DHARAMSHALA: Thousands of Tibetans today took part in a long-life prayer ceremony (Tenshug) for His Holiness the Dalai Lama organised by Tibetans from Tsawa region of Tibet at the main temple here. Today’s ceremony coincided with the Great Prayer Festival, one the most greatest religious festivals held with the advent of Tibetan New Year.
The officials of the Central Tibetan Administration led by Tibetan Justice Commissioners, Speaker and members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Sikyong and members of the Kashag participated in the ceremony.
Addressing the gathering, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said Tibetans from Tsawa region have gathered here to offer me long life prayers. Those physically not here, Tibetans inside Tibet remain united with unwavering spirit, and faith and hope on us in exile. The objective of the long-life ceremony will come true only the collective merit on the part of both teacher and the students. The best way to earn merits is through develop and practise compassion and love for other beings.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama also gave a short teaching on the life of Buddha as part of the Great Prayer Festival.