(TibetanReview.net, Sep09, 2015) – More than 5000 people from 68 countries are attending four days of religious teachings being given by Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at Dharamshala, India, over Sep 7-10. The teachings have been requested by a group belonging to Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, with the venue being the Thekchen Choeling Tsuglakhang.
The Dalai Lama prefaced his teachings by urging mutual respect among the different religious traditions of the world, noting that despite differences in their philosophical points of view, all of them emphasized the practice of compassion.
He also stressed the importance of the practice of secular ethics, noting that all human being were one in desiring and seeking happiness and avoiding suffering, whether they believed in religion or not.
The teachings are being given on Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”, Kamalashila’s “The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa)”, Nagarjuna’s “The Precious Garland of the Middle Way (uma rinchen trengwa)”, and Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s “The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas (laklen sodunma)”.