Bylakuppe, Karnataka — Over thirty thousand devotees congregated at the Tashi Lhunpo in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, on January 1, at a ceremony to make a long-life offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The spiritual leader of Tibet, in turn, conferred a White Tara long-life empowerment to the gathering.

Chennai — As part of their Extra-mural Lecture series, over 3,000 students listened to the spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama deliver a stirring message of compassion and forgiveness in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras on Tuesday.