August 19, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - Following news of the death of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to his widow Mrs. Nane M. Annan to offer his heartfelt condolences. “I admired the determination and the principles he brought to fulfilling his responsibilities as Secretary General of the United Nations.”
August 18, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - Concerned by the havoc monsoon rains have wreaked in Kerala this year, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to the Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, “I offer my condolences to you, to the families who have lost loved ones, and to all affected by the flooding.”
August 16, 2018
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - Following the announcement this evening that former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee had passed away at the age of 93, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to Shri Vajpayee’s foster daughter, Smt Namita Bhattacharya, to express his condolences.
August 13, 2018
Bengaluru, India - The last engagement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s current Indian tour was a visit to The Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education (DLIHE). Early this morning, under skies that were clearer than they have been for some days, he drove out of Bengaluru city to the Institute at Sheshagrihalli on the Mysore road.
August 12, 2018
Bengaluru, India - This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama returned to the ballroom of the hotel where he is staying to address a packed audience of more than 1000. He was again given a traditional welcome, lit a lamp and paid his respects before the sacred images set up at the back of the stage.
August 11, 2018
Bengaluru, India - This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited by Vidyaloke, a group whose name alludes to the light of wisdom, dedicated to rekindling appreciation of ancient Indian spiritual traditions of which Buddhism is part, to talk to Young Professionals and Students.
August 10, 2018
Bengaluru, India - Leaving Goa yesterday morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama took a short flight to Bengaluru. He drove into the city and was welcomed at his hotel by a large contingent of Tibetans who live in Karnataka. Tashi Shölpa and Gyal Shay dancers performed on the hotel forecourt, while a young man and woman in Tibetan costume offered the traditional ‘chemar changpu’.