By Tenzin Monlam
His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a teachings in Leh, August 2016 OHHDL file photo-Tenzin Choejor
DHARAMSHALA, June 3: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting Ladakh at the end of the month for a six week visit.
“Arrangements are being made for the spiritual leader’s arrival on June 28 and no stones will be left unturned for ensuring his smooth one-and-a-half month stay,” said Chering Dorjey, Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Ladakh Affairs.
The people of the region including Tibetans living in Ladakh are ‘eagerly waiting’. Last year, the soon to be 82-year-old exiled Tibetan leader visited Leh on July 25 and stayed for a month including a two-week retreat during which no engagements were scheduled.
The visit to the Himalayan region will follow his visit to the United States on June 16 and 17 where he will address the commencement ceremony at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
“We are honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at UC San Diego and thankful that he will share messages of global compassion with our graduates and their families,” said UCSD Chancellor Pradeep K Khosla.
His Holiness will give a three-day teachings on Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (Jangchup Semdrel) and Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (Laklen Sodunma) for the Tibetan Youth at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamshala from June 5-7.