Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to the newly elected Khamba Lama of Gaden Thekchogling, the principal Buddhist Monastery in Mongolia, Geshé Jetsun Dorji (Javzandorj-Жавзандорж), to congratulate him on his new position.
In his letter His Holiness stated that the Dharma has great potential to contribute to the well-being of humanity because it is rooted in non-violence and compassion. However, this will only occur if those of us who have the opportunity to study and practise it. His Holiness added that when it comes to giving Buddhist teachings, it is important to keep in mind the aptitude and inclination of those being taught.
In a separate letter to the outgoing Khamba Lama, Gabju Demberel Choijamts, who is retiring due to his advanced age, His Holiness expressed admiration for the way he has promoted an approach to the Buddha’s teachings founded on study, reflection on what has been learned, and meditation on what has been understood. His Holiness wrote that the Khamba Lama had lived a meaningful life and that he had been happy to count him his friend for many years.
His Holiness assured both Khamba Lamas of his prayers and good wishes.