DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama yesterday spoke to students and staff of Islamia Public school, local Muslim community members of the Imambargah Chuchot Gongma and Buddhist nuns of Ladakh Nunnery Association at their respective institutes at Leh Ladakh, J&K.
In the morning, His Holiness visited the Islamia Public school and spoke to an audience of 600 students and staff on the role of younger generation in building compassion, friendship and brotherhood among the various religions, nationalities and diverse communities in the world. He emphasized the urgency of action towards shaping a more peaceful 21st century, devoid of violence, war and destruction of human lives.
As a token of respect and gratitude, the staff of Islamia Public School presented a memento and a Tajweed Qur’an, digital book of Qur’an to His Holiness.
Following the function, His Holiness paid a short visit to the Thupten Choekhorling nunnery at the request of Ladakh Nunnery Association, where he was received by senior nuns and executive members of the Ladakh Nunnery Association.
Speaking to a huge assembly of Buddhist nuns, His Holiness explained that the essence of Buddha’s teaching can only be understood through realization based on logic and reason and not on mere faith or devotion. He encouraged the nuns to study the classical Buddhist texts and the canons of Tibetan Buddhism accompanied by rigorous practice and investigation.
His Holiness announced that he will be taking part in a ceremony to award Tibetan nuns with Geshema degree soon this year.
Later at Imambargah Chuchot Gongma, members of Chuchot Gongma Muslim community hosted a lunch in honour of His Holiness the Dalai Lama where His Holiness was greeted by hundreds of Muslim friends.
Gaden Tri Rinpoche, Thiksey Khen Rinpoche, Bakula Rinpoche, leaders of the Shia and Sunni communities and members of Ladakh Muslim communities attended the event to honour His Holiness.
-Report filed in Tibetan by Tenzin Chemey and Tenzin Choedup-