The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (OHHDL), known in Tibetan as Gaden Phodrang, is the personal office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It provides secretarial assistance to His Holiness and broadly speaking, is responsible for all matters related to His Holiness and acts on his behalf.
Among OHHDL's main responsibilities are:
1. Organization of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's schedule, including audiences and public blessing lines and his travels within India and to different parts of the world;
2. Handling all correspondence on behalf of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
When His Holiness is in Dharamsala, we try and schedule public blessing lines during the mornings of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. People are requested to register several weeks in advance to be included in a public blessing line.
Another opportunity to see His Holiness is when he is giving public teachings at the Tsuglhakhang (Main Tibetan Temple) in Dharamsala or other places in India. For a list of these teachings, please visit the schedule section of the website.
Opportunities to privately meet with His Holiness in Dharamsala have been greatly reduced. In view of His Holiness' advanced age, we refrain from scheduling any private sit-down audiences.