Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 25 December 2013 - Although the entire teaching is taking place in the covered courtyard of Sera Jey Monastery, His Holiness is staying for the first week at Sera Mey. It’s a short drive through narrow lanes from one monastery to the other, but because of the size of the crowd, it’s a relatively long walk from the car to the throne. However, today His Holiness enjoyed interacting with people on the way, catching the eye of an old friend here, waving to another there, and shaking many outstretched hands.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting audience members as he arrives at the teaching ground at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 25, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama accepting a mandala offering from H.E. Ling Choktrul Rinpoche on the first day of the Lam Rim teachings at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe on December 25, 2013. Photo/Rio Helmi|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during the first day of the Lam Rim teachings at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe on December 25, 2013. Photo/Rio Helmi|