Tibetans offer special prayers for China Quake victims
Friday, 16 May 2008, 12:25 p.m.
Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan
Administration organised a special prayer session for the victims of
the powerful earthquake that rocked southwestern parts of China, at the
main Buddhist temple in Dharamshala, India, on 14 May 2008/File
Dharamshala: The Department of
Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration organised a
special prayer session Wednesday for the victims of the devastating
earthquake that rocked southwestern parts of China.
The special prayer congregation was led by monks of the Namgyal
Monastery at the Tsuglagkhang (main temple) in Dharamshala, on 14 May.
“The prayers are dedicated for the good rebirth of all those
Chinese who have lost their lives in the recent natural calamity,” said
Mr Tsering Dhondup, secretary of the Department of Religion and
He added: “The Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness
the Dalai Lama expressed its condolence and great sorrow over the
enormous loss of lives and properties in the quake hit areas in China.”
In the aftermaths of the earthquake, His Holiness the Dalai
Lama and Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration have extended
deep sympathy and heartfelt condolences, prayers to those families who
have been directly affected by the strong earthquake.
According to Xinhua News Agency, a strong earthquake measuring
7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province in
southwest China at 2:28 p.m., resulting in large of deaths and property