The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered a long life prayer ceremony by the nuns from all five sects of Tibetan Buddhism on Thursday morning at the Main Temple, McLeod Ganj. His Holiness told at the ceremony that their dedication and service inspires him to continue his works for many years to come.
“Buddhist nuns from over 40 nunneries across India, Nepal and Bhutan made history by offering the first ever tenshug to Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama with representation from four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon tradition here at Dharamshala.” said the report in the official website of Central Tibetan Administration, explaining that over 875 nuns from nunneries across India, Nepal and Bhutan organised the long life prayer offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
His Holiness while expressing his delight, applauded for making the offering together by nuns of all five sects of Tibetan Buddhism and encouraged the Buddhist nuns to pursue highest studies by understanding the Buddha’s teachings in the light of reason.
“So continue your excellent work. Be resolute in carrying forward your study and service to Dharma. Although you have made grand offerings today; in essence, the most meaningful offering to me would be your unfaltering dedication and service,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama continued at the ceremony.
His Holiness also told that despite getting old physically, he feels inspired to continue his work for next 10 to 20 years. The ceremony was attended by President Dr Lobsang Sangay, Chief Justice Commissioner Kargyu Dhondup, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Justice Commissioners, kalons, members of Tibetan parliament, secretaries and officials of CTA. Religous leaders including Sherpa Choje, Drekung Kabgyon, medium of Nechung oracle, Abbot of Namgyal Monastery and representatives of various Tibetan monasteries also graced the event according to the report.