Dalai Lama arrives in Delhi for Buddhist discourses

March 21st, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives in the capital late Friday evening for a nine-day discourse on Buddhist philosophy. “His holiness the Dalai Lama will be in the capital March 22-29 to give a teaching here on Buddhist philosophy. This has been planned since last year,” Kalsang Yudon, secretary of the Dalai Lama, told IANS.

The Dalai Lama, who favours autonomy for Tibet, met US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan government-in exile in Himachal Pradesh, earlier in the day. Pelosi extended her support for the Tibetan cause.

In New Delhi, the Dalai Lama will speak on meditation and chapters of Buddhist philosophy such as wisdom teaching.

“His teachings, which will be held everyday for four hours, will be attended by more than 150 people. All the people had registered themselves last year,” Yudon said.

The 73-year-old leader, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, this week threatened to resign as the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile if the Chinese crackdown on ethnic Tibetan protesters in Lhasa escalated.

He has been living in exile in India after he fled Tibet in 1959.

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