Sumur, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated the Great Summer Debate at Samstanling Monastery in Sumur, Ladhak (Nubra valley) amidst warm reception on July 15,2018.
Diskit, Ladakh, J&K, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with members of the Muslim communities of Turtuk, Bogdang and Nubra in Diskit, Nubra Valley, J&K, India on July 13, 2018, recalling the excellent relations that had persisted between Tibetans and the Muslims who had settled in Lhasa during the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama.
New Delhi, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on Saturday there are problems in the world as humans are not able to deal with their emotions. He also said education needs to impart modern knowledge to children as well as the ability to deal with their emotions.
The Nobel Peace laureate made the remarks when Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met him on Saturday to apprise him of the “Happiness Curriculum”. The Tibetan spiritual leader also said India is the only country in the world that can bring together modern knowledge, technology and ancient knowledge of understanding the mind.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will launch the “Happiness Curriculum” for government-run schools in the capital on July 2. The curriculum, for students from nursery to Class 8, will promote activity-based learning and will seek to develop children into happier, and more confident individuals.
Sisodia, who also handles the education portfolio, said in a series of tweets that he thanked His Holiness the Dalai Lama for accepting the invitation and shared with him the work done by his department. “Had the honour of meeting Dalai Lama today. Went to thank him for accepting our invitation to launch the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi government schools.”
“Shared with him all the work we have done in developing the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ and how we feel this can have a transformative impact on our society, Sisodia said, adding: “Dalai Lama shared that he felt that teacher training was at the heart of our Education system and was happy to know of our initiative.”
“He rightly said that India is the only country in the world that can bring together modern knowledge, technology and ancient knowledge of understanding the mind,” the Minister said. He hoped the Delhi government can play a small part in bringing to life vision of Dalai Lama through the “Happiness Curriculum”.
The Governor of Sikkim, Srinivas Patil along with the first lady Rajani Devi also met the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi Friday, June 29, 2018. The couple received blessings from the holiness and exchanged greetings. Meanwhile, they also offered a traditional Buddhist scarf called “Khadas” to the Nobel Peace laureate wishing him good health.
Dharamshala, India — “The only way to really solve human problems is to meet, talk and engage in dialogue," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "Only if we’re prepared to depend on dialogue will be able to create a more peaceful world.”
Dharamshala, India — A group of Buddhist monks from Thailand assembled before His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his official residence on Saturday to receive his blessing, before heading out on a march for world peace, from Dharamshala to Leh City in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state.
Dharamsala, HP, India — "Those of us in exile should never forget the Tibetans in Tibet, who lack the freedom we enjoy—we are their representatives to the rest of the world,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, while speaking to members of the Tibetan Women's Association at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 14, 2018.
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India — China has a special connection with Manjushri, and Wu Tai Shan—the Five Peaked Mountain is the sacred place associated with him,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tuesday told thousands of devotees in Bodhgaya, specially Buddhists from China, adding: “Meanwhile, I pray that one day I may visit Wu Tai Shan to receive Manjushri’s blessings—and you can pray for that too. To make your having come to Bodhgaya worthwhile, try to develop an understanding of emptiness and cultivate a good heart.”
Pune, Maharashtra, India — '21st century should imbibe peace, dialogue, disarmament and oneness of humanity. In order to create peaceful century, first we need to promote compassionate mind through education,' His Holiness the Dalai Lama told 5000 plus teachers of post graduate and undergraduate colleges of all disciplines from India and 1000 teachers of Indian origin serving globally, attending the 2nd National Teachers' Congress held in Pune of Maharashtra State, India, on January 10, 2018.
Both Gaya, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama extended New Year greetings for 2018 while on a tour to the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to take part in the Golden Jubilee celebration of Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, Varanasi, India on January 1, 2018.
Bylakuppe, India — “Suffering is rooted in ignorance and the Buddha taught emptiness to eliminate ignorance. All the Buddha’s teachings flow from understanding dependent arising, which is not easy to achieve," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a gathered crowd of a reported 8,000 in Bylakuppe, Karnataka State, South India.
Mundgod, Karnataka, India - "The Buddha allowed both men and women to take full ordination, and yet for a variety of reasons the Bhikshuni Sangha was not established in Tibet," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "Changing that is not something I can decide by myself. It requires a consensus of the Sangha. However, I have been able to encourage more people to study."
Mumbai — "We make friends on the basis of trust, which comes about as a result of affection and concern for others. We can't buy trust or acquire it by use of force," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of 350 young people at the Mumbai, Maharashtra based "Somaiya Vidyavihar", whose motto is 'Knowledge Alone Liberates'.