His Holiness the Dalai Lama Commences Teaching at Hunsur

July 13th 2013

Hunsur, Karnataka, India, 12 July 2013 (Tenzin Desal, The Tibet Post International) - After visiting the Tibetan settlement in Bylakuppe, the spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama commenced teaching at the Rabgyaling Tibetan settlement in Husur.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama conferring the Preliminary Yamantaka Initiation at Dzongar Choede Monastery in Hunsur Tibetan Settlement in Karnataka State, India on 12 July 2013. Photo/Lobsang Tsering/OHHDL
On the first day of his visit to the settlement, His Holiness conferred the Preliminary Yamataka Initiation at Dzongkar Choede Monastery whose sister monastery in Tibet is one of the oldest monasteries in Tibet.

Yamataka is what Tibetan Buddhists believe to be the wrathful manifestation of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva who embodies enlightened wisdom, the practice that to Buddhist believers serves as an antidote to ignorance.

Earlier, speaking to a group of Vietnamese-American attendees, The Dalai Lama said while alluding to the tortuous war-torn years in Vietnamese history, "You have been very wonderful and very strong; you try to keep your own tradition."

"I am very happy to confer this initiation. I received this initiation from my tutor Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche," he added.


A view of the audience attending the Preliminary Yamantaka Initiation at Dzongar Choede Monastery in Hunsur Tibetan Settlement in Karnataka State, India on 12 July 2013. Photo/Lobsang Tsering/OHHDL
When asked to speak to TPI, Tha Va, one of the Vietnamese from Houston said: "I am very glad to have this opportunity to receive this initiation from His Holiness. The Dalai Lama is very close to my heart and many Vietnamese people are studying under him."

"We feel very close to the Tibetans because of our shared struggle," she added.

His Holiness is scheduled to teach at Gyumed Tantric University after conferring Yamataka initiation at Dzongkar Choede Monastery.
 

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