Dharamshala — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has returned to Dharamshala, his residence in exile in northern India, on March 13, in good health after successfully completing the medical programme at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Thousands of people, including Tibetans and other devotees with traditional scarves, incense and flowers lined on the roadsides of the Himalayan hill town of Dharamshala welcomed His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his return to Dharamshala on Sunday, after successfully concluding a three-week visit to USA and Switzerland, from February 22 – March 12, 2016.
On his arrival at Gaggal Airport, His Holiness was received by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, the Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Mr Penpa Tsering and other top officials and representatives of Tibetan community and to catch a glimpse of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
On completing his treatment at Mayo clinic, His Holiness conducted a series of teachings and public talks from February 22 – March 12, 2016 including a public teaching in Minnesota, USA, a public talk on 'Compassion in Medicine' at Mayo clinic, the 'Eight Verses for Training the Mind' teaching and Panel discussion in Madision, Wisconsin, 'The World We Make' panel discussion in Madison, WI and the 'Nobel Laureates on Human Rights – A view from civil society' panel discussion in Geneva, Switzerland.
During the panel discussion in Geneva, His Holiness the Dalai Lama's message of love, compassion and oneness of humanity has touched the heart of hundreds of audience of students and diplomats from US and Canada and other countries.
His Holiness' upcoming schedule includes a Public Talk in Salt Lake City, USA, on 21 June, a two and a half day Mind & Life Dialogue in Brussels, Belgium from 9 – 11 September, a one-day teaching on Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) and an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang) on 17 and 18 September, in Strasbourg, France followed by a public talk on Ethics beyong Religoin.