2013 Audio Translation and Seating
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings in Tibetan language, and there will be simultaneous translation via FM radio. Therefore, please bring an FM radio with headphones, so as not to disturb others who are listening in a different language.
The following translations are expected: Chinese, English, and several other Asian and European languages (to be announced). Please note: All translators must be approved. Groups should not bring their own translators who have not been approved.
Foreign attendees will be seated together in the Foreigners’ Seating Area. This seating will be on the floor, so you are advised to bring a cushion/mat for comfort. If you require a chair or stool, please arrange to bring your own as these will not be provided.
As stated on www.dalailama.com: “Seating is usually reserved on a first come – first serve basis…. The conventional practice amongst Tibetans is that you take your seat on the first day of a series of teachings, mark it with your cushion or piece of cloth, and thereafter, keep to that same seat for the duration of the teachings. This is how Tibetans have traditionally avoided hassling with each other over who sits where every day…. Usually, people come to the teaching venue 1 or 2 days before the teaching begins to reserve their seating space.” The exact date/time for reserving seats will not be confirmed until very shortly before the teachings begin.