New York, NY, USA, 2 November 2014 - Strong cold winds blew under the steely light of early winter as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove through New York, down along the Hudson River, to the Manhattan Center this morning. He had been invited by the Danang Foundation led by Karma Kagyu Lama, Tsewang Tashi Rinpoche, to teach Nagarjuna’s ‘Commentary on the Awakening Mind’ and bestow a One-thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment. Of the 1100 people filling the theater, 800 were Chinese from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and North America. They were joined by Tibetans, Mongolians and Americans.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama performs preparatory rituals for the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment in the morning before the start of the teachings at the Manhattan Center in New York City on November 2, 2014. Photo/Sonam Zoksang|
|Some of the 1100 people attending His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings at the Manhattan Center in New York City on November 2, 2014. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during his teachings at the Manhattan Center in New York City on November 2, 2014. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|