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Live Webcasts: His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Confer Teaching in Leh, Ladakh

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give three days of teachings at Shewatsel Teaching Ground in Leh, Ladakh, India on July 28-30, 2022. On July 28th and 29th His Holiness will teach on Chapter 9 of Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. On July 30th His Holiness will confer the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment followed by a short Long Life Prayer to His Holiness offered by the Ladakh Buddhist Association and the Ladakh Gonpa Association. Viewers are requested to please follow their local social distancing rules while viewing the live webcast. Webcasts also available in TibetanChineseVietnameseHindiKoreanJapaneseSpanishFrenchGermanRussianItalianPortugueseNepaliLadakhi and Mongolian.

All times Indian Standard Time (IST=GMT+5:30)

Times:
July 28th: 8:00am – 9:30am IST
July 29th: 8:00am – 9:30am IST
July 30th: 8:00am – 9:30am IST

For times in your area 8:00am IST on July 28th in Dharamsala, India is the same as 3:30am BST on July 28th in London, UK; and 7:30pm PDT on July 27th in Los Angeles, California, USA. Other times can be found using Time Zone Converter (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” downloads:
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Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” Chapter 9 only downloads:
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Radio Free Asia Tibetan cover story on Tibet House ‘s Nalanda Course Programmes

ལྡི་ལི་བོད་ཁང་གིས་ངོས་ནས་ཡུལ་གྲུ་བརྒྱད་ཅུ་ལྷག་ནས་བསླེབས་པའི་དོན་གཉེར་ཅན་ཉིས་སྟོང་ལྷག་ཙམ་ཞིག་ལ་དཔལ་ན་ལནྡྲའི་རབ་འབྱམས་པའི་སློབ་དཔོན་གྱི་ལས་གཞི་མཇུག་སྒྲིལ་བ།

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Completion of Nalanda Masters Course after five years

After Five years and 450 sessions, Tibet House concluded the first Nalanda Masters Course on 2nd June 2022.

Ven. Geshe Dorji Damdul expressed his great joy at the consistency shown by all the students in attending classes despite all the difficulties due to the pandemic.
Geshe la said, “It is amazing how you sustain your studies and I really congratulate you. Read more and reflect on your studies and you transition from wisdom derived from learning to the wisdom derived from reflection. And pray to be connected to the Dharma in your next life.”
Finally what we should do in our life is summarised in Lama Tsongkhapa’s text, Noble Pursuit: Revealing One’s Personal Realisations, ‘At the outset, I pursued vast learning. In the middle, all scriptures resounded to me as pith instructions. In the end, I practised day and night. And I dedicated all my virtues towards proliferating the Dharma.’
Registration for the second batch of Nalanda Masters Course (NMC2) will open on 6th July 22 and teachings will begin on 2nd Oct 22. Please visit https://tibethouse.in/nmc for details about NMC2.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Message for Earth Day 2022

Source: www.dalailama.com

On Earth Day 2022, let us remember that everybody wants to live a happy life. Not only human beings, but animals, birds and insects too. All of us should be concerned about our collective existence. As human beings our marvellous brains provide us with remarkable opportunities to do good, but if we look at how the world is today, we should be able to do better. We need a more holistic education, an education that incorporates inner values, such as a compassionate concern for others’ well-being.

Our world is heavily interdependent. New challenges, like the climate crisis that affect us all, as well as our participation in the global economy, mean that we must take the whole of humanity into account. We have to put the global interest first.

We need to take urgent steps to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and to adopt renewable sources of energy such as those that rely on the wind and the power of the sun. We must pay attention to deforestation and protect the environment better. We have to plant and care for more trees. In my own life I have witnessed the decline in snowfall, first in Tibet and later in Dharamsala. Indeed, some scientists have told me that there is a risk of places like Tibet eventually becoming deserts. That is why I am committed to speaking out for the protection of Tibet’s fragile environment.

Our life is based on hope, a desire for things to turn out well. Hope is concerned with the future. Although nothing about the future can be guaranteed, we remain hopeful, which is much better than being pessimistic. Even as global warming increases in intensity, many young people in particular are working together to find and share solutions. They are our hope.

Nowadays, when we face serious problems as a result of the climate crisis, we have to help each other by setting a timetable for change. As human beings, living on this one planet, we must make an effort to live happily together. The threat of climate change is not limited by national boundaries—it affects us all. We must work to protect nature and the planet, which is our only home.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

22 April 2022

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Workshop Dealing with Corona

Dealing with Corona, hosted by Tibet House Delhi in Collaboration with Disha India Society on 6th April 2022.About DISHA (NGO): Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology of serving the unprivileged, Disha is a voluntary organization working for the socio-economic development of urban and rural communities by working on education, health, employment, human rights, and advocacy, peace, and women’s empowerment. Disha works with civil societies and corporate to find lasting solutions to such problems at the individual and community level. Since 1992, Disha’s initiatives have helped the people of sixteen slum clusters of Delhi and 100 villages in Bihar and U.P. on the path of self-reliance, dignity, justice, and empowerment.

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Charity project: Losar with elders

TIBET HOUSE, NEW DELHI AND TSAM(TIBETAN STUDENT’S ASSOCIATION OF MADRAS) organised a charity project ahead of Tibetan Losar at the Tibetan Settlement in Bylakuppe, Karnataka. This initiative was coordinated by Mrs Asha Reddy, a long-term supporter of Tibet and a great Mentor of Tibetan students in Chennai. We had 12 student volunteers from TSAM and two staffs from Tibet House, Mr Tenzin Legmon and Mr Tsering Dhondup. This charity project covered 36 Elders at the Elderly Home and involved cleaning of their rooms and providing basic necessities. We hope and pray that the merits thus accumulated through charity projects like this would contribute to long life, good health and fulfilment of all the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tibet House, New Delhi and TSAM are grateful to Tibetan Settlement Officer, Bylakuppe for their kind cooperation and for assisting in the implementation of this project.