The Buddhist spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama completed the third series of teachings during his ongoing month long stay at Bodh Gaya today. During the progress of empowerment initiations at the Kalachakara ground today, he announced that he will give a two days teachings specially for those disciples coming from the mainland China.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama announced that from tomorrow for two days he would be teaching the ‘Diamond Cutter Sutra’, also known as the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in 300 verses, principally to Chinese students and requested for the Chinese disciples to be seated in the front row.
“From today we are completing one chapter of public teachings. To Chinese from Taiwan, I have been giving teachings annually. Since few years, I have been teaching groups of Chinese from mainland China. Today there are some mainland Chinese to whom I am going to give the teaching of Diamond Cutter Sutra (Dorjee Chodpa)” His Holiness the Dalai Lama announced while beginning the last phase of empowerment teachings at Bodh Gaya today.
Today His Holiness conferred the Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava empowerment and declared that this marked the end of a series of teachings he has been giving here in Bodhgaya.
“Today, I’ll be giving the Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava empowerment. Those of you who take it will be committed to reading the sadhana and would do well to memorize the long mantra of the ten wrathful deities. As I mentioned the other day, a unique feature of this practice is that it combines the peaceful and wrathful practices of Manjushri. The main goal is to achieve wisdom and Manjushri is the embodiment of that quality. To overcome suffering we have to overcome ignorance and the only way to do that is to cultivate wisdom. This is what the Buddha taught.” explained His Holiness at the Kalachakara ground today.