Dalai Lama starts NYC visit at Radio City

The Dalai Lama delivers a lecture to Buddhist monks, Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Dalai Lama's visit is a two-day lecture series called "Engaging Wisdom and Compassion" and hosted by the Tibetan studies organization Jewel Heart.

May 20, 2010 8:53:49 AM PDT
The Dalai Lama is starting a New York City visit by teaching an audience of thousands at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets are going at $360 for a package of three lectures in as many days.

On Thursday afternoon, the Buddhist spiritual leader will speak about the concept of emptiness and the way to enlightenment.

On Sunday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, he'll participate in an interfaith discussion titled "Kinship and its Meaning in Our World Today."

The 74-year-old political leader of the exiled government of Tibet first came to New York three decades ago.

Last week, the Dalai Lama visited a Tibetan center in Indiana founded by his brother, who died two years ago.