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Dalai Lama begins teaching for Russian Buddhists

November 25, 2009

Phayul
November 24, 2009

Dharamsala, November 24 -- Hundreds of Buddhists
from Russia and its neghbouring countries are
currently in Dharamsala to attend His Holiness
the Dalai Lama's three-day teachings and Buddhist initiation.

Some 750 Buddhists from Russia, including
Republics of Kalmykia, Buryatia and Tuva, and
Mongolia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
attended the first day teachings of the Dalai
Lama here today at the Main Tibetan Temple. Of
them, the majority of the attendees were devotees
from Russia, Buryatia and Kalmykia.

The teachings are being jointly organised by the
spiritual leaders Telo Rinpoche, the Head Lama of
the Republic of Kamykia and Elo Rinpoche.

The Dalai Lama today gave an introductory
teaching on Je Tsongkhapa's Three Principal
Aspects of the Path (Lam-tso Nam-sum) and In
Praise of Dependent Origin (Tendrel Toepa).

Besides, a large number of followers from over
fifty different countries attended the first day
teachings of His Holiness along side more than a
thousand monks and nuns and hundreds of Tibetan lay people.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is revered by the
Mongolian and Russian Buddhists as their supreme
spiritual leader. They continue to seek the Dalai
Lama's blessing and guidance for the full revival
of Buddhism in their regions after undergoing
decades of severe repression from Communist rule.
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