His Holiness the Dalai Lama Returns To Bodh Gaya

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama return back to Bodh Gaya from the Maharashtra city, Pune after completing his scheduled programs there. The Buddhist spiritual leader returned to the holy town in Bihar to continue his ongoing month long sojourn that began since the beginning of this year.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama left from Bodh Gaya on January 9 and arrived in Pune on the same day. The spiritual leader visited the Maharashtra city to grace the inaugural event of the 2nd National Teachers Congress as the Chief Guest. The meeting was organised by MIT School of Government at the MAEER MIT World Peace University and it was recognised by the state government of Maharashtra.

His Holiness met with more than 130 members of the Tibetan community in Pune—students, shopkeepers and some professionals prior to the meeting on Wednesday and reminded for the need to study the Tibetan language which holds the key to accurately understand Tibetan Buddhist philosophies. The Tibetan spiritual leader also assured them that better times are also hopeful.

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.

The teachings can watched in livestream on this link.

TJ editor

Editor at Tibetan Journal

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