New York, NY, USA, 4 November 2014 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama lost no time after arriving in the historic Beacon Theater this morning. He saluted the Buddha, took his seat in a comfortable chair and recited the Heart Sutra at a crisp pace before resuming his reading of extracts from Tsongkhapa’s ‘Essence of True Eloquence’.
“In his ‘Praise to Relativity’ Tsongkhapa says of the Buddha, ‘Whatever you have taught is based on dependent origination. Nothing in your teaching does not contribute to freedom.’ Dependent origination is a principal element of the teaching. It can be found implicit in the cause and effect of the fundamental teaching, the Four Noble Truths.”
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama preparing to speak at the start of the second day of his two day teaching at the Beacon Theater in New York, NY, USA on November 4, 2014.|
|A view of the stage at the Beacon Theater during the second day of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's two day teaching in New York, NY, USA on November 4, 2014. Photo/Sonam Zoksang|
|Some of the almost 3,000 people attending the second day of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's two day teaching at the Beacon Theater in New York, NY, USA on November 4, 2014. Photo/Sonam Zoksang|