H.H. the Dalai Lama Supports Formation of International Buddhist Zone

December 19th 2006


Director Geshe Ngawang Samten presenting a report on the works of the institute.
Director Geshe Ngawang Samten presenting a report on the works of the institute.
Varanasi, 19 December 2006 (www.tibet.net) - Presiding over the World Buddhist Leaders Council, organized by the Maha Bodhi Society of India, His Holiness the Dalai Lama lauded the ongoing efforts to establish an International Buddhist Zone.

In his address to the Buddhist leaders from some 15 countries yesterday morning at Sarnath, His Holiness also reiterated the need to promote harmony between the major world religions.

Promotion of harmony and better understanding among various religious traditions has been one of what His Holiness has often said are his three main life-long commitments.

The other two commitments are to serve humanity by advocating inner qualities and to serve the interest of the Tibetan people.

In the evening, His Holiness addressed some 500 students and staff of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) assembled at the institutes Atisha Hall.

In his address, His Holiness emphasized that the students must not only excel in religious fields of study, but also undertake studies in the field of modern science.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama today begins a three-day teaching on The commentary of Bodhicitta by Nagarjuna (Jangchup Samdrel), at the CIHTS.

Some 7000 devotees from across the globe are expected to attend the teaching jointly organized by the CIHTS and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.

The last time His Holiness gave this teaching was in 1990, when His Holiness conferred his 14th Kalachakra empowerment at Sarnath.
 
 

Latest News

Buddhist Teachings Related to the Eight Verses for Training the Mind
February 13th 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark, 12 February 2015 - A group of Danish Parliamentarians representing all eight parties present in parliament were the focus of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s first meeting this morning. He greeted them saying: “In 1973, as I was about to set out on my first trip to Europe, the BBC correspondent Mark Tully asked me why I was going and I told him that although I was a refugee I considered myself a citizen of the world."

Strength Through Compassion and Connection
February 12th 2015

Meeting Tibetans and Buddhists from Trondheim to Copenhagen
February 11th 2015

Guest at the International Student Festival in Trondheim
February 10th 2015

Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Talk on Secular Ethics in Basel
February 9th 2015

Explore