The most heavily promoted, extensive (and expensive) lama tour in modern history reaches America tomorrow. Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche is arriving in New York, and sponsors are inviting everyone to help create a mob scene at the airport and hotel. Here is the official release:
We warmly invite you to greet Rinpoche at John F Kennedy International Airport upon his historic arrival, August 3rd, 2010, at 2:15 pm, Terminal 1. Or curbside at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 3:30 pm, 50th St and Park Avenue. The tone conveyed from Rinpoche's tour in the West thus far is one of deep, poignant appreciation of the unmistakable presence of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and great rejoicing in the bright and vital expression and activity of Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche.
This is obviously a "be there or be square," A-List event, so if you are in New York, or anywhere near New York, I'd say your best bet would be at the Waldorf.