This month sees an official visit to Australia by the 14th Dalai Lama. A deluxe package, priced at $5,000, will give you the chance to witness the teachings and the “journey of a man of compassion and wisdom”. The main event in Melbourne, a three-day teaching session, is expected to draw an audience of 3,000 people and costs up to $721. You can pick up a souvenir t-shirt of the tour for $35. The capitalist media fall over themselves to fawn over a man who has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates and prizes.