Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 2 January 2016 - Prominent Lamas like Ganden Tri Rinpoche, Sharpa Chöjey and Jangtse Chöjey and several Abbots waited in the Tashi Lhunpo Assembly Hall to bid His Holiness the Dalai Lama farewell this morning. When he stepped out into the sunshine, shielded by a large yellow ceremonial umbrella, the monks of Tashi Lhunpo were sitting on the monastery steps. He sat smiling among them as final group photographs were taken and then climbed into his car. Driving away from Tashi Lhunpo and Bylakuppe thousands of Tibetans lined the road, some holding flowers or incense, but nearly all holding white silk scarves that caught the early morning light as he passed.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on January 2, 2016. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking to a meeting of
the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Association (Karnataka) in
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on January 2, 2016.|
|Members of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Association (Karnataka) listening to His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressing their meeting in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on January 2, 2016. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|