Dharamshala: The followers of Jonang sect of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition and Tibetans living in Dharamshala, today, made grand long life prayer offerings to Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the main temple, in Dharamshala. The ceremony commemorated the 50th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's stay in India. Their prayers were also dedicated for the victims of the earthquake disaster in Tibet. The prayer cerenomy was led by the Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa, the head of Jonang tradition.
Dharamshala: His Eminence the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee led a prayer ceremony this morning for the Kyigudo (Chinese: Yushu) county of eastern Tibet quake victims at his residential Gyuto monastery in Dharamshala, northern India. So far, there have been 2,046 reported deaths, most of them ethnic Tibetans.
Dharamsala: Yesterday the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Kyegundo in the Kham province of Tibet (Yushu: Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province), killing hundreds and injuring thousands. According to recent reports 15,000 residential buildings have been destroyed and residents have been forced to relocate.