(TibetanReview.net, Dec18, 2018) – Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has arrived at the Buddhist’s holiest site of Bodh Gaya in the Indian state of Bihar on Dec 16 to give religious teachings over Dec 28-30. Around 50,000 people are stated to have gathered to hear the teachings. The Dalai Lama has been teaching at the site around this month over the last many years.
One of the two officially stated scheduled teachings is a continuation of an earlier one given in Dec 2015 at the request of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. There will also be a long-life prayer offering to him on Dec 31.
Other reports, not mentioned on the official Dalailama.com website, say that the Dalai Lama will, over Dec 22-23, participate in a seminar on Buddhism organized by the Vat Thai monastery.
He is also said to be scheduled to carry out special rituals with his devotees over Dec 24-26.
Apart from the above events, the Dalai Lama is said to be scheduled to visit several educational institutions before heading back to Dharamsala on Jan 9.
He will be back at Bodh Gaya in Feb 2019 when he will give a short teaching on the 19th, according to the schedule given on Dalailama.com.
Security is state to be tight due to past explosive devise incidents as well as perceived threats to his person.