Tibetan Pilgrims Listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Tsuglagkhang

Tibetan Pilgrims Listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Tsuglagkhang

November 30th 2016

Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India, 30 November 2016 - When His Holiness the Dalai Lama met about 1000 pilgrims from Tibet today, many in traditional attire, their faces bright with anticipation, he told them that since they had come to India on pilgrimage or to visit relatives, he thought he would talk to them about Buddhism before they returned home. “Buddhism spread the length and breadth of Tibet,” he told them, “but not that many people really understand what Buddhism is about.”

Visiting Saitama Medical University
Visiting Saitama Medical University
November 26th 2016
Saitama, Japan, 26 November 2016 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Kanazawa for Omiya this morning by bullet train after spending two relaxing days at the home of an old Japanese friend. From Omiya, he drove through the countryside directly to the Saitama Medical University. On arrival he went immediately to offer his condolences to the family of Maruki Kiyohiro, Chairman of the University, who recently passed away. Maruki Kiyohiro's father, Maruki Kiyomi, was the founder of the Saitama Medical University & Hospital, who invited the first five Tibetans to study in Japan in 1965.
Meeting with the Press before Returning to Japan
Meeting with the Press before Returning to Japan
November 23rd 2016
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 23 November 2016 – Before leaving for the airport this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with about 50 members of the media at his guest house. He told them he was happy with the way his ninth visit to Mongolia had gone, and that he considered it to have been a meaningful success. “Wherever I go,” he remarked, ”I always stress that I am just one among the seven billion human beings on this planet.
Interaction with Youth
Interaction with Youth
November 22nd 2016
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 21 November 2016 – At the Culture House in downtown Ulaanbaatar this morning, His Holiness gave two brief interviews to local television channels. In a message to young Mongolians, His Holiness said, "Tibet and Mongolia have had friendly relations for more than 1000 years, especially since we embraced Buddhism. Despite the material development we see in the world, people still lack peace of mind."
International Conference on Buddhism and Science
International Conference on Buddhism and Science
November 21st 2016
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 21 November 2016 – The sun was shining this morning as the motorcade carrying His Holiness the Dalai Lama wove its way through the downtown traffic on its way to the hotel that was to be the venue for today’s activities. His Holiness first met with about 150 members of the Jetsun Dhampa Centre. Reading a report of their activities the Director informed His Holiness of the various community services they provide.
 

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Kalachakra in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India from January 3 to 14: His Holiness will be giving the Kalachakra at the request of the Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration. During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from January 3 to 5, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals. From January 6 to 8, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) and Kamalashila's The Middling Stages of Meditation (gomrim barpa). On January 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from January 10 to 13. On January 14, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.

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