Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 5:40 p.m.
Tallinn, Estonia: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia from France this afternoon. His Holiness will be in Estonia until the afternoon of 18 August and the hosts for this visit are the Estonian Institute of Buddhism and the Riigikogu Tibet Support Group (Estonian Parliamentary group for Tibet). This is His Holiness’ third visit to Estonia, the previous two visits having taken place in 1991 and 2001.
During this visit, His Holiness will give a public talk on "A Call for Universal Responsibility" followed by Q&A session at the Liberty Square, in front of the Estonian Liberty Statue, Tallinn in the afternoon of 17 August. In addition, as well as taking part in various other engagements His Holiness the Dalai Lama will meet with President of Estonia, H.E. Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves and a number of Ministers from the Estonian Government.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama departs for Helsinki, the capital of Finland, from Tallinn in the afternoon of 18 August. His Holiness’ visit to Helsinki is at the invitation of the Finnish Tibetan Cultural Association and Songtsen, a Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana Community in Finland. This will be His Holiness’ fifth visit to the country. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings on "Geshe Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses of Training the Mind" in the morning of 20 August followed by a public talk on "The Power of Compassion" in the afternoon at the Barona Arena in Helsinki.