The Dalai Lama’s special teachings for Tibetan youth and Indian Buddhists

By Tendar Tsering, Phayul, May 25, 2012

DHARAMSHALA, India -- Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai is scheduled to give his annual Buddhist teachings to Tibetan youngsters followed by a special introductory Buddhist teaching at the request of Indian Buddhists early next month.

<< His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives introductory teachings on Buddhism at Upper Tibetan Children’s Village School, Dharamshala, India on June 3, 2011. (Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal)

The three-day teachings, as requested by Tibetan youths, will begin on June 1 at Upper Tibetan Children’s Village School auditorium in the Tibetan exile headquarters of Dharamshala.

According to the website of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on the mornings of June 1 and 2, His Holiness will give teachings on Tsongkhapa's 'In Praise of the Buddha for His Teaching on Dependent Arising' (Tendrel Toepa) and 'Nagarjuna's Drops of Nourishment for People' (Kyewo Sothik).

On the morning of June 3, besides the teaching, His Holiness is also scheduled to confer a 'Manjushri Empowerment' (Jamphel Yang Jenang).

The office has clarified that only students will be allowed in the hall while the rest will be seated outside.

“The teachings are primarily aimed at motivating young Tibetans in exile into learning Buddhism at academic level and to instil a deeper understanding of Tibetan Buddhist culture, and its core spiritual values,” organisers of the teachings, the Buddhism Introductory Committee of Dharamshala said.

Registration for the teachings are still being carried out by the organisers.

Following the teachings to Tibetan youths, the Dalai Lama is scheduled to give a special introductory teachings on Buddhism to Indian Buddhists at the Tsug-la Khang, the main temple in Dharamshala.

According to the official website, His Holiness will give three days of teachings on 'Introductory Buddhist Teachings' from June 7 to 9, at the request of Indian Buddhists.

Currently the Tibetan spiritual leader is on a five-nation Europe tour and is scheduled to return by the end of this month.