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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Returns to Dharamshala After Month-Long Stay in Ladakh

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Jonang Gyaltsab Rinpoche greeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on arrival at Gaggal Airport in Dharamshala on 28 August 2023. Photo: Tenzin Jigme/CTA.

 

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Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama returned to Dharamshala this morning to a warm welcome reception by Tibetans, devotees and well-wishers after concluding a month-long visit to Ladakh where he gave spiritual teachings on multiple occasions.

The delegation of the Central Tibetan Administration led by Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Sikyong Penpa Tsering, Kyabje Jonang Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Settlement Officer Kunchok Migmar and representatives of the local civil society groups received His Holiness at the Gaggal airport. Meanwhile, hundreds thronged the streets leading up to the Tsuglagkhang temple to greet His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

During the month-long stay in Ladakh, His Holiness gave three-day teaching at Shewatsel ground which was attended by around 65,000 people. On 26 July, His Holiness attended a program for the Tibetan community at the TCV ground in Choglamsar which was attended by 5000 people. On 31 July, His Holiness presided over a program at the Buddha statue in Stok and also attended the 50th-anniversary celebration of Lamdon School in Leh. From 18-19 August, His Holiness gave teaching to around 25,000 people at Zelthang in Khalsi (Sham). In addition, His Holiness accorded blessings to around 12,706 people including senior citizens and differently-abled.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Dharamshala. Photo: Tenzin Jigme/CTA.

His Holiness departing for his residence at Tsuglagkhang temple. Photo: Tenzin Jigme/CTA.

Artists of TIPA singing a welcome song for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Photo: Tenzin Jigme/CTA.

CTA civil servants and local Tibetans and devotees. Photo: Tenzin Jigme/CTA.