By — BT NEWSDESK
Dharamshala: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama safely returns to Dharamshala this morning to a rousing welcome reception from a throng of local Tibetans, devotees and well-wishers following a month-long sojourn in Bodhgaya.
Upon deplaning at the Gaggal Airport, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was received by Sikyong Penpa Tsering, Deputy Speaker Dolma Tsering Teykhang, Dharamshala Tibetan Settlement Officer Kunchok Migmar, and other representatives from various Tibetan NGOs based in Dharamshala. Meanwhile, hundreds of Tibetans and local people lined the streets from the airport to His Holiness’ residence, holding ceremonial white scarves and incense to receive the Tibetan spiritual leader.
During His stay in Bodhgaya, His Holiness the Dalai Lama conferred a series of teachings, empowerments, and initiations to the massive congregation of devotees and followers consisting of monks/nuns and lay people from various communities, including Tibetans, Himalayans, local people, and foreigners.
Prior to that, His Holiness the Dalai Lama conferred teaching on “Thirty-seven practices of Bodhisattvas” in Gangtok at a request from the Government of Sikkim, followed by general teaching at Salugara-based Sed-Gyued monastery in West Bengal.