Buddhist Leaders to Meet in November to Discuss Future Dalai Lama

According to the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s conversation with the students of the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) today explained that as customary tradition, leaders of all different Buddhist traditions of Tibet will meet in November this year to further discuss about the future Dalai Lama.

His Holiness’s visit to Goa marked the 25th year anniversary of the GIM and he spoke on the importance of traditional Indian knowledge in modern time at the B School’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations. The Tibetan spiritual leader besides explaining that the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has not been politically relevant since he completely retired from all political roles in 2011 and devolved complete authority to the elected political leader of the Tibetan people.

The Tibetan spiritual leader explained that after coming into exile in 1959, an elected political leadership was appointed by the Tibetan people in exile and “Then in 2011, I totally retired from the political responsibility. Now the elected political leadership carries the full responsibility, I don’t get involved in their decision.” explained His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the B School adding that the Dalai Lama institution is no longer politically relevant.

While talking about the future Dalai Lama, His Holiness told that all leaders of different Buddhist traditions as customary, will hold a meeting in the coming November to discuss and decide about the future Dalai Lama.

“This November, we are meeting again. In the previous meetings, they had decided that when my age reaches around 90 years, then the group of leaders will decide about the future Dalai Lama.” said the Tibetan spiritual leader according to the report in Times of India. His Holiness will depart for Bengaluru on Thursday morning.

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