Hoteliers Request Dalai Lama 2019 Kalachakra Teachings in Dharamshala

The Hotels and Restaurants Association in Dharamshala has written an appeal letter to the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a possible 2019 Kalachakra teachings in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh of India. The hoteliers are making the point that such a teaching has never been held there.

While the local business people in Dharamshala explain that the small Himalayan town has risen into an international tourist destination with relevant infrastructural developments, they believe a Kalachakra teachings could further increase tourist inflow.

“Thousands of foreigners as well as Indian tourists are visiting Dharamshala on a regular basis during the past so many years. The city has grown up a lot in terms of infrastructure. Dharamshala has also been selected as one of the smart cities of India,” the letter stated according to the report in Business Standard.

“We strongly believe if ‘Kal Chakra’ is hosted here, it will give a tremendous boost to the tourist inflow in the city. We request you to explore the possibility of hosting ‘Kal Chakra’ puja for the year 2019 in Dharamshala,” it added.

The spiritual essence of the teachings by Tibetan Buddhist leaders headed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been one of the main reasons thousands of tourists, mainly Westerners and Asians visiting the Himalayan hill town.

The foreigners visits have been a huge blessing for the tourism business, the business community is now alleging a downward trend of foreigners footfalls due to reduced religious programs from His Holiness the Dalai Lama especially during the winter seasons, affecting their fortunes significantly!

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8 thoughts on “Hoteliers Request Dalai Lama 2019 Kalachakra Teachings in Dharamshala

  • January 15, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    Buddhist teachings is not meant to promote business. I think if we accept such kind of business minded teachings specially KALACHAKRA, then in coming future lots of others will request same. I urge the association don’t use HH as ur profit making tool please.

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  • January 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm
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    Motivation should not be business oriented

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  • January 15, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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    Leave ur selfish business minded proposal to urself !! He is not a promote campaign ! Y himachali indians r so selfish

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  • January 15, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Reason of Requesting is very cheap.

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  • January 16, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Kalachakra is not meant to promote business or attracts tourism but rather empowerment of an initiations for spiritual, a tantra system for overcoming the ravages of time and attaining enlightenment.

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  • January 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    No water in dharamsala.

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  • January 17, 2019 at 6:28 am
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    As compared to any other cities or towns in India Dharamsala is way overpriced in everything. Also there is no water and no space

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  • January 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    Dharamshala is overpriced for indian buddhist also.according to weather his holiness should stay in south during winters.

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