H.H. the Dalai Lama Extended Visit to Delhi, Sarnath, Nalanda and Bodhgaya

February 3rd 2006

 His Holiness and the late 10th Panchen Lama during their pilgrimage to India in 1956
Dharamsala, 3 February 2006 (www.tibet.net): His Holiness the Dalai Lama will depart tomorrow for Delhi, where he is expected to give a teaching on the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination at the Constitution Club.  From Delhi, His Holiness will proceed on an extended visit to Sarnath, Nalanda and Bodhgaya between 6 and 14 February.

His Holiness will be in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh state of India, from 6 to 11 February. On 7 and 8 February, His Holiness will have a dialogue with Buddhists and other Indian philosophical schools and attend a seminar on the philosophy of the four buddhist traditions in Tibet.

On 8 February, His Holiness is expected to give a talk to the students and staff of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, a deemed university in Varanasi.
On 10 February, His Holiness is expected to inaugurate a 3-day international conference on Buddhism in Asia: Problems and Prospects.

Guard of Honours to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
His Holiness will then proceed on to Nalanda in Bihar state, where he is expected to participate in an international seminar on Nalanda University being held on 12 February.

After his arrival in Bodh Gaya on 12 February, His Holiness will attend and address the inaugural ceremony of a week-long celebrations of the 2550th death anniversary of the Buddha being organised by the Mahabodhi Society of India, Bodh Gaya.  The Mahabodhi Society on India organised the 2500th death anniversary of the Budha in 1956 that was also attended by His Holiness and the late 10th Panchen Lama.

Many dignitaries from the state, central government and from abroad are also expected to attend the inaugural ceremony.


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