July 16, 2018
Sumur, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, J&K, India - Monks were engaged in vigorous debate when His Holiness the Dalai Lama reached the stage at the top of the Samstanling teaching ground today. He saluted the crowd, greeted Lamas and dignitaries as usual and took his seat.
July 15, 2018
Sumur, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, J&K, India - This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama left his quarters on top of Samstanling Monastery and walked down to visit the temple below. He inspected the painting of the Wheel of Life on the veranda before going inside to see and pay his respects.
July 14, 2018
Sumur, Ladakh, J&K, India - Thiksey Rinpoche and Khelkhang Rinpoche with monks of Diskit Monastery, as well as local lay-people, gathered to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama off this morning. He was moving on to Samstanling Monastery in Sumur, visible from Diskit on the hillside above the Nubra River.
July 13, 2018
Diskit, Ladakh, J&K, India - The Diskit Phodrang or Palace with its adjacent teaching ground stands on an eminence above the town. It is visible in the distance from Diskit Monastery and the Monastery Phodrang from where His Holiness the Dalai Lama set forth this morning.
July 12, 2018
Diskit, Ladakh, J&K, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in the Nubra Valley this morning. As His Holiness drove towards Diskit, the roads were lined by local people in their best clothes, standing in front of their houses, alongside colourful carved tables bearing an array of potted flowers.
July 9, 2018
Leh, J&K, India - Concerned about the victims of the unprecedented and extensive flooding that has taken place in Western Japan in recent days, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. “I am writing to express my sadness over the loss of life, devastation of property and hardship caused to so many.”
July 6, 2018
Shewatsel, Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India - Today was His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 83rd birthday. He came down to the prayer-hall at his residence in Shewatsel Phodrang at 7 o’clock and joined prayers for his long life and well-being attended by personal staff and close attendants.