I am Fortunate To Be In Amaravati: H.H. the Dalai Lama

January 6th 2006

I Am Fortunate To Be In Amaravati: H.H. the Dalai Lama

Amaravati, 6 January 2006 (www.phayul.com) - His Holiness the Dalai Lama began the Kalachakra 2006 yesterday. Thanking the state government of Andhra Pradesh for extending infrastructural facilities for the Kalachakra, the 70 year-old Tibetan leader said that the Kalachakra in Amaravati holds a special significance as it is believed to be the place where Buddha gave the first Kalachakra Initiation.
 
'I feel fortunate to be able to initiate the Kalachakra here in Amaravati. More Kalachakras will take place but this place (Amaravati) is especially important as Buddha gave his first Kalachkara sermon here'.

The Dalai Lama said that the leaders of Andhra Pradesh are very concerned about the Kalachakra and Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh and that he had extended his gratitude to them for their efforts.

The Tibetan leader also said that Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are popular Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in India and that Andhra Pradesh has joined them. He also said that the state government is putting all its efforts to make Andhra Pradesh an important destination for Buddhists all over the world.

VOT radio service reports that more than a hundred thousand devotees from all over the world are expected to gather at the remote south Indian riverside town of Amaravathi.

It also said that 400 media persons have converged at the Kalachakra site to cover the big religious gathering of Buddhists.
 

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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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