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Tickets to hear the Dalai Lama speak in May in Louisville  go on sale Wednesday morning.

The Buddhist leader and Nobel laureate will speak on May 19-20 at the KFC Yum Center in an event called Engaging Compassion, focusing on “how an individual can engage with compassion from within his or her own religious tradition in order to build world peace from the local level to the world community,” according to a news release from the KFC Yum Center. The Monday talk will be a two-part public Buddhist teaching called “Attisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.”

Louisvilleā€™s Tibetan Buddhist Center, the Drepung Gomang Institute and the city of Louisville are hosting the talks.

Tickets for Sunday’s event cost $100-$5. Tickets for Monday’s event are $35-$75. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at  all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000, at www.ticketmaster.com or at the KFC Yum Center Box Office.

So we’ve got that going for us, which is nice.