Dalai Lama Addressing Four-Day Congregation In Leh

August 23rd 2009

Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 23 August 2009 (ANI) - The Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, is delivering religious sermons on Bodhisattva, attended by thousands of devotees at a four-day congregation here.

Thousands of Buddhists monks are attending a four-day religious congregation, which commenced on Saturday.

In his inaugural sermon, the Dalai Lama highlighted the basic principles of Buddhism, which he termed as a faith that stands for wisdom, compassion, peace and brotherhood.

He underlined the importance of spiritual development of mankind particularly in the present time.

There has to be openness, truth and compassion, he added, saying the strife-torn world needs the message of peace and progress now more than ever before, the Dalai Lama asserted.

The participants feel that the presence of the Dalai Lama in the Buddhist majority Leh was a boon for the region.

'The people here are fortunate to listen to the sermons delivered by the Dalai Lama. He gives sermon in simple language and people easily understand him. His coming to this place itself is a great blessing for us,' said Tsewang Rigzen, a Buddhist monk.

A good number of foreigners and also tourists are attending the congregation.

 

Latest News

Education of the Heart
October 22nd 2014
Vancouver, BC, Canada, 21 October 2104 - After a long journey to Vancouver from India via Japan, on his fourth visit to the city, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s first public engagement today was at John Oliver School. He witnessed two classroom demonstrations. The first involved junior students who were focused on gratitude.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi
October 11th 2014

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is Offered a Long-life Ceremony
October 8th 2014

Tibet's spiritual leader commences teachings for Taiwanese devotees
October 7th 2014

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses his Sadness at the Passing Away of Ama Wäger
October 3rd 2014

Explore