October 21, 2019
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, India - Members of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists led by Thai activist Sulak Sivaraksa met His Holiness the Dalai Lama this morning. “As human beings, we all want to live a happy life,” His Holiness told them, “but we are regularly faced with problems of our own making.”
October 15, 2019
Chandigarh, India - When His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Chandigarh University this morning after a half hour drive out of the city, he was received by a welcome committee that included the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. Tibetan students offered the ‘chema changpu’ traditional welcome on the steps.
October 14, 2019
Chandigarh, India, - Yesterday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama travelled by road from Dharamsala to Chandigarh. This morning he was invited to inaugurate the 11th Global Week of the Chitkara University and representatives of the university came to escort him to its campus at Rajpura.
October 14, 2019
Chandigarh, India - Moved by reports in the news of the destruction wrought in Japan by the worst storm in decades, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister. “I would like to offer my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of the recent Typhoon Hagibis,” he wrote.
October 12, 2019
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, India - With the announcement that Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia is to be awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to congratulate him.
October 5, 2019
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, India - Walking from his residence to the temple this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was unrestrained in his efforts to engage with members of the public. In the temple yard people pressed against the railings in their eagerness to catch his eye.
October 4, 2019
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, India - Following the recitation in Pali of the Mangala Sutta and the chanting of the ‘Heart Sutra’ in Chinese, His Holiness the Dalai Lama drew attention to a verse that Chinese Buddhists add at the end.