Kind Reminder: additional tickets for the Gyalwang Karmapa's London teaching will go on sale today at BST 20:00.
VENUE CHANGE FOR THE LONDON TEACHINGS & ADDITIONAL TICKETS
大家好! 我是Chloe, 法王噶瑪巴歷史性首次訪問英國工作團隊的負責人。鑒於對法王2017年5月20和21日倫敦開示入場票的超大量需求，我們在過去的48小時內盡全力在倫敦簽訂了一處更大型會場Battersea Evolution。
Hello - my name is Chloe and I am heading up the organisational team of His Holiness Karmapa's historic first visit to the UK. Due to the extremely high demand for tickets, in the past 48 hours we have managed to secure Battersea Evolution, a significantly larger venue in London, for the teachings on 20th and 21st May 2017.
The venue remains in central London and those tickets bought for the teachings at the Hilton Hotel remain valid for the new venue. So, in spite of the change of venue, which may create an extra tube/bus/car journey for those who have already booked accommodation, we hope that this is a cause for great celebration and that we can all rejoice that so many more of our Dharma brothers and sisters will now be able to attend! (full details of the venue change, ticket/refund information and FAQ's can be found at the bottom of this email).
I also would like to take this opportunity to give a little background to this historic first visit of His Holiness to the UK which might help shed light on the decision-making process to date...
Even though discussions have been ongoing for many years, the actual dates for a UK visit were agreed just a few short months ago and although we are now feeling confident, to date we have been operating under uncertain conditions. At the time the dates were finally agreed, the Hilton was one of a very few London venues/conference facilities of a sizeable and affordable capacity available. With no official clearances, our kind sponsor agreed to risk the large non-refundable deposits for the venue, hotels and many other elements of the visit, plus commit contractually to further payments to try to make this visit possible. We know it has not been a smooth journey for you all, we are also not enjoying feeling the disappointment of so many people but just want you all to know that capacity was a consideration that we gave a lot of thought and hard work to, and have simply been trying our best given the availability and circumstances to date.
We sincerely hope that there is not too much upset because of the venue change but rather rejoicing, and that with all our continued efforts the visit will be a great success!
With best wishes,
Chloe Roberts 及組織團隊
Chloe Roberts & the organisational team x