July 19, 2010
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His Holiness to lead consecration ceremony at Ladakh’s oldest monastery [Monday, 19 July 2010, 3:59 p.m.]

Diskit Monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir, India/File photo

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh’s
Nubra valley to give a series of teachings and bless a new Maitreya
statue at the region’s oldest and largest monastery. The week-long
visit begins 21 July.His Holiness will give teachings at Samstanling Monastery in Sumur from 21 – 22 July. On July 23 His Holiness will give the oral transmission of The Diamond Sutra (dorje chotpa) at Yarma Gonbo Monastery. His Holiness will lead the blessing ceremony (rabney)
of the new Maitreya statue at Diskit Monastery, which is the oldest and
largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra valley of Ladakh. The monastery
is famous for its murals, one of which depicts a fresco of the
Tashilhunpo Monastery of Tibet.Built during 14th century by a
disciple of Je Tsongkhapa, founder of Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism,
Diskit monastery is situated on the hill, just above the flood plains
of the Shayok River, on its right bank in the Diskit village (10,315
ft). His Holiness will give teachings on Geshe Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses of Training the Mind (lojong tsik gyema) and Tsongkhapa’s The Three Principal Paths (lamtso namsum) at Disket Phodrang from 26 – 27 July.The
Nubra Valley lies north of Leh in India’s northern state of Jammu and
Kashmir and is accessible over the Khardung la (18,380 ft), one of the
highest motorable roads in the world.

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