His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama does not charge a speaking engagement fee, and no aspect of His Holiness' visit is being used to profit financially. Any funds raised through sponsorships and tickets sales will be used only to cover expenses for the events benefiting humanity. Should there be any surplus funds from His Holiness' events, that surplus will be disbursed to charitable organizations under the advisement of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
The City of Charlottesville Office of Communications has launched a website at http://www.charlottesville.org/dalailama/ to provide the public with information on the October 11th event. This site will be updated as more information becomes available.