July 2018 News

Dalai Lama Celebrating His Birthday Tomorrow At Shiwatsel Phodrang In Leh

5 July 2018
Scoop News

Leh: Buddhist spiritual leader and Nobel laureate for Peace, HH the 14th Dalai Lama is celebrating his birthday on Friday at Leh(Ladakh). A grand celebration in honour of the 83rd birthday of His Holiness is scheduled to take place at Shiwatsel Phodrang tomorrow. Dalai Lama today at Leh Jokhang said that,'I am very happy to be here once more. I seem to be physically fit and if that continues I hope to spend some time here, avoiding the monsoon on the plains. The warm weather here will probably help relieve my joint pain. You people of Ladakh have a special bond with me based on your faith and loving-kindness, of which I am very appreciative.' He is scheduled to spend some time in Ladakh. From 10 to 12 July, He will give teachings on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisatva's Way of Life (Tib: Chodjug). Spiritual leader will also participate in the Yarcho Chenmo-the annual 'Summer Buddhist Council' of philosophical debate and discussion - from July 18 to 20 at Samstanling Gonpa Sumoor in Nubra besides teachings in Nubra as well as in Leh at Shiwatsel teaching ground.