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With a Prayer Before Gautama Buddha’s Statue, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Concludes Bodhgaya Engagements

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A view of the Mahabodhi Temple during His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India on 19 January 2023. Photo by Tenzin Choejor (OHHDL)

Bodhgaya: Earlier this morning, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama paid obeisance to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya to pray before the Buddha statue inside the temple.

Escorted by His retinues, the Tibetan spiritual leader arrived at MahaBodhi MahaVihara Temple at around 7:40 am, whereupon the Secretary and staff of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee warmly welcomed His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness, accompanied by a group of monks, recited Tsongkhapa’s “In Praise of Dependent Origination” in front of the shrine’s holy statue and graced the devotees and followers amassed outside the temple to seek His blessing.

Following a month-long sojourn at Bodhgaya: the land of Buddha’s enlightenment, His Holiness is scheduled to depart on 20 January for His two-day engagements in Delhi. On 23 January, His Holiness will be arriving in Dharamshala.

Nangzey Dorjee, Secretary, Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee, greeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his arrival at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India on 19 January 2023. Photo by Tenzin Choejor

His Holiness the Dalai Lama waving to fellow devotees during his pilgrimage to the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India on 19 January 2023. Photo by Tenzin Choejor