio and the Mayor of Messina, Renato Accorinti, His Holiness will give his first lecure (9.00 to 11.30) on Compassionate ethics and interdependence, and  – after greeting words of the City Councilor for Culture Dr. Federico Alagna, the Archbishop of Messina Giovanni Accolla and the Mayor of Messina Renato Accorinti – His Holiness will give his second lecture (13.15 to 14.30) about Educational activity and mind training: the most efficacious way towards awareness develoment. The Dalai Lama has been invited to Sicily by the mayors of Messina, Renato Accorinti, and of Palermo Leoluca Orlando, both active against corruption and for peace and social justice. The tickets for the event are alreday in sale: www.ctbox.it