Preserve Buddhist Culture, His Holiness Tells Bomdi-la People

November 15th 2009

Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, India, 13 November 2009 (Times of India) - The long-cherished dream of people of Bomdi-la, a tranquil and desolate township in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district, was fulfilled on Friday when they got a glimpse of the Dalai Lama who arrived here the previous day.

The town wore a colourful look with flags containing Tibetan motifs and inscriptions of Buddhism fluttering. Shops downed shutters and over 10,000 devotees thronged the Buddha Stadium to listen to the Tibetan leader to get lessons on truthfulness, peace and tolerance the essence of Buddhism.

As soon as the Dalai Lama started his speech, everbody was all ears and an aura of spirituality was unmistakable. The Tibetan leader exhorted the people of this remote place to preserve Buddhist tradition and culture and live in harmony to usher in development.

The Dalai Lama also attended a cultural programme organized by local youths in his honour and visited the Gryl Monastery where he was given a traditional reception. On Saturday, which also happens to be the Children's Day, the spiritual leader is scheduled to meet kids and monks from different institutions before leaving for Itanagar where he would offer prayers at Sidhartha and Thupten Gatsalling gompas. He will also interact with intellectuals and people at the Banquet Hall.

On Thursday, the Dalai Lama was accorded a warm reception at Bomdi-la helipad by MLAs RT Khunjuju, Kumsi Sidisow, deputy commissioner, SP, monks of Thubchog Gastsel-Ling and Gaden Rabgyal-Ling monasteries and devotees. People were all along the road which the Tibetan leader was scheduled to take on his way to Thubchog Gastsel-Ling monastery.

 

 

Latest News

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Extends his Sympathy to Victims of Sri Lankan Tragedy
May 20th 2016
Dharamsala, India, 20 May 2016 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote today to the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena to express his sadness at the loss of life and widespread damage to property following some of the worst torrential rains in several years that have triggered landslides and floods in Sri Lanka.

Manjushri Permission and Meetings in Osaka
May 13th 2016

Third Day of ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
May 12th 2016

Second Day of ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
May 11th 2016

Beginning to Teach ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
May 10th 2016

Explore