DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today left Dharamshala for a month-long teaching series at the Tibetan Settlements of Hunsur and Bylakuppe in Karnataka state, South India.
During his visit, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give preliminary teachings on Tsongkhapa’s In Praise of Dependent Origination (tendrel toepa) and Destiny Fulfilled (tokjoe dunlekma) & 7th Dalai Lama’s Four Mindfulnesses on the Middle Way View (tatri denpa shiden) on December 9. He will confer the Guhyasamaja Initiation (sangwang dupa wang) on December 10 & 11. He will then given teachings on the Eight Great Tantric Commentaries of Gyudmey Monastery (megyud trichen gya) on December 12 at Gyudmey Monastery. On the morning of December 13, a long life offering ceremony will be offered to His Holiness by Gyudmey Monastery.
On 19 December, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will inaugurate the new Assembly Hall of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. In the afternoon he will give a short teaching on Dharmakirti’s Commentary on Pramana-samuccaya (tsema namdrel) at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery at Bylakuppe.
From 20 – 29 December, His Holiness will continue his teachings on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery at the request of H.E. Ling Choktrul Rinpoche and Gaden Shartse Monastery.