His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Zealand: Day 1

December 5th 2009

Auckland, New Zealand, 4 December 2009 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in New Zealand to a colourful welcome from 200 or more wellwishers at Auckland Airport.

Shortly after arrival, His Holiness met with the Leader of the Opposition, Phil Goff (Lab) together with co-chair of the Parliamentary Lobby Group for Tibet, Darien Fenton (Lab).

Tomorrow His Holiness will have a round of meetings and interviews before giving a public talk to 6000 or more on the topic 'A Peaceful Mind'.

His Holiness' arrival was met with heavy rain, but this is due to clear for the weekend.

Simon Harrison
Secretary, Dalai Lama Visit Trust New Zealand


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Upcoming Schedule

Long Life Offering Ceremony on March 4: There will be a long-life offering ceremony for His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered by the Belgium Tibetan Association, Chidrel Tsokpa, Dhasa Tsongpa Community, Lhasa Community & Lhoka Community &  in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Teachings in Dharamsala, H.P., India on March 5: His Holiness will give a short teaching from the Jataka Tales in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple. 

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