Zurich, Switzerland: Speaking to the media and press members, His Holiness the Dalai Lama reaffirmed his commitment to sustain the ancient Indian knowledge that Tibetans have preserved for more than thousands of years, also, the Tibetan language. In addition to that, he expressed his commitment to revive the protection of Tibet’s fragile environment.
When a member of the audience asked His Holiness for an advise to sustain happiness at the face of a stressful life, His Holiness recommended practicing peace of mind just as he did throughout his life right when he lost the freedom and his country upto now when distressing news from Tibet keeps coming.
“If you can, thats what you should do. If you can’t , worrying about it wont help” said His Holiness.
After the brief press meet, His Holiness left for the village of Rikon and Tibet Institute where he inaugurated a new lamp house followed by long life prayers for His Holiness.
Ven, Thupten Legmon, Abbot of Rikon Monastery addressed the gathering and expressed his dedication towards educating Buddhism to young Tibetans thereby planting seeds of compassion and love in them.
Speaking on tackling negative emotions such as anger and attachment, His Holiness suggested working on cultivating love and affection and further analyse the pros and cons anger may bring.
“Anger destroys our peace of mind; loving-kindness earns us friends and eliminates the risk of being alone” reminded His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Philip Hepp, Managing Director of TIR offered words of thanks especially His Holiness for visiting the Institute for the fifteenth times.
Following the event, the monks and members of monastery and TIR respectively had the opportunity to have photos taken with His Holiness.
His Holiness will participate in the celebrations of TIR anniversary at the Eulachhalle in Winterthur tomorrow.