Schedule

Note: Below is the public schedule of His Holiness the Dalai Lama both in India as well as abroad. Please note that for many of these events, tickets are required in order to gain entrance. People are requested to contact the organizers directly or visit the websites given below for further information on tickets. In general, most of the events in India are free where as the majority of events abroad require paid tickets. For your information, as a long-standing policy His Holiness the Dalai Lama does not accept any fees for his talks. Where tickets need to be purchased, organizers are requested by our office to charge the minimum entrance fee in order to cover their costs only. Please note that the below dates are subject to change. 

2016

Birthday Celebration in Mundgod, Karnataka, India on July 6: His Holiness will participate in the concluding ceremony of the yearlong 80th Birthday Celebrations of H.H. the Dalai Lama in the morning at Drepung Monastery organized by the Geluk Organizing Committee.

Teaching in Rewalsar (Tso Pema), HP, India on July 13: His Holiness will give a teaching on Za Patrul Rinpoche's Heart Treasure of the Saints, The Practice of View, Meditation and Action: Speech that is Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle and End (thog tha bar sum du ge bai tam ta gom chod sum nyam len dam pai nying nor) in the afternoon. 

Teaching in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India from August 12 and 13: On August 12, His Holiness will give a teaching on Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (jangchup lamdron) and Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) at Thiksey Monastery. On August 13 morning, His Holiness will confer a long life empowerment (tsewang) and be offered a long life prayer at Thiksey Monastery.

Teaching in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India from August 19 to 21: On August 19 and 20 mornings, His Holiness will give a teaching on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) at Shewatsel Teaching Ground. On August 21 morning, His Holiness will confer the Avalokiteshhvera Initiation (wang) at Shewatsel Teaching Ground.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India from August 29 to September 1: His Holiness will continue his teaching from Chapter 2 of Nagarjuna's The Precious Garland of the Middle Way (uma rinchen trengwa) at the request of a group from Asia including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Mind & Life Dialogue in Brussels, Belgium from September 9 to 11: There will be a two and a half day Mind & Life Dialogue on Power and Care with leading experts in science, economics and religion to be held at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts organized by Mind & Life Europe. Contact Website: www.powerandcare.org

Public Talk in Brussels, Belgium on September 11: His Holiness will give a public talk on Individual Engagement and Global Responsibility organized in the afternoon by Mind & Life Europe at the Palais 12, Brussels Expo - Belgium. Contact Website: www.dalailama2016.be

Teaching in Strasbourg, France on September 17 & 18: On September 17, His Holiness will give a one-day teaching on Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) and on September 18 morning His Holiness will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang) organized by the Federation of Tibetan Buddhism. Contact Website: www.dalailama-strasbourg2016.com

Public Talk in Strasbourg, France on September 18: His Holiness will give a public talk on Ethics Beyond Religion in the afternoon organized by the Federation of Tibetan Buddhism. Contact Website: www.dalailama-strasbourg2016.com

Teaching in Dharamsala from October 3 to 6: His Holiness will give a four-day teaching on Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way (uma shigyapa) at the request of a group of Taiwanese at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Teaching in Riga, Latvia on October 10 & 11: His Holiness will give two-day teachings on Dharmakirti's Pramanavarttika (tsema namdrel) at the request of Save Tibet Foundation (Moscow) and Saglabasim Tibetu (Riga). Contact Website: http://lv.dalailama.ru/

Teaching in Milan, Italy on October 21 & 22: On October 21, His Holiness will give a one-day teaching on The Three Principal Aspects of The Path (lamtso namsum) and Tsongkhapa's In Praise to Dependent Origination (tendrel toepa) organized by The Ghe Pel Ling Institute for Tibetan Buddhist Studies. Contact Website: http://www.dalailama-milano2016.com 

Public Talk in Milan, Italy on October 22: On October 22 afternoon, His Holiness will give a public talk on Secular Ethics organized by The Ghe Pel Ling Institute for Tibetan Buddhist Studies. Contact Website: www.dalailama-milano2016.com

2017

Kalachakra in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India from January 3 to 14: His Holiness will be giving the Kalachakra at the request of the Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration. During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from January 3 to 5, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals. From January 6 to 8, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) and Kamalashila's The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa). On January 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from January 10 to 13. On January 14, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.

 

 

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