London: Office of Tibet, London hosted a Reception, for over 100 guests present, at the St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace on 6th July, 2017 to celebrate the most special and joyous occasion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 82nd Birthday.
The guests included former Representatives of Office of Tibet, heads of Tibetan Buddhist centres, diplomats, Tibet House Trust sponsors, representatives from various Tibet support groups based in UK and a number of other friends and supporters of the Tibetan cause.
The celebration began at 7pm with a Long Life Prayer recited by two monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery who are on a visit to the UK. Soon after the prayer, the guests were shown a short video clip of a speech delivered by His Holiness to the graduating students of University of California, San Diego on 17 June, 2017.
Mr. Chonpel Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the UK, Northern Europe, Baltic States and Poland, in his address to the guests spoke about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s three main commitments and the reverence and respect for His Holiness around the world.
Then the cultural group of the Tibetan Community in Britain performed two famous Tibetan songs – the first for the long life of His Holiness and the second in praise of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The guests were served tasty momos during the programme.
Report filed by Office of Tibet based in London