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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Japan Visit Schedule

June 15, 2010

Tibet House Japan
June 10, 2010

Tokyo -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit
Japan for a week this Month [June]. Zenkoji, a
well-known 7th century Buddhist Temple in Nagano
city has invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama for
a special memorial talk and to strengthen the Buddhist bond.


Zenkoji Temple, in their press release has said
that the Temple has received a Buddha's statue
with prayers for peace from His Holiness the
Dalai Lama some two years ago. The visit of His
Holiness and His teaching and Talk to the people
here is to celebrate the establishment of this
holy bond and to affirm the universality of message of peace.

His Holiness will visit the Temple and meet the
two Chief abbots of the Temple. Among the main
events, He will give public talk on "Guide to
Positive Clear Light ~ Message for today" to some
7,000 monks and lay people in the area. The
organizers hope that the talk would provide the
people of Nagano and all concerned with an
opportunity to seriously contemplate on peace within oneself and for the world.

Zenkoji is a 7th century Buddhist temple revered
greatly by the Japanese public. The Temple caught
international media attention two years ago when
it refused the overture to host the Japan leg of
Beijing Olympic torch relay. International
community greatly appreciated this gesture of
silent protest against the religious oppression
going on in Tibet at that time. "As a disciple of
same teacher [Buddha] and practitioners of same
religion, we cannot remain oblivious to what is
going on in Tibet." Explained the Temple authority to the media at that time.

His Holiness will also visit Saihoji Temple, a
Jodo school of Japanese Buddhism. Here His
Holiness will address the monks and consecrate an
eight feet statue of Buddha Amitabha [Opadme,
Buddha of infinite light] constructed by Tibetan artisans for the Temple.

On His way back to Tokyo, His Holiness will give
one day Teaching and Talk at Pacifico Yokohama
Exhibition Hall at Yokohama on 26th June. This
event is in response to the continuous request
from monks, scholars and general public to
organize an event wherein people could receive
Buddhist teaching as well as hear His Holiness on
more secular subject. The request has come from
groups and individuals in neighboring countries also.

Accordingly, His Holiness will teach on
"Dependent Arising" and "Boddhicitta"  [Tendrel
Teopa and Sem-kye in Tibetan]. Inter dependent
nature of all phenomena and generation of
compassionate heart. In the afternoon session,
His Holiness will speak on "The Essence of
Happiness and Healthy Co-existence" for general public.

Participants for Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Taiwan
and other countries are also expected. The
organizers have arranged translation and
interpretation facilities accordingly. Monks from
the above countries will also present special
chants and prayers during the teaching. It is
expected that some ten thousand people will
attend the event at Pacifico Yokohama.

His Holiness will make a brief appearance at
Foreign Correspondent Club of Japan (FCCJ) to
meet the press people. This is arranged in tandem
with the numerous calls and request from
different section of medias for interview and
briefing time with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
As it is difficult to entertain everyone's
request, appearance at FCCJ before the media was
initiated to appease all concerned.

His Holiness schedule in English: http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/schedule

Zenkoji Temple homepage: http://www.zenkoji.jp/index2.html

Japanese information on His Holiness schedule:
http://www.tibethouse.jp/dalai_lama/2010japan/index.html

English information on Yokohama teaching:
http://www.tibethouse.jp/dalai_lama/2010japan/yokohama_eng.html

Tsewang Gyalpo Arya
Tibet House Japan
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5-11-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 160-0022, JAPAN
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