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Dalai Lama reiterates wish to take more rest

His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaving after the life-long ceremony at Dharamshala, HP, India. (Photo courtesy: OHHDL/Tenzin Choejor)

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’19) – The Dalai Lama has on Feb 27 reiterated his desire, made known last year while on a visit to Ladakh, to reduce his teaching schedules so as to be able to take more rest for the sake of his health, given his octogenarian age. The occasion was a long-life ritual (Tenshug) offered to him by the Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), joined by three others in the Tsuglakhang, Dharamsala.

“I am nearing the age … when the first Dalai Lama Gendun Drup passed away. In order to live long and healthy, I must now recline from public teachings and engagements and get more rest instead. Don’t you agree?” CTA quoted the Dalai Lama as asking in aTibet.net website report Feb 27.

The Dalai Lama, now 83, was further quoted as saying, “The members of organisers and Tibetan people in general have expressed unwavering faith and prayers for my long life. This sacred prayer ceremony is rooted in the spiritual bond between the teacher and his disciples. Therefore, I am certain that your prayers will surely bear positive results.”

The Tibetan leader has also reiterated his call for unity among all Tibetans and pointed out, “Politically, Tibet has remained disintegrated through many periods in history. But spiritually, the entire three provinces of Dotoe, Domey and Utsang have remained united for centuries. Our language, culture and religion have and continues to unite us.”

The Tenshug ritual was led by former Kalon Tripa Samdong Rinpoche.

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