The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s scheduled visit to Manali in Himachal Pradesh to give teachings there has been postponed till next year after serious damages caused by heavy rainfall in the region. The Tibetan spiritual leader was scheduled to visit Manali from October 12 to October 14 this year.
According to the official website of the Official of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (OHHDL) on Thursday, the scheduled visit to Manali has been postponed to 2019 as the flooding in the region caused by heavy rainfall has seriously damaged the infrastructure in the region.
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s’ planned teaching in Manali scheduled from October 12 to 14 has been postponed to 2019 due to the recent heavy rains and flooding causing major damage to infrastructure in Kullu District, including Manali. We apologize for the inconvenience this decision causes.” said the notice in the official website of OHHDL.
While the 83 year old Buddhist spiritual leader returned to India on Wednesday after a four nation tour of Europe, His Holiness is scheduled to give four days of teachings and continue last year’s topic on Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way (uma jukpa) at the request of Taiwanese from October 3 this year.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is also scheduled to visit Japan later in the October where he will teach on Je Tsongkhapa’s Praise to the Buddha for His Teachings on Dependent Origination (tendrel toepa) & Kamalashila’s The Middle Stages of Meditation (gomrim barpa) in the mornings of October 14 and 15 in Yokohama. On November 16 morning, His Holiness will confer an Avalokiteshvera Permission Initiation (chenresig jenang).