Japan Tour Ends with Audiences with Tibetans, Mongolians and Chinese

Japan Tour Ends with Audiences with Tibetans, Mongolians and Chinese

April 18th 2014

Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2014 - Before leaving for the airport and his flight back to India this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made time to meet separately with groups of Chinese, Mongolians and Tibetans. Meeting first with more than 100 people from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and China he said: “Wherever I go I try to meet with Chinese friends. Tibetans and Chinese have had relations with each other since the time of Songtsen Gampo."

Full Day of Teachings in Tokyo
Full Day of Teachings in Tokyo
April 17th 2014
Tokyo, Japan, 17 April 2014 - The 1200 people who gathered to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama teach in Tokyo today were mostly Japanese, but also included Koreans, Mongolians and Chinese, some from Taiwan and some from China. To begin with His Holiness explained what would be recited at the beginning, a verse of Pali, the Heart Sutra in Japanese and the verses of salutation from Nagarjuna’s’ Fundamental Treatise on the Middle Way’ and Maitreya’s ‘Ornament for Clear Realization.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meets Indians, Chinese and Sotoshu Monks in Tokyo
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meets Indians, Chinese and Sotoshu Monks in Tokyo
April 16th 2014
Tokyo, Japan, 16 April 2014 - Having arrived in Tokyo yesterday evening, His Holiness the Dalai Lama had meetings with several quite different groups of people today. The first was a group of business people from India. He began by telling them how he praises India all over the world for its religious harmony, the way different faiths, some originating in India and others coming from abroad live peacefully side by side. He suggested Indian communities overseas should make more of this wherever they are.
Public Talk in Koyasan before Departure for Tokyo
Public Talk in Koyasan before Departure for Tokyo
April 15th 2014
Koyasan, Japan, 15 April 2014 - Once more Koyasan was bathed in bright sunshine as His Holiness the Dalai Lama paid a visit to the Daito Stupa. It stands in the Danjo Garan, an area of Koyasan established by Kobo Daishi for training in the practice of esoteric Buddhism. He visited one of the adjacent halls which contain colossal statues related to Vairochana and admired paintings of Kobo Daishi and Nagarjuna high on the walls.
Vairochana-abhisambodhi Empowerment in Koyasan
Vairochana-abhisambodhi Empowerment in Koyasan
April 14th 2014
Koyasan, Japan, 14 April 2014 - In contrast to yesterday, the weather this morning was bright as His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked to the Koyasan University Auditorium. He was to undertake the preparatory rituals for the Vairochana-abhisambodhi empowerment he was going to give. He was supported by a team of monks from Namgyal Monastery, including the Abbot and Lopon, led by former Abbot Jhado Rinpoche. The team arrived earlier this month and worked over several days to create an elaborate sand mandala for the empowerment.
 

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