Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 18 & 19 August 2016 (from news reports) - Almost thirty thousand devotees thronged the Shiwatsel ground to attend teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama here today. Four days of teachings, with sessions in the mornings only, have been organized by the Ladakh Buddhist Association of Leh in collaboration with various volunteer organizations.
As a prelude to His Holiness’s teachings, monks and scholars from various monasteries participated in formal debates with each other, employing dialectical methods to explore the niceties of the doctrine.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama waving to the crowd of almost 30,000 on his arrival at the Shiwatsel teaching ground in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India on August 18, 2016.|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama reading from ‘A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life’ during his teachings in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India on August 19, 2016. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|