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His Holiness attends conferences in Delhi

November 23, 2009

November 22, 2009

Dharamsala November 22 - His Holiness the Dalai
Lama yesterday attended the last day of the
"International Conference: Exploring Tibet's
History and Culture" at the Academic Council Hall
of the Delhi University’s Vice Regal Lodge.

The Tibetan leader was invited to deliver the
valedictory address at the conference on Tibetan
history and culture at the Delhi University on Saturday.

Over 40 scholars from various parts of the world
attending the conference from 19-21 November to
explore the scale and magnitude of Tibet's history and culture.

The conference is jointly organised the
University of Delhi and Central University for Tibetan Studies, Varanasi.

The audience comprising of students and staff of
the university occasionally had light moments in
between the lecture of the Tibetan leader who is
well known for his sense of humour. His Holiness
the Dalai Lama who is also an honorary professor
at Delhi University said that he was a "lazy"
person and "useless" as a professor.

"Delhi University may call me its honorary
professor but the reality is that I am a useless
professor. And there are two reasons for that," His Holiness said.

"Firstly, I have no time to do my duties as a
professor and secondly, I am very lazy, so I
don't do any homework. So here you have, a useless professor with a big name."

His Holiness is currently attending the last day
of the "Hind Swaraj Centenary Commemoration" at
Surajkund near Delhi. The conference that began
on November 19 aims to "discuss challenges for
Nonviolence based on day-to-today lives of people
in the conflict zones and how they face them
practicing Gandhian values." The Tibetan leader
will spend the entire day today at the conference.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give Buddhist
teaching on Atisha's Lamp of the Path To
Enlightenment (jangchup lamdron on November 24
and 13-Deity Yamantaka Initiation (lha chusoom
jigje kawang on November 25. Russian devotees
have requested the initiation and the teaching.
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