His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meets Foreign Visitors to Dharamsala

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meets Foreign Visitors to Dharamsala

March 30th 2015

Dharamsala, HP, India, 30 March 2015 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama today met with an estimated 1100 people from 56 different countries in Asia, Australasia, Europe, North and South America and Africa. Among them were more than 100 Indians. He first posed for photographs with them arranged in groups according to nationality before sitting down below the Tsuglagkhang to speak to them. “Some time ago I thought it would be good,” he said, “if, when there are quite a number of visitors here, I could meet with them and share with them some of my thoughts and experiences."

20th Shotön Opera Festival Begins
20th Shotön Opera Festival Begins
March 27th 2015
Dharamsala, HP, India, 27 March 2015 - This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama presided over the opening of the 20th Shotön Festival in exile. The last such celebration of Tibetan opera in Tibet took place in 1958 and the tradition was revived on His Holiness’s advice in 1993. As he drove from his residence to the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), the road was lined with Tibetans and other well-wishers, waves of white silk scarves in their hands as the early morning sun illuminated their joyful, smiling faces.
Science, Ethics and Education - Second Day
Science, Ethics and Education - Second Day
March 25th 2015
Delhi, India, 25 March 2015 - The second day of the Science, Ethics and Education conference at Delhi University began soon after 9am this morning with a presentation from Mind & Life veteran Clifford Saron. He is the principal investigator of the Shamatha Project and his talk focused on ways contemplative practices can provide mental and emotional training that helps teachers. He told His Holiness the Dalai Lama that in 2009 he had asked how to encourage ordinary people to investigate their minds and he had replied that it was up to people like him.
Science, Ethics and Education - First Day
Science, Ethics and Education - First Day
March 24th 2015
Delhi, India, 24 March 2015 - A two day international conference opened today at the University of Delhi. Scholars and teachers with roots in the ancient knowledge traditions of India considered how they might contribute to a fuller more rounded education that includes ethical values in addition to more materialistic aims. The meeting attended by Delhi University students took place in the DS Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education.
Addressing Conference on Strengthening Democracy in Asia and Members of the Gymkhana Club
Addressing Conference on Strengthening Democracy in Asia and Members of the Gymkhana Club
March 23rd 2015
New Delhi, India, 23 March 2015 - It was a bright morning today as His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at the India International Centre to give the inaugural address at a conference on the theme - ‘Strengthening Democracy in Asia’. However, as Dr George Matthew made clear in his welcome speech, what made the event special was that it was being held to mark the legacy of veteran Indian activist and politician, George Fernandes.
 

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Teaching in Tokyo, Japan on April 12 & 13: His Holiness will give a Buddhist teaching based on The Heart Sutra & Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhichitta and confer the Avalokiteshvera Empowerment organized by the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for East-Asia at Showa Joshi Hitomi Hall. Contact Website: www.tibethouse.jp

Teaching in Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia from June 5 to 9: His Holiness will give five days of teachings on Commentary on the Five Stages of Guhyasamaja and confer the Yamantaka Initiation organized by the Dalai Lama in Australia at the Fairmont Resort, Luera, Blue Mountains. Contact Website: www.dalailamainaustralia.org

Public Talk in Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia on June 6: His Holiness will give a public talk on The Wisdom of Forgiveness organized by the Dalai Lama in Australia in the afternoon at the Katoomba Public School. Contact Website: www.dalailamainaustralia.org

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