Nubra Valley, Ladakh, J&K, India, 23 July 2010 (tibetonlinetv.com) - After presiding over a Buddhist philosophical debate at a school in Ladakh yesterday, His Holiness said it is right to describe Buddhism as the precious gem of this world in general, and as the symbol of Himalayan regions in particular. Therefore, it is not only the monks and nuns, but that of lay people's responsibility to study the teachings of Buddha, he added.
Tibet has been undergoing great difficulties for the last 60 years, said His Holiness, expressing hope that the changes taking place in the world in general and China in particular would gradually bring positive change in Tibet.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama reminded the people of Himalayan regions of their bounden duties to make use of the freedom and opportunity to study and preserve Tibetan Buddhism, which he said is passing through a difficult phase in Tibet.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama departed Samtenling Monastery for Yarma Gonpo Monastery on 23 July.