The office of the Tibetan spiritual leader the 14th Dalai Lama announced today that His Holiness will travel to Sikkim on December 12 to impart a one-day teaching on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. The teaching will take place at the Paljor Stadium in Gangtok at the request of the Sikkim state government.
In October, the Dalai Lama's office had to cancel his planned visits to Sikkim, Bylakuppe, and Hunsur due to a bout of flu. However, following his recovery, he is now able to resume his teaching schedule.
After the teaching in Gangtok, the Dalai Lama will travel to Salugara in West Bengal on December 14 and then to Bodhgaya, where he will give three-day teachings from December 29 at the Kalachakra Teaching Ground. On January 1, 2024, he will attend a long-life offering ceremony.
The Dalai Lama gives teachings throughout the year at various times and in different places. He also gives public talks, which are usually free and open to the public in India. However, attending teachings and public talks outside of India often requires purchasing a ticket. The proceeds from ticket sales are used to cover venue expenses and other costs related to his visit.
The Dalai Lama's teachings at the main Tibetan temple in Dharamsala are officially translated into several languages, including English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Japanese, and broadcast on FM channels.
Edited and collated by Team TRC