February 24, 2024
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - The Tsuglagkhang, the Main Tibetan Temple, and the courtyard before it were packed this morning with an estimated 8000 people, Tibetans, people from the Himalayan region, and others from further afield. They had all gathered to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama give his customary discourse on the ‘Day of Offerings’.
February 13, 2024
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Alexander Stubb to congratulate him on having been elected the next President of Finland. “It has been an honour for me to have been able to visit your beautiful country several times over the years,” he wrote. “I deeply appreciate that on those occasions Finnish people from all walks of life have shown keen interest in what I had to say.”
January 14, 2024
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India - Following yesterday’s presidential elections in Taiwan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Mr. Lai Ching-te, the President-Elect, to offer his warm congratulations. “Indeed,” he wrote, “observing the exercise of democracy, as has just taken place in Taiwan, is a source of encouragement for all of us who aspire to live in freedom and dignity.”
January 12, 2024
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India - Following the recent general election in Bhutan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Tshering Tobgay, the Prime Minister-Elect, to offer him a warm Tashi Delek. “As Tibetans,” he wrote, “we share a historic relationship with the Bhutanese people, I have followed your country’s commendable development in democratic governance, under the farsighted leadership of the Druk Gyalpo.”
January 3, 2024
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India - This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited to preside over the Gelukpa University Convocation and the award of Geshé Lharampa degrees to Geshés who had graduated over the last four years. He was met at the gate to the Kalachakra Ground by abbots of the great monastic seats of learning in south India.
January 2, 2024
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, to express his sadness about yesterday’s earthquake that has resulted in numerous fatalities and casualties, as well as the destruction of property and infrastructure. “I am saying prayers for those who have lost their lives and offer my sympathy and condolences.”
January 1, 2024
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India - This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Gaden Phelgyeling for the Kalachakra Teaching Ground to attend a ceremony of offerings and prayers for his long life requested by the Central Institute of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, and its alumni, and people belonging to the Tibetan settlement at Paonta Sahib. Monks wearing crested yellow hats and playing horns led the way.