Tashi Lhunpo, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 30 December 2015 - There was still a chill in the air this morning when His Holiness the Dalai Lama came down to the veranda of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was to begin preparations for the Sixteen Drops of Kadam empowerment. The early morning sun illuminated the ritual cakes arrayed before a thangka illustrating the Sixteen Drops. As the preparations proceeded, members of the audience arrived and took their seats. Once he was seated on the throne and facing them, His Holiness explained the context of the teaching.
|Ritual cakes arranged before a thangka illustrating the 16 Drops hanging at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 30, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHD|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the first day of the 16 Drops of Kadam Empowerment at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 30, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|