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President of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Dr. Lobsang Sangay wishing them success on their peace march to Manali. Photo/Jayang Tsering/DIIR

Dharamshala: Dharamshala today saw the final session of a three day series of teachings that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been giving, directed primarily towards more than 3000 young Tibetan students at Tsuglagkhang. Among the people present were also a group of 60 Buddhist monks from Thailand led by Hatyai Pharyatha Suthi.

A group of 60 Buddhist monks from Thailand attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s third and final day of teachings to receive his blessings on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of the historical Buddha, before heading out on a march for world peace that will eventually take the monks to the town of Manali and then to the town of Leh in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay also wished them success on their peace march to Manali.

Thai monks embark on their march to Manali to promote world peace. Photo/Jayang Tsering/DIIR

On interviewing one of the monks about the purpose of the march, organized by the Dharamsala-based Thai-Dharamshala Charity Society, he responded saying, “The march is aimed at promoting love, compassion and world peace as a whole”. He also said that it was their second time committing to promote ‘world peace’. “We headed out on a march on 2016, to Leh on the same occasion of Buddha Purnima after receiving His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s blessings.”

Another monk who participated in the march said, “We are participating in the march to promote and share peace among humanity. World peace through peace of mind and meditation.”

Dharamshala is a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). The Thekchen Chöling Temple Complex is a spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhism, while the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives houses thousands of precious manuscripts.

His Holiness and a Thai Monk exchanging greetings at the start of the second day of teachings for Tibetan youth at the main Tibetan temple in Dharamshala, HP, India on June 6. Photo by Tenzin Choejor (OHHDL)


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