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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in Bodh Gaya

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Bodh Gaya. Photo: Lobsang Dolker/CTA

By  — BT NEWSDESK

Bodh Gaya, Bihar: A massive number of devotees and well-wishers around the world thronged the streets of Maha Bodhi temple in Gaya to welcome the arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama who has just concluded teachings in Sikkim and Salugara.

The 88-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is set to take a pilgrimage tour of the Maha Bodhi temple tomorrow. During the 12-day stay in Gaya, His Holiness will inaugurate the 3-day International Sangha Forum 2023 on Bridging Traditions, Embracing Modernity: A Dialogue on the Buddha’s Teaching in Today’s World organised by the Office of HH the Dalai Lama, The International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) and the SE Asia Coordinator’s office. The Forum will be held from 20-22 December at the International Convention Center Bodhgaya.

His Holiness will also participate in a World Peace Prayer Session in the morning with delegates who participated in the 3-day International Sangha Forum 2023 along with the public at the Mahabodhi Stupa on 23 December. Additionally, His Holiness will give three days of teachings at the Kalachakra Teaching Ground on 29 and 30 December. On December 31 morning, His Holiness will confer the Manjushri Empowerment (jamphel yang jenang) and will attend a Long Life Prayer offered to him in the morning at the Kalachakra Teaching Ground.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama heading toward his residence in Gaya at Gaden Phelgyeling. Photo: Lobsang Dolker/CTA.

Devotees in the street to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama.