Monday, August 14, 2006

HHDL Begins 5-Day Teaching in Dharamsala

As reported at

By Phurbu Thinley

Dharamsala August 14 -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama today began a 5 day-long teaching at the special request by a group of around 200 from Korea from morning 9:30 local time here at the Tsuglagkhang Temple in the Northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala.

The teaching, beginning today, will end on 18th August. The teaching will cover Chapter 9 on The Perfection of Wisdom from A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) by Shantideva along with a teaching on The 37 Practices of A Bodhisattva (lak-len so-dun-ma) and Chapters 18, 22, 24 & 26 of Nagarjuna's The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (Uma Tsawa Sherab).

This is His Holiness' first mass public appearance since His last teaching to a group of Taiwanese towards the last week of June this year. Earlier in August, His Holiness spent much of his time, including his 71st Birthday on July 6, taking rest due to some minor health concerns and had to cancel his, otherwise, very tight and busy official programs.

The teaching is scheduled to be from 9:30 to 1:30 in the morning and afternoon from 1: 30 to3:30 local time all through the 5 days’ teaching.