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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Gives Teachings in Kullu and Manali

August 20, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
August 17, 2010

Dharamshala -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama this
morning gave teachings to over 3,000 Buddhist
devotees at Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery, nestled
in the picturesque Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh.

Prior to the teaching, His Holiness was ushered
to the monastery's main temple by Dagpo Rinpoche,
followed by a grand procession of monks.
Following a brief chanting of prayers the monks
presented traditional debate on Buddhist philosophy to Holiness.

Devotees from local community and other parts of
the world attended the teachings.

Dagpo Rinpoche offered Mendel Tensum for the long
life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In the afternoon, His Holiness was scheduled to
visit the Tibetan Vocational Training Centre – a
branch of Tibetan Children's Village School at
Patlikul in Manali. His Holiness was to meet the
students and the teachers during the visit.

His Holiness arrived in Kullu yesterday afternoon
and he was warmly received by Dagpo Rinpoche,
monks of the monastery, devotees and students from France and Malaysia.

His Holiness will proceed to Jispa to deliver
Heruka initiation and teachings from 19-22 August.
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