Buryatia: Buddhists Attending Dalai Lama Teaching Events
Followers of the Buddhism philosophy coming from Buryatia and from different Russian cities, including some members of Duma, are taking part in a series of teaching sessions addressed by His Holiness and also available live on the radio and web-tv
Below is an article published by The Tibet Post International
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tuesday [30 November 2010] began a three-day Buddhist tantric Initiation and Teaching events for the Russian Buddhists at the main Tibetan temple in Dharamshala, India. The teaching will continue till 2nd December 2010. Over six thousands people from 55 countries including monks, nuns and visiting tourists packed the main Tibetan Temple to listen to three-day teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The teachings were jointly organized by the spiritual leaders Telo Rinpoche and Yulo Rinpoche.
His Holiness will give three-day teachings on Indian great master, Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of A Bodhisattva (Laklen Sodunma) and confer a Guhyasamaja (Sangwa Dhuepa) empowerment at the request of a group of Buddhists from Kalmykia, Buryatia, Tuva and various places of Russia.
"Due to busy schedules, we are not organizing cultural event and festival in Dharamshala this time," said Telo Rinpoche Rinpoche, the elected spiritual head of Republic of Kalmykia.
"We are pleased to have our second annual Buddhist teachings by the Nobel Peace Prize winner His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Around 1035 Buddhists from Kalmykia, Buryatia, Tuva and the different cities of Russia are attending the teaching. This teaching has been specially considered by His Holiness for the Buddhists from Russian Republics of Buryatia, Kalmykia and Tuva," said, Telo Rinpoche.
"We have 27 journalists from various media agencies from Russia, they had a great oportunities to talk with Tibetan prime minister, Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche and other top officials during their visit to Tibetan parliament in-Exile, departments of Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetan institutions and schools based in Dharamshala" said Rinpoche.
"Over six important guests including former president of Kalmykia, finance minister of Kazakhstan, member of Russian parliament are also attending this teaching," he added.
"After three-day teaching, lectures and discussion on Buddhism for Russian devotees will lead by Geshe Lhakdor, the director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. Lhakdor will provide further comments to the the daily teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, also clarify difficult passages and answer questions," Rinpoche further said.
There will be two sessions, and the teaching will be from the main Tibetan temple in Dharamshala on November 30th, 2010 from approximately 9-11:30am and 1-3pm Indian Standard Time. For timings in your region 9am Indian Standard time on November 30th is the same as 10:30pm November 29th Eastern Standard Time in New York, USA.
The teaching translations into English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese and Vietnamese will be available via FM transmission at the temple. The first two days of Live audio and video web-cast in Tibetan, Russian and English languages is also available on: http://dalailama.com/liveweb