(TibetanReview.net, Sep02’19) – The Dalai Lama, now an octogenarian who has greatly curtailed his travels, especially overseas, has concluded on Sep 1 a 21-day visit that took him to Manali and Mangaluru to give religious teachings and to address an all-India catholic schools meet.
The decision to visit Manali to give teachings at the Von Ngari Monastery in Manali from Aug 13 to 17 was rather sudden one and it occasioned the postponement of a long-life offering scheduled during the period.
During the visit the Dalai Lama also met with former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal as well as the Chief Justice V Ramasubramanian and Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary of Himachal Pradesh High Court.
After Manali, the Dalai Lama made a two-day stop in New Delhi before travelling on to Mangaluru in the south Indian state of Karnataka. He delivered the keynote address at the 52nd National Convention of the All India Association of Catholic Schools as its chief guest on Aug 30.
The Dalai Lama’s upcoming schedules, back in Dharamsala, include teachings from Sep 4 to 6 at the Tsuglagkhang.
A long-life prayer-offering will be made to him on Sep 13.