Long life offering to His Holiness in January 2008
Saturday, 17 November 2007, 2:34 p.m.
|File picture of His Holiness the Dalai Lama waving to crowd outside of the Capitol building after receiving the US Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)|
Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has decided to mark the year 2008 with a long life offering ceremony as an official expression of gratitude and reverence to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his successful passing over the obstacle year based on his merits and that of entire Tibetan people.
The ceremony, to be held on 3 January 2008 is also to celebrate the ever flourishing of his meritorious service and receiving numerous international recognitions, especially, the US Congressional Gold Medal conferred to him by president George W Bush in Capitol Rotunda on 17 October.
The Tibetans will present long life offerings during a teaching by His Holiness on the second Dalai Lama Gedun Gyatso’s ‘Jampel Tsencho,’ to be conferred at the request of the CTA at Drepung Monastery, located in Mundgod in South India.
According to an announcement issued by Kashag on 9 November, for the enhancement of Tibet’s collective merit, Tibetans can give donations and offerings for the long life ceremony at their respective Tibetan settlements and welfare offices before 3 January 2008.