November 15, 2023
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - Following the passing away of Czech politician, diplomat and statesman Karel Schwarzenberg, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to his widow, Mrs. Therese Schwarzenberg, to offer his condolences and prayers. “He lived a full and meaningful life in the service of your country,” he wrote. “I had honour of knowing him.”
November 8, 2023
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama met a group of peace campaigners mostly from Europe. Their leader, Sofia Stril-Rever from France, declared that their hearts were filled with joy to meet him again. She told him that they were inspired by the example he has set in service of humanity. She reported that the group took part in observing the UN endorsed Day of Conscience on 5th April.
November 6, 2023
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to the newly elected Khamba Lama of Gaden Thekchogling, the principal Buddhist Monastery in Mongolia, Geshé Jetsun Dorji, to congratulate him on his new position. In his letter His Holiness stated that the Dharma has great potential to contribute to the well-being of humanity.
November 6, 2023
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to the Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, to express his sadness about the devastating earthquake that recently struck western Nepal leading to the loss of precious human lives and many injuries. “I offer my condolences to the families of those who have lost loved ones,” he wrote.
October 26, 2023
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - Following the election of Rep. Mike Johnson as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to him to offer his congratulations. “The United States is the leading nation of the world,” he wrote, “and I have long admired the way your country champions democracy, liberty and respect for human rights, including religious freedom.”
October 25, 2023
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama was offered prayers for his long life by students, staff and former students of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, as well as members of Sera Jé Hardong Khangtsen, the Tibetan Chamber of Commerce and the Lha Ngam Phun Sum regional organization.
October 20, 2023
In view of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recent bout of the flu, his personal physicians have strongly advised that any travel will be taxing on His Holiness and more importantly hamper his full recovery. We have, therefore decided not to visit Sikkim in November 2023 and to also cancel His Holiness’ planned visit to South India scheduled November to mid-December 2023.