His Holiness the Dalai Lama Inaugurates Buddhist Community Centre in Aldershot

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Inaugurates Buddhist Community Centre in Aldershot

June 30th 2015

Aldershot, Hampshire, UK, 30 June 2015 - Before setting out for the day’s events, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a penetrating interview to Emily Maitlis of the BBC’s Newsnight programme. She opened by asking what had been the hardest part of his job. He told her that the situation had become particularly difficult after 1950-51. He felt the Chinese communists’ original motivation had been good.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury Festival
His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury Festival
June 29th 2015
Glastonbury, Somerset, UK, 28 June 2015 - It was raining when the helicopter carrying His Holiness the Dalai Lama from London landed on a high field near the village of Pilton, site of the Glastonbury Festival. He was welcomed on arrival by Michael Eavis, the founder of the Festival and owner of Worthy Farm on which it takes place, and his third wife, Liz. The two men soon discovered that they are both 80 years old this year.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in the UK
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in the UK
June 27th 2015
London, UK, 27 June 2015 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama flew from Dharamsala to Delhi yesterday afternoon. This morning before setting out for the United Kingdom, he gave an interview to Ms Jyoti Malhotra of India Today. Scattered cloud interrupted views of London as his flight came in to land.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Appreciation of Project to Recreate Bamiyan Buddhas
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Appreciation of Project to Recreate Bamiyan Buddhas
June 25th 2015
Dharamsala, HP, India, 22 April 2015 - On being informed of the recent success of a project to recreate images of the Bamiyan Buddhas in situ, His Holiness the Dalai Lama issued a note of appreciation. He wrote, “When the Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan were destroyed in March 2001, it made me sad."
Prayers Offered for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Long Life and Celebrations of His Birthday
Prayers Offered for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Long Life and Celebrations of His Birthday
June 21st 2015
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India, 21 June 2015 - The premises of the Tsuglagkhang and the yard before it were packed with people this morning for the first of two days celebrations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. The Tibetans included many monks and nuns, as well as laypeople in their best clothes and students from Tibetan schools. At 8 o’clock His Holiness was escorted from the gates of his residence up to the Tsuglagkhang.
 

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Discussion in Dallas, TX, USA on July 1: His Holiness will participate in a moderated discussion hosted by the George W. Bush Presidential Center and SMU in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth at SMU’s Moody Coliseum. Contact Website: www.bushcenter.org

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's Official 80th Birthday Celebration and Global Compassion Summit in Anaheim and Irvine, CA, USA from July 5 to 7: As part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's official 80th Birthday Celebration in the U.S., His Holiness will participate in various talks, events and panel discussions at the Honda Center in Anaheim and the Bren Events Center at the UC Irvine Campus. Contact Website: www.HHDL80.org  

Teaching and Long Life Offering Ceremony in New York, NY, USA on July 9 and 10: His Holiness will give a teaching on Kamalashila's The Middle Stages of Meditation at the Javits Center on July 9 organized by the North American Tibetan Associations. On July 10 morning, His Holiness will confer a White Tara long-life Empowerment followed by a long life prayer offering. Contact Website: www.dalailamabirthday.net

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