His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates New Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates New Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh

July 19th 2016

Dharamsala, HP, India, 19 July 2016 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to Pema Khandu, newly elected Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, to express his congratulations. In his letter he wrote: “I am confident that under your leadership Arunachal Pradesh will continue to make progress in prosperity and development, particularly by improving the lives of the poor and needy in your state.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses his Shock and Sadness at the Tragedy in Nice
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses his Shock and Sadness at the Tragedy in Nice
July 18th 2016
Dharamsala, HP, India, 18 July 2016 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to French President Francois Holland to express his shock and sadness at the heartbreaking deaths of more than 80 people in Nice during celebrations to mark Bastille Day. He wrote: “I would like to convey my condolences to you and the people of France, especially to the families and friends of those, including even children, who were killed.”
Monkey Year Tse-chu Ceremony Observed at Tso-pema
Monkey Year Tse-chu Ceremony Observed at Tso-pema
July 14th 2016
Tso-pema, Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh, India, 14 July 2016 - Celebrations of Guru Padmasambhava’s birth, which is observed on the 10th of the 5th month of the Tibetan calendar, began at 4 am this morning at the Orgyen Herukai Nyingma Monastery in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Booming horns announced the start of a ganachakra or tsog offering based on the Rigzing Dungdrub cycle.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Teaches ‘Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones’ in Tso-pema
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Teaches ‘Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones’ in Tso-pema
July 13th 2016
Tso-pema, Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh, India, 13 July 2016 - In the twelve year cycle of the Tibetan calendar, the birth of Guru Padmasambhava is customarily celebrated in the Monkey years and this year is a Fire-Monkey year. Tso-pema, a lake in the hills above the ancient royal Indian town of Mandi is also traditionally associated with Guru Padmasambhava and his teaching the Princess Mandarava.
Celebrations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 81st Birthday
Celebrations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 81st Birthday
July 8th 2016
Mundgod, Karnataka, India, 6 July 2016 - On the occasion of his 81st birthday His Holiness the Dalai Lama joined a large assembly of monks from Tibetan monasteries of all traditions across India, who had gathered to make a Long Life Offering to him. The event was organized by representatives of the Gelug Order of Tibetan Buddhism and the Doeguling Tibetan Settlement where His Holiness has been a guest for nearly a week.
 

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Teaching in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India on August 12 & 13: On August 12, His Holiness will give a teaching on Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (jangchup lamdron) and Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) at Thiksey Monastery. On August 13 morning, His Holiness will confer a long life empowerment (tsewang) and be offered a long life prayer at Thiksey Monastery.

Teaching in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India from August 19 to 21: On August 19 and 20 mornings, His Holiness will give a teaching on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) at Shewatsel Teaching Ground. On August 21 morning, His Holiness will confer the Avalokiteshhvera Initiation (wang) at Shewatsel Teaching Ground.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India from August 29 to September 1: His Holiness will continue his teaching from Chapter 2 of Nagarjuna's The Precious Garland of the Middle Way at the request of a group from Asia including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam at the Main Tibetan Temple.

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