Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 1 January 2014 - As soon as he was settled on the teaching throne at Sera Jey Monastery today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama turned to the part of the ground where most of the foreigners were sitting and said:
“I’d like to wish you all a happy new year. Let’s each make a determination to be a more sincere, compassionate, warm-hearted and non-violent human being trying to make our world a more equal place. That way we can actually make it a happy year.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting members of the audience as he arrives at the start of the eighth day of teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, India on January 1, 2014. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|People from the Markham region of Tibet waiting with offerings as part of a long life ceremony for His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, India on January 1, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|
|View of the main stage during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings located in the debate ground at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, India on January 1, 2014. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|