His Holiness the Dalai Lama Extends his Sympathy to Victims of Sri Lankan Tragedy

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Extends his Sympathy to Victims of Sri Lankan Tragedy

May 20th 2016

Dharamsala, India, 20 May 2016 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote today to the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena to express his sadness at the loss of life and widespread damage to property following some of the worst torrential rains in several years that have triggered landslides and floods in Sri Lanka.

Manjushri Permission and Meetings in Osaka
Manjushri Permission and Meetings in Osaka
May 13th 2016
Osaka, Japan, 13 May 2016 - As it was the final day of the series of teachings he has been giving in Osaka, His Holiness the Dalai Lama today met with several groups from the audience of 2700 who have attended his talks. He began by meeting a group of one thousand, mostly women, from Taiwan. Once again he stressed the importance of studying and making good use of our intelligence.
Third Day of ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
Third Day of ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
May 12th 2016
Osaka, Japan, 12 May 2016 - After several days of cloud and rain, Osaka awoke today to bright sunlight streaming through the windows and bright blue skies overhead. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked through the hotel to the Osaka International Conference Center the light caught the fresh leaves on the trees around the buildings. “Today I want to tell you about the Stages of the Path tradition,” he began once he had sat down.
Second Day of ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
Second Day of ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
May 11th 2016
Osaka, Japan, 11 May 2016 - Arriving in the hall of the Osaka International Conference Center this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked to the front of the stage and saluted the applauding audience to the right, left and middle with folded hands. "Good morning everybody,” he began, “we know that the Buddha appeared in the world, although there is disagreement about when. The question is whether he attained enlightenment in that very life, or was enlightened long before."
Beginning to Teach ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
Beginning to Teach ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ in Osaka
May 10th 2016
Osaka, Japan, 10 May 2016 - As His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked to the hall of the Osaka International Conference Center this morning, well-wishers, mostly Chinese from Taiwan, lined up to greet him. When he walked onto the stage, the hall filled with applause. Once he had sat down he said: "As you know I’m nearly 81 years old and I have some problems with my knees, so although a teacher ought to prostrate before the Buddha before teaching it is now quite difficult."
 

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Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India from June 1 to 3: His Holiness will give teachings on Domthonpa's A Tree of Faith - A Self-Exhortation from Book of Kadam at the request of Tibetan youth at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India from June 7 to 9: His Holiness will continue his teachings from Chapter 4 of Shantideva's Bodhicharyavatara at the request of Nalanda Shiksha at the Main Tibetan Temple. Contact Email: shantideva2016@gmail.com
 
Public Talk in Washington, DC, USA on June 13: His Holiness will give a public talk on A Peaceful Mind in a Modern World in the afternoon at the Bender Arena, American University organized by the Capital Area Tibetan Association. Contact Website: www.dalailama2016dc.com

Public Talk in Westminster, CA, USA on June 18: His Holiness will give a public talk on The Power of Compassion as Key to Accomplishing Greater Values to Self and Others in the morning at the new Dieu Ngu Temple.

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