Dalai Lama back from Baltic states, has more travel schedules

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. (Photo courtesy: REUTERS)
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. (Photo courtesy: REUTERS)

(TibetanReview.net, Jun22, 2018) – The Dalai Lama has returned to his exile home of Thekchen Choeling at Dharamshala, India, on Jun 20 afternoon after 11 days of religious teachings, public talks and other engagements in capitals Vilnius and Riga of the Baltic states of Lithuania and Latvia. Landing at the Gaggal airport, he has declared himself a little tired but otherwise normal. However, he has more busy schedules in the weeks and months ahead this year.

More than 4,000 Baltic and Russian Buddhists attended his religious teaching in Riga, Latvia. In Vilnius, Lithuania, he delivered public talks on “Human values in education” and “The art of happiness”. He also me with eight members of Lithuanian Parliament who had recently set up an unofficial Tibet group in their parliament.

His upcoming schedules include religious teachings Sep 4-7 at the Tsuglakhang requested by a group from Asia, including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

He later travels to Europe where on Sep 16 he will give a public talk on “Why compassion is essential in our troubled world” and a religious teaching the next day, both at the Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The Dalai Lama will then participate in a conference on “Non-Violence and Peace” on Sep 19 at the Congress Center in Darmstadtium, Germany.

He will next travel to Switzerland for the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Institute Rikon and religious teachings over Sep 21-23.

There will also be a travel to Manali, India, in October and to Japan in November.

Before all that, the Dalai Lama will visit Ladakh over Jul 3-20 for a series of religious teachings and a bit of rest.


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