October 26, 2009
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi
Norbulingka Institute Launches Biography of His Holiness the Dalai LamaMonday, 26 October 2009, 4:10 p.m.

His Eminence the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje launches a six-volume biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala, India, on 26 October 2009/Photos by Sangey Kyap

A six-volume biography chronicling the spiritual and temporal
achievements of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was launched during a
ceremony attended by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Norbulingka
Institute in Dharamsala this morning. The book also provide a glimpse
of legacies of former Dalai Lamas.His Eminence the 17th
Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje unveiled the new biography.  The
ceremony was attended by His Eminence the 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok
Tenpai Nyima, His Eminence the 102nd Gaden Tripa Thubten Nyima Lungtok
Tenzin Norbu and senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration.In
his address, His Holiness the Dalai Lama lauded the Norbulingka
Institute’s outstanding achievements in the protection, preservation
and promotion of the Tibetan cultural heritage. The Norbulingka
Institute has set itself as a model for other Tibetan institutions in
exile, His Holiness added.

 His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks at the inaugural ceremony of his  new biography

Holiness praised the unflinching dedication and efforts of Kasur
Kelsang Yeshi, director of Norbulingka Institute, for the preservation
of Tibet’s unique traditional art and literature.Speaking on
his new biography, His Holiness said the service that he dedicated to
the wellbeing of all the sentient beings and the just cause of Tibet
were put into words. He thanked and honoured the book’s authors,
researchers and the Norbulingka Institute.In his brief address,
Kalon Tripa Samdong Rinpoche lauded the efforts of Norbulingka
Institute’s administration in making itself a self-sustaining
community. Kalon Tripa extended greetings to Thubten Nyima Lungtok Tenzin Norbu, who was appointed as the 102nd Gaden Tripa. Deputy
Speaker Dolma Gyari the Norbulingka Institute should facilitate both
the young and old Tibetans an easy access to the new biography of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama. The biography of His Holiness the
Dalai Lama was written and compiled under the auspices of Norbulingka
Tibetan Cultural Institute.The Norbulingka Institute,
established in 1980s, is dedicated to preserving and promoting Tibet’s
unique art and literature and restoring standards by providing
training, education and employment for Tibetans. The institute
educates Tibetan youths in preserving Tibet’s traditional arts of
Thangka (scroll) painting, sculpture, embroidery and woodwork. His
Eminence Menri Trizin, head of Bon religion, presented certificates to
the students who attained masters’ degree in Tibetan arts and
literature from the Norbulingka Institute.

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