Ladakh: "The courage and spirit of the people of Tibet is undaunted and they have unwavering faith and trust in me. Keeping our Buddhist cultural heritage alive in the Himalayan regions will naturally benefit the Tibetan people. Our struggle for freedom and dignity is based on truth and justice and will be best achieved by relying on ‘ahimsa’, which means observing non-violence and doing no harm. Since a growing number of brothers and sisters in China are Buddhist, I am confident that things will change for the better before long,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama on July 28, 2022.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is giving three days of teachings on 28, 29 and 30 July, 2022, at the Shewatsel Teaching Ground near Choglamsar, at the request of the Ladakh Buddhist Association and the Ladakh Gonpa Association. On the morning of 28 and 29 July, His Holiness will give teachings on Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life (chodjug).
On the morning of 30 July, His Holiness will confer the Avalokiteshvara initiation (chenresig wang), followed by a short prayer for a long life to His Holiness, offered by the Ladakh Buddhist Association and the Ladakh Gonpa Association.
“Loving-kindness is the key to happiness, we experience it from the moment we are born and even when we reach the end of our lives, we will feel more comfortable and relaxed if we are surrounded by warm-hearted relatives and friends. In short, we are social animals and if we are warm-hearted towards others, we will lead happy lives. There is a Tibetan saying that goes, ‘Warm-heartedness leads to happiness and success’,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama told the 45,000 people who had gathered to hear his teaching.
“It is also said that your so-called enemy can be your best teacher. Although Tibetans have faced great hardship and misery at the hands of Chinese Communists, I advise them not to harbour feelings of hatred or vindictiveness,” His Holiness said.
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By Team TRC