Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 10 October 2013 - Acceding to a request from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta, after arriving at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium of Emory University this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama lost no time before beginning his explanation of Panchen Lobsang Chogyen’s Root Stanzas on Mahamudra. He made clear that he would not follow the traditional procedure that requires preliminary prayers and repeated explanations, but would give a straightforward account of the verses.
He led the 1200 people present in reciting the traditional verse which in the first two lines concerns taking refuge in the Three Jewels and in the second two lines concerns developing the awakening mind of bodhichitta. Both sections refer to ‘I’, so for them to make sense we have to have some sense of self.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaching at Glenn Memorial Auditorium at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on October 10, 2013. Photo/Sonam Zoksang|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his teachings at at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on October 10, 2013.|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama visiting a Business Studies classroom and interacting directly with the students on the topic of Secular Ethics during his visit to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on October 10, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|His Holiness talking to students during his visit to their classroom at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on October 10, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|