INGLEWOOD ( — Tickets to see the Dalai Lama speak about social responsibility and compassion at the Forum will go on sale Wednesday.

The 14th Dalai Lama will make his appearance in Los Angeles on Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m., which is part of a four-day California swing. He is also scheduled to make appearances in San Francisco, Berkeley and Santa Clara.

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Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased through or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

The recently refurbished Forum can seat up to 17,500 people.

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“The public talk will focus on sharing the value of social integrity, said Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the personal peace emissary to the 17th Dalai Lama. “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.”

The Dalai Lama’s appearance was underwritten by The Lourdes Foundation, whose chairman and Auge Media president Sean Lourdes says his life was dramatically changed by a personal encounter with the Dali Lama. The Lourdes Foundation has set aside a limited number of complimentary tickets for schools, churches and community organizations.

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The 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his nonviolent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has also received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 and the 2012 Templeton Prize.