Bodhgaya, Bihar, India — China has a special connection with Manjushri, and Wu Tai Shan—the Five Peaked Mountain is the sacred place associated with him,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tuesday told thousands of devotees in Bodhgaya, specially Buddhists from China, adding: “Meanwhile, I pray that one day I may visit Wu Tai Shan to receive Manjushri’s blessings—and you can pray for that too. To make your having come to Bodhgaya worthwhile, try to develop an understanding of emptiness and cultivate a good heart.”
Pune, Maharashtra, India — '21st century should imbibe peace, dialogue, disarmament and oneness of humanity. In order to create peaceful century, first we need to promote compassionate mind through education,' His Holiness the Dalai Lama told 5000 plus teachers of post graduate and undergraduate colleges of all disciplines from India and 1000 teachers of Indian origin serving globally, attending the 2nd National Teachers' Congress held in Pune of Maharashtra State, India, on January 10, 2018.
Both Gaya, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama extended New Year greetings for 2018 while on a tour to the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to take part in the Golden Jubilee celebration of Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, Varanasi, India on January 1, 2018.
Bylakuppe, India — “Suffering is rooted in ignorance and the Buddha taught emptiness to eliminate ignorance. All the Buddha’s teachings flow from understanding dependent arising, which is not easy to achieve," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a gathered crowd of a reported 8,000 in Bylakuppe, Karnataka State, South India.
Mundgod, Karnataka, India - "The Buddha allowed both men and women to take full ordination, and yet for a variety of reasons the Bhikshuni Sangha was not established in Tibet," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "Changing that is not something I can decide by myself. It requires a consensus of the Sangha. However, I have been able to encourage more people to study."
Mumbai — "We make friends on the basis of trust, which comes about as a result of affection and concern for others. We can't buy trust or acquire it by use of force," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of 350 young people at the Mumbai, Maharashtra based "Somaiya Vidyavihar", whose motto is 'Knowledge Alone Liberates'.
Bhubaneswar, Odisha — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday received KISS Humanitarian Award 2017 given by the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha state of India.
Riga, Latvia — Negative emotions such as anger, fear and shortsightedness, which arise in the absence of compassion and inner values, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a crowd of thousands of devotees on the final day of a three-day tour of the Baltic state of Latvia.
Dharamshala, HP, India — Expressing his strong commitment toward a more humane and peaceful world, the spiritual leader of Tibet said: We must work together as global citizens of a shared planet with a sense of responsibility, because, in highly today's interdependent world, "a global loss is an individual's loss as well, the same as if it benefits globally, closely benefit to each and every individuals."
New Delhi — His Holiness the Dalai Lama has called for greater emphasis on moral principles in modern education — a new approach to education, from kindergarten right through to university and urged a crowd of 2000 to pay more attention to inner values, peace of mind and nonviolence.
New Delhi — Emphasising that the best defence was to maintain friendly relations with others, His Holiness the Dalai Lama dismissed the suggestion that the use of force may be a mode of self-defence as 'old thinking'. He also suggested that totalitarianism defeated Marx's ideals.
Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India — "Lately, I've been urging people who follow our Buddhist traditions to become 21st century Buddhists," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: 'To preserve teachings of the Buddha and keep them alive we should read the contents of the Three Baskets of scriptures and apply what we learn by exercising the Three Trainings in ethics, concentration and wisdom—in other words, study and practice.'