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Dalai Lama to Teach Tibetan Youth in June

May 10, 2009

By Phurbu Thinley
Phayul
May 8, 2009

Dharamsala, May 8 -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
will give a two-day special introductory Buddhist
teaching for young Tibetans here next month.

This would be His Holiness’ third such teachings
since it was first initiated in 2007 by Buddhism
Introductory Committee of Dharamsala (BICD). The
organizers told Phayul that the teachings would
be held at UTCV School on June 24 and 25.

"The teachings are primarily aimed at motivating
young Tibetans in exile into learning Buddhism at
academic level and to instill a deeper
understanding of Tibetan Buddhist culture and its
core spiritual values," Dawa Tsering, who heads the Committee, said.

"Although this special introductory Buddhist
classes are meant for young Tibetans, we have
not, however, fixed any age limits for the
applicants. The main requirement to attend the
teachings is that one must get registered with us
with a brief bio-data before the end of this
month," said Dawa, who is also a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.

To make the teachings more resourceful, Dawa said
there would also be time devoted for direct
question and answer session with His Holiness and
other distinguished Tibetan Buddhist scholars during the teachings.

In both the two previous teachings, there were
more than 3000 attendees each. And they were mostly students.

"It is very encouraging to see young Tibetans
showing such keen interests. Their response in
the last two years has been simply overwhelming," Dawa said.

Dawa said at least 1000 seats out of the 3,000
seating capacity of the teaching venue had been
reserved for Tibetans applying from outside of Dharamsala.

The BICD is a voluntary committee formed in 2006
to help Tibetan youngsters to stay accustomed
with Buddha Dharma and Tibetan Buddhist culture
by arranging introductory Buddhist classes. It
regularly conducts Buddhist classes on Sunday

Individuals interested in attending the teachings
can register their names by writing a brief
bio-data to introbodism@yahoo.co.in or, can
contact: 9418185475 (Mob) or 1892-221028/220776 for further information.

The last date for registration is Friday, May 30, 2009.
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
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