Mongolia: A photo exhibition was opened to commemorate the Buddhist holy month of “Vesak” which is on 14 June, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday on 6 July. The Photo exhibition depicts the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s life story. The Photo collection presented His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s childhood, the journey of escaping Tibet in 1959 and life after coming into exile.
The Photo exhibition was organised by Gandan Tegchenling Monastery and Diluva Hutugtu Foundation. Representative Telo Tulku Rinpoche opened the occasion by explaining His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s four main commitments. “His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. But to the global community is more than a simple monk, he is a philosopher, peacemaker, scientist and in a way he is sometimes considered a rock star because of his popularity to spread the message of peace, harmony, and uniting all walks of life” said Telo Rinpoche. “Many Mongolian simply revered His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a religious figure but many are unaware of his achievements and contribution in the field of education, science, and humanity. This photo exhibition will enlighten you and bring you closer to a better understanding of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”. he remarked
The opening ceremony was attended by Khambo Nomun Khan, ChoiJamts who is the head of all Buddhists of Mongolia and he spoke of the spiritual bond between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the people of Mongolia. His speech was followed by Buddhist Monk Mukhbataar who spoke of His Holiness’s dialogues with scientists and the role His Holiness has played in collaborating on many scientific projects between Western scientists and Buddhist Scholars.
The event was followed by two songs of praise dedicated to His Holiness performed by AriunBataar and Dolgor who are popular and national honoured singers of Mongolia.
The opening ceremony of the Photo exhibition was well attended by many dignitaries from the Indian, US embassies, scholars, artists, journalists and many others. The Photo exhibitions will be on display till the Vesak day celebrations.
-Report filed OoT Moscow-