March 31, 2020
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - In a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his support for his efforts to control the growing threat of the coronavirus, which has also reached India as it spreads across the world.
March 30, 2020
My dear brothers and sisters, I am writing these words in response to the repeated requests from many people around the world. Today, we are passing through an exceptionally difficult time due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 26, 2020
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written today to the Chief Minister, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, to express his support for him in his efforts to control the growing threat of the corona-virus, which has spread across the world and has even broken out here in this state.
March 19, 2020
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - On receiving news that Northern Irish peace campaigner Betty Williams had died in her sleep on St. Patrick’s Day, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to her nephew, Lawrence Lovell, to express his condolences.
March 1, 2020
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - Upon being informed of the passing away in Vietnam of the Fifth Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, Thich Quang Do, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote a letter in which he offered prayers for his senior spiritual brother and his condolences to his many followers.
February 11, 2020
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - Writing to congratulate Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on his party’s success in the Legislative Assembly elections, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his appreciation of the vibrant democracy that the people of India have enjoyed since the country became independent in August 1947.
January 18, 2020
Patna, Bihar, India - Yesterday morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama paid a farewell visit to the Mahabodhi Stupa. Hundreds of people lined the road to catch a glimpse of him as he made his way to the inner sanctum where he spent several minutes praying before the revered statue of the Buddha.