Taking his cue from the Rolling Stones, Tibetian spiritual leader, Dalai Lama is once again on a StateSide tour.
The Dalai Lama comes back strong in September, with the hype of a concert tour. Earlier this month a brand-new 30-by-40-foot billboard was erected across from the Cond© Nast building on Times Square, announcing the Tibetan leader’s arrival for the largest coordinated series of Buddhist-related events ever to occur in the U.S. [Village Voice]
The 20-day tour will include stops in five cities – New York, San Francisco; Bloomington, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; and Boston. Sponsored in part by Tibet Center, the visit is being organized by the Initiatives Foundation, Richard Gere’s public charity. In San Francisco, the biggest mouth since Larry Ellison, Salesforce.com founder and pseudo-buddhist Marc benioff will be hosting his holiness, who has seen his popularity come under serious threat from bare-riffed Britney Spears, Kobe Bryant and of course the greatest of them all, Deepak Chopra.