Dharamsala, HP, India, 1 June 2013 - Despite the sweltering summer heat, more than 8000 people gathered at the Tsuglagkhang here today to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama begin to explain Shantideva's classic 'Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life'. This short series of teachings has been requested by a coordinated group of 1100 Indian Buddhists, among them 480 belonging to the Young Buddhist Societies of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. They were joined by 1900 foreigners from a variety of countries across the world and 5000 Tibetans, including 2000 monastics.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama during opening prayers at the Main Tibetan Temple at the start of the first day of his four day teaching given at the request of a group from India in Dharamsala, India on June 1, 2013. Photo/Abhishek Madhukar|