Dalai Lama concludes Buddhist teaching session in Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Sept. 10 (ANI): A four-day long Buddhist teaching session by spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, ended in Dharamsala on Thursday. The session was attended by monks, nuns and devotees from across the world.

The teachings started on Monday in a Buddhist temple, Tsuglagkhang. The session was organised at the request of a group of Buddhists from southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

A Tibetan in-exile, Lobsang Wangyal, said that the Dalai Lama called everyone to be together for the spiritual session as he could not make it individually in all the countries because of his busy schedule.

“His holiness has a very busy schedule and he is not able to go to all the places. So, he asked people from different countries to come together and hold a teaching at our time. So, therefore, today there are devotees from Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and also from China,” said Wangyal.

Wangyal added that people from other countries also came for the Buddhist teaching session. Thousands of Tibetans, including monks and nuns, were also present.

During the course, Dalai Lama gave teachings on Shantideva’s ‘A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chodjug) and also on Kamalashila’s ‘The Middling Stages of Meditation’ (Gomrim Barpa), including Nagarjuna’s ‘The Precious Garland of the Middle Way’ (Uma Rinchen Trengwa) and Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s ‘The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas’ (Laklen Sodunma).

Arrangements were made to translate the teaching in different languages.(ANI)

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