December 9, 2018
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tenzin Jigme
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama reading from the Shantideva’s text ‘A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ on the second day of his teaching in Sankisa, UP, India on December 4, 2018. Photo/Lobsang Tsering/OHHDL

 

In the last month of the year, His Holiness the Dalai Lama embarked on a teaching engagement in Sankisa, one of the eight holy and major Buddhist sites, in northern India’s state of Uttar Pradesh. An estimated 40,000 strong devotees of mainly Indians thronged the holy place to listen to His Holiness give a three-day teaching on Shantideva’s ‘A Guide to Boddhisatva’s Way of Life’. Likewise, netizens across the globe were glued onto the live webcast of His Holiness’ discourses via his official Facebook page @རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ། (Tibetan version) and @दलाई लामा(Hindi version).

It is said that the Buddha reappeared in Sankisa, also known as Sankasya, after spending a rainy season teaching in the Heaven of Thirty-three, where his mother had been reborn. The site was identified and marked by Emperor Ashoka who had a pillar erected at the spot topped by an elephant capital.

Of late, His Holiness the Dalai Lama often remarks that it’s his fourth principal commitment in life to revive what he calls ‘ancient Indian knowledge derived from Nalanda tradition’ in modern India.

The recent teaching in Sankisa is befitting of his yet another concerted effort to revive the ancient wisdom of India both from the point of view of the place as well as the topic of his teaching which was originally taught by Shantideva, one of the foremost Nalanda masters.

The entire three-day teaching was translated into different languages including in Hindi given the wider Indian devotees in attendance and broadcast live to cater to faithful in the virtual world.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama interacting with organisers and volunteers of Youth Buddhist Society of India, on the lawn of his hotel in Sankisa, on 2 December 2018. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s official Hindi language interpreter translating for His Holiness’ teaching in Sankisa, on 3 December 2018. Photo/Lobsang Tsering/Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Local school students reciting prayers at the start of the second day of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teaching at the Youth Buddhist Society of India in Sankisa, 4 December 2018. Photo/Lobsang Tsering/Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 

UP Police presenting guard of honour to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the official seeing off at Farrukhabad Airport, at the conclusion of his 4-day visit to Sankisa. Photo/Lobsang Tsering/Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 

Live webcast of His Holiness the Dalai Lama via @दलाई लामा receives 1.1k likes, 481 comments, 690 shares and 29 k views. Photo/Screengrab/@दलाई लामा/Facebook

An official Instagram page @dalailama posted an image of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with a group of school students in Sankisa, on 3 December 2018. Photo/Screengrab/@DalaiLama/Instagram

Live webcast of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s first-day teaching via @རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ། receives 2.8k likes,1.1k comments, 1,142 shares and 52 k views. Photo/Screengrab/@རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།/Facebook

Live webcast of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s second-day teaching via @རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ། receives 2.7 k likes,1k comments, 1,195 shares and 60 k views. Photo/Screengrab/@རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།/Facebook

Live webcast of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s third-day teaching via @རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ། receives 2 k likes,754 comments, 754shares and 41 k views. Photo/Screengrab/@རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།/Facebook

 

 

A glimpse of netizens engagements to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s three days teaching in Sankisa, UP:

 

Photo/Screengrab/@ChandiPrasadNegi/Facebook

Photo/Screengrab/@AcharyaBGhisng/Facebook

Photo/Screengrab/@ArunBhatt/Facebook

Photo/Screengrab/@KaluRimpoche/Facebook

Photo/Screengrab/@MaimaoYin/Facebook

Photo/Screengrab/@RoseRenchenBiswal/Facebook

Photo/Screengrab/@TseringDorje/Facebook

Photo/Screengrab/@TheresaElizabethBurton/Facebook

Photo/Screengrab/@JamyangCh/Facebook


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