His Holiness the Dalai Lama Begins Introductory Buddhist Teaching to Youth

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at the venue of the two-day teachings for Tibetan youth. (DIIR Photo/ Tenzin Phende)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama today began the annual series of introductory teachings for Tibetan youths at the Upper Tibetan Children’s Village school here. Over 4,000 Tibetan youths, including 840 registered college students are attending the teaching, aimed to create more awareness about Tibetan Buddhism and culture among the youth.

The two-day teachings include commentaries on ‘The Heart Sutra’ and ‘Praise to the Intelligent One’ on the mornings of June 4 and 5. On June 6 morning, His Holiness will confer the Avalokiteshvera Initiation. Read more about His Holiness the Dalai Lama Begins Introductory Buddhist Teaching to Youth


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