Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 3 January 2014 - It was chilly and dark when His Holiness the Dalai Lama emerged from Sera Jey Monastery this morning to take the short walk to the teaching ground. Even at that early hour the path was lined with smiling faces as he made his way to begin rituals in preparation for an Avalokiteshvara empowerment. He had instructed that while he was doing that, monks should engage in debate, which they did with gusto.
When he was ready to teach, he began, saying:
|Ganden Tripa Rizong Rinpoche making traditional offerings at the start of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's final day of teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on January 3, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|
|Members of the audience during the empowerment given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the final day of teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on January 3, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|