Tickets for the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama are available:

In Latvia

In Lithuania

In Estonia

In Belarus

In Russia

Each ticket:
‒ is valid for the teachings on 5 – 6 May;
‒ includes lunch during the break between the two sessions each day.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings primarily in Tibetan. The teachings will be translated into Latvian, Russian and English. The translations will be broadcast in the FM range.

You may use your mobile phone with built in FM radio or a portable FM radio set to listen to the translation. Please, make sure your phone is fully charged, and you have enough spare batteries for your radio set. Please bring the corresponding earphones.



During the break between the two sessions all the participants will be offered lunch. Lunch will be served in Hall I of the International Exhibition Center Ķīpsala.

The bracelet that you will receive at the entrance at the International Exhibition Center Ķīpsala before the teachings will be your lunch pass.

Lunch is included in the price of your ticket.

At the lobby of the teachings you could buy tea, coffee and beverages.


Monks and nuns

We offer free admission to the teachings of H.H. the Dalai Lama to monks and nuns. Please fill up the form
Your applications should reach us before April 15.



We kindly ask you not to bring your children under the age of six into the hall. If your children attend the sessions, you need to purchase an admission ticket for them. The children should be able to sit quietly for a two hour talk as well as show an interest in being there.


Wheelchair users

Wheelchair users and those accompanying them, please do not book your tickets online, rather send a mail to: dalailama.riga@gmail.com to receive your admission ticket and other pertinent information.



To ensure a harmonious sequence of events and a safe one for all participants, please adhere to the following guidelines:

The teachings will begin at 9.30 am, both on May 5 and on May 6. The doors of the Kipsala International Exhibition Center will open at 7.30 am. Please consider arriving at least one hour before the event to allow you to go through the security checks before entry. Please promptly take your seat since H.H. the Dalai Lama usually starts on time and sometimes arrives well in advance.

For safety reasons you are requested not to carry large bags, strollers and other bulky items into the venue. Weapons, knives, tools, aerosols, paint, marking pens, flags, scissors and sharp objects are not permitted.

Seats are numbered and volunteers will assist you in finding them.

Please switch off your mobiles in the hall (or switch to flight mode if you use the FM radio function of your mobile for the translation).

Photos can only be taken from your seat; please avoid using flash and be considerate оf those seated next to you by taking only a few photos.

Pets are not allowed except for guide dogs for the blind.