His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurates Meditation and Science centre of Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod Tibetan Settlement, South India today. The Tibetan spiritual leader who is on a week’s visit to the Tibetan settlement, congratulated the members for being able to open the centre in the Tibetan settlement during the ceremony.
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated and consecrated the newly built Drepung Loseling meditation and science center this morning at Doeguling Tibetan settlement, Mundgod. Around 500 people including students, guests and staff of the new centre were present at the inauguration ceremony. Gaden Tripa, Gaden Trisur, Khenpos, Settlement Officer and Chief Representatives were also present at the function.” said the report published by the official website of Central Tibetan Administration.
His Holiness while addressing the gathering at the ceremony emphasized on the importance of mental hygiene which hugely controls the physical hygiene. He also appealed the monks to be 21st century Buddhists, finding their devotion in Tibetan Buddhism through sound reason.
“I always say that Buddha is a great philosopher and thinker. He never told us to follow his teachings blindly, rather asked us to thoroughly investigate. Now a days many scientist shows interest in Tibetan Buddhism. We must do like 21st century Buddhist,” His Holiness explained on the importance of having a scientific approach in the study of Tibetan Buddhism.
His Holiness later visited the exhibition organised by the Meditation and Science Centre. The managers informed that there are a 11 staffs and 474 students at the centre.