Dalai Lama Visits Jain Pilgrim Town of Palitana

January 3rd 2010

Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, 3 January 2010 (PTI) - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today visited the Jain pilgrimage town of Palitana near here and delivered a religious discourse along with Jain scholars.

"The 20th century belonged to science and technology. The present 21st century would belong to spirituality and non-violence," the Dalai Lama told reporters.

He said Jainism and Buddhism are in the forefront for promoting peace and non-violence around the world.

"Jainism and Buddhism are like twins who have brought along with them the message of oneness and non-violence for the world," he said.

The Dalai Lama also visited a camp for the physically challenged where over 25,000 disabled people are being treated free of cost.

The camp, called 'Mobility Camp' being held in Palitana began on December 23 and would continue till January 9.

He later visited the Jain temples in Palitana town and interacted with Jain scholars.


Latest News

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Cancels October U.S. Visit
September 25th 2015
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in the United States for a medical check-up. The doctors have advised His Holiness to rest for the next several weeks. As a result, His Holiness’ planned October U.S. visit has been cancelled. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this decision and apologize to all the people who have worked so hard in organizing the visit as well as to the public. We thank you for your support and understanding.

Interfaith Meeting and Action for Happiness Event
September 22nd 2015

Talks on Ethics and Ahimsa
September 21st 2015

Greeting Tibetans, Tibet Supporters and Addressing the Public at the O2 Arena
September 20th 2015

Interviews in Cambridge, Meeting Children in London
September 19th 2015