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His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa Gives Talk to Students of Tibetan Youth Hostel in New Delhi

March 13th, 2009

Many students from all around Delhi gathered to attend the talk; His Holiness Karmapa gave the reading transmission of the common short supplication of Manjushri and Seven Line prayer of Guru Rinpoche. His Holiness began his talk wishing good health and success for everyone.

This year marks 50 years of exile in India for Tibetan people, and it is a very long period. We do many demonstrations and rallies for Tibet. If we do not have a Tibetan spirit then we are merely following society or just copying others. The new generation should take more interest in our tradition, culture and religion that our elders have preserved. We have to study and understand the fundamentals of our Buddhist religion – that is love and compassion. Learn basics of our culture and tradition and develop respect and affinity towards it. I think that is how to gradually develop a spirit of Tibetan. I think education and Tibetan ambiance are two very important factors for building up a Tibetan spirit.

His Holiness concluded the talk with some question answers with the students.

His Holiness arrived in New Delhi on March 12, from Dharamsala. All the students, upon the arrival at Youth Hostel, welcomed His Holiness Karmapa. This is the first time His Holiness has stayed in Tibetan Youth Hostel in New Delhi.

March 14th, 2009

His Holiness gave teachings on the Eight Versus for Training the Mind composed by Geshe Lang Thangpa, followed by the Medicine Buddha initiation. The teaching was requested and organized by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It was held at the Indian Habitat center in New Delhi.

His Holiness left for Saranath on March 15th.

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa gave talk to students of Tibetan Youth Hostel in New Delhi
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