October 11, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - The happy chatter that filled the meeting room next to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s office fell silent when he walked into the room and scanned the faces of the students waiting for him. He smiled broadly, wished them “Good morning”, and sat down.
October 6, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - At the start of the final day of teachings for students from Taiwan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama announced that he would first perform preliminary rituals in preparation for the Avalokiteshvara permission he was going to give. Once he was ready, he explained that he had decided that the permission of Avalokiteshvara Who Liberates from the Lower Realms would be an auspicious conclusion.
October 6, 2018
Dharamsala, HP, India - In his letter to Ms. Nadia Murad from Iraq and Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo His Holiness congratulated them for their being awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for their dedicated struggle against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
October 5, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP - After reaching the Tsuglagkhang and greeting members of the audience this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama stood on the throne and saluted the images of the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara and the Three Religious Kings of Tibet before sitting down. Chanting of the ‘Heart Sutra’ in Chinese followed the recitation of the Mangala Sutta in Pali.
October 4, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - Representatives of the Taiwanese students bearing incense holders escorted His Holiness the Dalai Lama from the gate of his residence to the Tsuglagkhang this morning. Standing before the throne before he sat down, he scanned the faces of the audience as he waved to them in greeting.
October 3, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - The majestic Dhauladhar Mountains stood resolute against the clear blue, post-monsoon sky as His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked from his residence to the Tsuglagkhang, the main Tibetan temple, this morning. The temple yard was thronged with people eager to see him, smiles on their faces and hands folded in welcome.
October 1, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - In a letter to the Indonesian President, H.E. Joko Widodo, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his deep sadness at the tragic loss of life, devastation of property and consequent hardship faced by so many people as a result of the earthquake and tsunami that recently struck the island of Sulawesi.