Bylakuppe: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement this afternoon.
His Holiness expressed his happiness to be at “one of great monastic institute of Sera Monastery.”
He briefly explained about the change in his schedule due to cold and tiredness.
His Holiness further spoke briefly about his program in Bylakuppe in the coming two days. On 20 December, His Holiness will confer Hayagriva Initiation (Tamding Yangsang Kawang) and inaugurate Sera Mey courtyard and teaching on Je Tsonkhapa’s In Praise of Dependent Origination (Tendrel Toepa) on 21 December 2017.
Speaking to the members of the monastery, His Holiness emphasised the growing interest of Indians in the Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, especially the Nalanda tradition.
His Holiness praised the progess in student exchange program from monastery with Tumkur University and encouraged further development.
“Tibetan Buddhism must go parrallel with science. I urge everyone to study rigorously on those rich Nalanda traditions,” he said.
His Holiness also enquired about Tibetan population in Bylakuppe and Kollegal settlements.
Gaden Tripa, Khenpos, Gelek Jugney, Tibetan Settlement officer and dignitaries were present at arrival ceremony.
His Holiness left on 18 December morning by road from Mundgod for Shivmoga. After a night halt at Shivmoga, His Holiness left for Bylakuppe.
-Filed by Correspondent Tenzin Phende-