The Book of Joy

In April 2015, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu met in Dharamsala for a conversation about joy. The Book of Joy chronicles that discussion, and spreads the underlying message that to experience joy, you must bring joy to others.

The Book of Joy

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Welcome to the official website of the Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.  His Holiness is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the preservation of Tibet's Buddhist culture, a culture of peace and non-violence.

Explore here how His Holiness fulfils these commitments through his various activities his public talks, widespread international visits and publications.

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Observing the International Day of Peace at the Church of Peace, Swidnica Observing the International Day of Peace at the Church of Peace, Swidnica
September 21st 2016
Wroclaw, Poland, 21 September 2016 - More than thirty Tibetans and Mongolians living or studying in Poland came to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama before he left for his day’s engagements. He spoke to them briefly: "Tibet is known as the Roof of the World, but also as the Land of Avalokiteshvara. We Tibetans have our own language, with its own writing, which is the best medium for accurately explaining Buddhist teachings."

History, ‘Forgiveness and Reconciliation' in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016
September 21st 2016

Leaving Strasbourg for Wroclaw
September 19th 2016

Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Public Talk
September 19th 2016

 

Upcoming Schedule

Teaching in Dharamsala from October 3 to 6: His Holiness will give a four-day teaching on Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way (uma shigyapa) at the request of a group of Taiwanese at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Teaching in Riga, Latvia on October 10 & 11: His Holiness will give two-day teachings on Dharmakirti's Pramanavarttika (tsema namdrel) at the request of Save Tibet Foundation (Moscow) and Saglabasim Tibetu (Riga). Contact Website: http://lv.dalailama.ru/

Teaching in Zurich, Switzerland on October 14: His Holiness will give a one-day teaching on Nagarjuna's The Precious Garland of the Middle Way (uma rinchen trengwa), Kamalashila's The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) and will also be offered a long life offering by the Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein. Contact Website: www.dalailama2016.ch

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