The Bihar chief minister Shri Nitish Kumar said that he feels delighted whenever the Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits the sacred place, Bodh Gaya. The CM of the state has called on the spiritual leader at Bodh Gaya today meeting at the Kalachakra ground where His Holiness was giving his teachings specially to his Indian devotees.
During the meeting, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama released “Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics” – the first part of a multi-volume edition book which explores scientific observations about the material world and the mind found in classical Buddhist treatise.
“I feel delighted whenever the Dalai Lama visits Bodh Gaya. His discourses have inspired and transformed countless number of people. I am hopeful that this new book, which has been compiled under his supervision, will serve as an inspiration for promoting peace in the world,” CM Nitish Kumar said at the event.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Bodhgaya since the beginning of this year and will be spending his longest ever stay by taking a month long sojourn there. Today, His Holiness completed the three day teaching on the Buddhis text of Four Noble Truths and Dependent Origination with an approximated of at least 50,000 attendants at the request of Indians.
Buddhist spiritual leader will also give teachings on Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpos’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) in the mornings of January 14 and 15. His Holiness will also confer the Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wangchen) on the mornings of January 15 and 16. Following the initiation on January 16 morning, a long life offering ceremony (tenshug) to His Holiness will be made at the joint request of Lamyn Gegeen Tenzinjamphelchoijisheinen Tulku of Mongolia and Namgyal Monastery.