Below is the public schedule of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. All events are free and open to the public unless noted. For ticketed events, people are requested to contact the organizers directly or visit the listed websites for further information on tickets.
For all teachings in Dharamsala, registration is required in order to attend. Registration begins a few days before the actual start of the teaching and ends the day before the first day of the teaching. Registration hours are from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm at the Main Tibetan Temple (Tsuglhakhang) courtyard. For registration purposes, all foreigners need to bring copies of their passport, Indian visa and 'C' form. People living in India need to bring copies of their aadhaar card. A nominal fee of Rs. 10 will be charged.
For your information, as a long-standing policy His Holiness the Dalai Lama does not accept any fees for his talks. Where tickets need to be purchased, organizers are requested by our office to charge the minimum entrance fee in order to cover their costs only.
Please note that the dates given below are subject to change.
September 27, 2023
His Holiness will inaugurate the Khamgar Druk Dharmakara College of Buddhist Cultural and Welfare Charitable Trust in the morning.
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October 2 - 4, 2023
His Holiness will give three days of teachings on Tsongkhapa's Songs of Experience on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lamrim dudon), Geshe Chekhewa’s Seven Point Mind Training (lojong dondun ma) and Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara Initiation (chenresig chak shipai wang) in the mornings at the Main Tibetan Temple at the request of Taiwanese.
October 11 - 12, 2023
His Holiness will give two days of teachings at Paljor Stadium at the request of the Sikkim State Government. On October 11 morning, His Holiness will teach on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma). On October 12 morning, His Holiness will confer the Empowerment of Guru Padmasambhava: A Collection of the Quintessential Guru Yoga Practice of Guru Padmasambhava (thukdrup yangnying kundue).
October 15, 2023
His Holiness will give a general teaching followed by the Ceremony for Generation of Bodhicitta (semkye) at Sed-Gyued Monastery in the morning.
November 26, 2023
His Holiness will give a teaching on Je Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Paths (lamtso namsum) in the morning at Sera Mey Monastery at the request of Sera Mey Monastery.
December 3, 2023
His Holiness will confer the White Tara Long Life Empowerment (drolkar tsewang) in the morning at Sera Jey Monastery at the request of Sera Jey Monastery.
December 9, 2023
His Holiness will give a teaching on Tsongkhapa’s Concise Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lamrim dudon) followed by a short Long Life Offering to HHDL by Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in the morning at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
December 13, 2023
His Holiness will give a teaching on the Condensed Commentary on the 5 Stages of Guhyasamaja (sawang dupe rim-nga tri drupa) in the morning at Gyudmey Tantric Monastery at the request of Gyudmey Tantric Monastery.
December 29 - 31, 2023
His Holiness will give three days of teachings at the Kalachakra Teaching Ground. On December 29 and 30 mornings, His Holiness will give teachings on Nagarjuna’s In Praise of Dhammadhatu (choying toepa). On December 31 morning, His Holiness will confer the Manjushri Empowerment (jamphel yang jenang).
January 1, 2024
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will attend a Long Life Prayer offered to him in the morning at the Kalachakra Teaching Ground.