Observing the International Day of Peace at the Church of Peace, Swidnica

Observing the International Day of Peace at the Church of Peace, Swidnica

September 21st 2016

Wroclaw, Poland, 21 September 2016 - More than thirty Tibetans and Mongolians living or studying in Poland came to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama before he left for his day’s engagements. He spoke to them briefly: "Tibet is known as the Roof of the World, but also as the Land of Avalokiteshvara. We Tibetans have our own language, with its own writing, which is the best medium for accurately explaining Buddhist teachings."

History, ‘Forgiveness and Reconciliation' in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016
History, ‘Forgiveness and Reconciliation' in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016
September 21st 2016
Wroclaw, Poland, 20 September 2016 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s first full day in Wroclaw began with an interview by Piotr Krasko for TVN. The conversation touched on his having no fear of death and his sense that the unique Buddhist insight concerning the absence of intrinsic existence of self or phenomena had resulted in a reduction of his negative emotions.
Leaving Strasbourg for Wroclaw
Leaving Strasbourg for Wroclaw
September 19th 2016
Wroclaw, Poland, 19 September 2016 - Before leaving France after a successful week’s visit during which he visited the European Parliament and Council of Europe, gave teachings and spoke to thousands, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a couple of short interviews. His conversation with Dorothée Werner of Elle magazine touched on the importance of ecology, how we are all equally human beings, the status of women and the need for more women leaders.
Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Public Talk
Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Public Talk
September 19th 2016
Strasbourg, France, 18 September 2016 - It was dark and raining when His Holiness the Dalai Lama left his hotel for the Zénith Strasbourg this morning. Dawn broke on the way and he was warmly received when he arrived. Sitting before the mandala pavilion he engaged immediately with preparations for the empowerment he was to give. An hour or so later, he addressed the audience.
Teaching Nagarjuna's ‘Commentary on Bodhichitta’ in Strasbourg
Teaching Nagarjuna's ‘Commentary on Bodhichitta’ in Strasbourg
September 18th 2016
Strasbourg, France, 17 September 2016 - Eight thousand eight hundred people gathered today in the Zénith de Strasbourg, an indoor sporting arena and concert hall designed in the Postmodern Expressionist style, to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama explain Nagarjuna’s ‘Commentary on Bodhichitta’. His Holiness spoke largely in Tibetan, which was eloquently translated into French by Ven Matthieu Ricard over the PA system.
 

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Teaching in Dharamsala from October 3 to 6: His Holiness will give a four-day teaching on Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way (uma shigyapa) at the request of a group of Taiwanese at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Teaching in Riga, Latvia on October 10 & 11: His Holiness will give two-day teachings on Dharmakirti's Pramanavarttika (tsema namdrel) at the request of Save Tibet Foundation (Moscow) and Saglabasim Tibetu (Riga). Contact Website: http://lv.dalailama.ru/

Teaching in Zurich, Switzerland on October 14: His Holiness will give a one-day teaching on Nagarjuna's The Precious Garland of the Middle Way (uma rinchen trengwa), Kamalashila's The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) and will also be offered a long life offering by the Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein. Contact Website: www.dalailama2016.ch

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