Tickets for the Dalai Lama's USD talk are non-transferable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Student ticket holders will be asked to show a current student identification card at the door.
We are thrilled by the incredible response from USD students, staff, faculty, and members of the San Diego community who are anxious to see the Dalai Lama speak at USD on April 18, 2012. Unfortunately, the Dalai Lama‘s “Cultivating Peace and Justice” talk at the USD Jenny Craig Pavilion has completely sold out. With just 3,100 seats to accommodate 10,000 USD students, faculty and staff, and another 1,500 seats to accommodate the Dalai Lama‘s many followers in San Diego, we did our best to provide to access to as many people as possible, but we just could not seat everyone.
If you were unable to purchase a ticket but would like to see the live stream of the Dalai Lama‘s talk, please visit the USD website at 1:30 p.m. on April 18. Each of the three university talks will be broadcast live via the web. For the complete "Compassion Without Borders" Symposium schedule and event updates, please visit:www.dalailamasandiego.org.
Overflow seating for viewing the Dalai Lama‘s talk will be available free of charge in the following University of San Diego campus locations:
- Frank‘s Place
- Maher Hall, Salomon Hall
- Shiley Theater
- University Center, Room 107
Frequently Asked Questions and Parking Information
For the safety and security of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and to ensure your enjoyment of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we have developed the following list of Frequently Asked Questions and parking instructions.
Q. What time should I arrive to the Dalai Lama’s “Cultivating Peace and Justice” talk at University of San Diego (USD)?
A. Jenny Craig Pavilion (JCP) doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Doors will close promptly at 1 p.m. All ticketed guests must be in the JCP prior to 1 p.m. or your ticket will be forfeited. The Dalai Lama’s talk begins at 1:30 p.m.
Q. Can I bring food into the JCP?
A. No food or drink can be brought in through security, but food will be available for purchase at the JCP.
Q: Will I be permitted to park on the USD campus?
A: General parking will be available at the Sunrunner Parking Lot located off the I-5 at the corner of Sea World Drive and Pacific Highway. From I-5, exit Sea World Drive and continue west. Make a left onto Pacific Highway, which is the first traffic light. Follow arrows to the Sunrunner Parking Lot, which is on your immediate left. Complimentary shuttle buses and trams will be available beginning at 10 a.m. to transport guests 2.5 miles to the USD campus. We recommend you arrive at the lot by 11 a.m. Buses and trams will return to the Sunrunner Parking Lot immediately after the talk has ended and run until 5 p.m.
If the Sunrunner Parking Lot completely fills, drivers will be redirected to the Rose Marie Starns South Shores Parking Lot further west on Sea World Drive for pick-up.
Drivers with a valid ADA parking placard or plate will be permitted to park on campus in the Mission Parking Structure, Level 3. To access the Mission Parking Structure, proceed to the East Campus Entrance just off Linda Vista Road. Parking attendants will be available to direct you.
There will be no general public parking for the Dalai Lama’s talk on campus.
Public Transportation Information
Commuters can easily access the University of San Diego via the Old Town Trolley and/or the MTS Bus Route #44. To plan your trip via the bus or trolley, please visit www.sdcommute.com.
Security Screening and Prohibited Items
Q. What can I expect when I arrive at the JCP?
A. Everyone will be screened by security before entering the JCP. Please expect long delays at the door.
The following items are strictly prohibited:
- Aerosol sprays, mace or pepper spray
- Ammunition (either real or simulated)
- Animals (other than guide/service dogs)
- Audio Recorders
- Bags larger than 9” x 11”
- Coolers, thermal or glass containers
- Explosives of any kind (including fireworks)
- Firearms or weapons of any kind
- Food & Beverages
- Gifts for the Dalai Lama including flowers
- Knives, blades or sharp objects (of any length)
- Laser pointers
- Packages, large bags or suitcases
- Pocket or hand tools (such as leatherman)
- Posters, signs and placards (including supports structures)
- Sticks or poles
- Video recorders
- And any other items at the discretion of the security screeners that may pose a potential safety hazard
Note: Flash photography will be prohibited, however, small personal cameras without a flash will be permitted.