November 2, 2012
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi

His Holiness the Dalai Lama comforts a young Japanese boy during his visit to Ishinomaki, one of the worst earthquake and tsunami-hit regions in Japan, on 5 November 2011/Photo by Kimimasa Mayama

DHARAMSHALA: On a bright sunny day this morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Dharamsala for a ten-day visit to Japan. Hundreds of Tibetans and well-wishers, carrying incense and flowers, lined on the road sides to greet him.
His Holiness will begin his visit with a public teaching on Geshe Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses of Training the Mind (lojong tsik gyema), followed by a talk on Optimism in the Face of Adversity at the Yokohama Pacific Hall in Yokohama on 4 November.  
His Holiness will take part in a two-day dialogue on Buddhist Inner Science and External Science with Japanese scientists, monks and Buddhist scholars in Tokyo on 6 and 7 November.
On 11 November, His Holiness will give a public talk on The Strength to Overcome Difficulties and Talk to the Future Younger Generation at the Kenritsu Budokan Hall in Okinawa.
His Holiness will participate in a symposium on Ancient and Modern Wisdom of Healing: Balancing Body and Mind organized by the Human Values Institute at the Royal Park Hotel in Tokyo on 13 November.
His Holiness last visited Japan in April-May and October-November to provide solace and encouragement to victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left over 20,000 people dead and many more homeless. 

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