Dharamsala, December 29, 2008 (Phayul) Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama is scheduled to inaugurate an inter-faith conference in the Indian state of Gujarat on January 6 before heading to give a week-long Buddhist teachings in Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh.
The conference on world religions for international peace and unity will be convened by Gujarat-based Hindu preacher Ram kathakar Morari Bapu at Gujarat’s Mahuva from January 6 to 11th 2009.
The six-day inter-faith conference titled "World Religions-Dialogue and Symphony", to be held at Kailash Gurukul in Bhavnagar district, will seek ways and means to deal with the discord among major religions, according to Morari Bapu.
Eminent religious scholars from different faiths will deliver address during the conference.
“We believe the meet will help world peace and unity," Morari Bapu reportedly told media while confirming the revered Nobel Peace laureate’s attendance for the conference’s inaugural session.
According to the details announced in a Mumbai press conference, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Morari Bapu will address the conference on the inauguration day.
During January 7th to 11th, the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, who is also a Buddhist scholar, will deliver address on Buddhism, Diwan Saiyad Zainul Abedin Ali Sahib (Ajmer Sharif) on Islam, Dr. Prabalkant Dutt on non-Catholic Christianity, Kanchi Shaknkaracharya Swami Jayendra Saraswati on Hinduism and Dastur Dr. Peshtan Hormazadiar Mirza(Mumbai/Udvada) on Zoroastrian.
In Sarnath (Varanasi), the Dalai Lama will teach on Kamalashila’s “The Middling Stages of Meditation” (gomrim barpa) and Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug).
The teachings will be held from January 8 to 14 near the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, according to the official website of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.