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His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Japan
« on: April 06, 2014, 01:16:35 PM »



Phayul[Sunday, April 06, 2014 08:58]

DHARAMSHALA, APRIL 5: His Holiness the Dalai Lama left today for Japan where he will participate in various programmes until April 17.

On April 7, the Tibetan leader is scheduled to participate in a prayer ceremony and a talk in Sendai in Miyagi, one of the worst hit areas of the 2011 earthquake. He will take part in a prayer ceremony for the victims of 2011 Tsunami and also participate in an interactive session with survivors and people from the disaster struck regions.

His Holiness will participate in a two-day conference on ‘Mapping the Mind: A Dialogue Between Modern Scientists and Buddhist Science’ organized by Koko Research Center of Kyoto University and the Mind & Life Institute.

The Tibetan leader will give a teaching on Tsongkhapa's Concise Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lamrim dudon) and Geshe Langri Thangpa's 8 Verses of Training the Mind (lojong tsik gyema)in Koyasan, Wakayama, on April 13 and 14. His Holiness will also confer the Vairocana-abhisambodhi Initiation (namnang ngoenjang wang).

His Holiness’ Japan tour will end with a day-long teaching on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) at Hotel Okura on April 17.

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Re: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Japan
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 05:06:12 PM »
It's wonderful that so many are getting blessings from HHDL. I must admit, despite all the problems going on from the ban, I am happy for those people and places He goes to for they get imprints and such blessings.  Especially those that were deeply affected by disasters.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 01:15:25 AM »
His Holiness Dalai Lama is first and foremost a Buddhist monk and a teacher at that. His main role to the world is to spread the teachings of Buddhism to anywhere in the world where teachings are requested, sponsored and needed. As a Bodhisattva, it is in his every cell in his body, speech and mind to share kindness, love, care and compassion to the world.
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 06:44:00 AM »
The Dalai Lama is the face of Buddhism although HH is from the Vajrayana school, specifically, Gelug. There is no other person in the world who's representation of Buddhism surpasses the fame of the Dalai Lama. Regardless of the Dalai Lama's ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden, we cannot defame the Dalai Lama because it will create many doubts in the general mass' mind on Buddhism. All of us ultimately want more people to benefit from the teachings of Buddhism so that they can have an opportunity to be Enlightened. By destroying the image of the Dalai Lama, it will backfire on us Buddhists. We will have to start all over again what the Dalai Lama has tirelessly worked for, for the past 4 decades in promoting Buddhism. Please don't forget that the entire purpose of protector practice is to help practitioners clear outer and inner obstacles in order to practise the dharma.

Therefore, a middle way is better. Focus on religious freedom and request the Central Tibetan Administration to stop the ostracisation of Shugden practitioners. Religious freedom is a basic human right and no one should be condemned based on their choice of religion.

The following is the traveling schedule of the Dalai Lama for year 2014 as of now. We can clearly see that the Dalai Lama works tirelessly to promote Buddhism and plant the seeds of Enlightenment to millions of people worldwide. Who will replace the Dalai Lama in promoting Buddhism worldwide if we destroy the image of the Dalai Lama? May I humbly request for all to think.

Teaching in Tokyo, Japan on April 17:
His Holiness will give a day-long teaching on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) at Hotel Okura. Contact Website: www.tibethouse.jp

Teaching in Riga, Latvia on May 5 & 6:
 His Holiness will give two-day teachings on the Heart Sutra (sherab nyingpo) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) at the request of a group of Russians. Contact Website: lv.dalailama.ru 

Teaching in Oslo, Norway on May 8:
His Holiness will give a teaching on Geshe Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses of Training the Mind (lojong tsikgyema) in the morning at Chateau Neuf the request of the Buddhist Federation of Norway and Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist Society. Contact Website: dalailamaoslo.no

Public Talk in Oslo, Norway on May 9:
His Holiness will give a public talk on Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life in the afternoon at Folketeateret. Contact Website: dalailamaoslo.no

Teaching in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 11:
His Holiness will give a teaching on The Three Principal Paths (lamtso namsum) in the morning at Ahoy Stadium. Contact Website: http://dalailama2014.nl

Public Talk in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 11:
His Holiness will give a public talk on Well-being, Wisdom and Compassion: a Secular Approach in the afternoon at Ahoy Stadium. Contact Website: http://dalailama2014.nl

Public Talk in Frankfurt, Germany on May 14:
His Holiness will give a public talk on Self-Awareness and Compassion in the afternoon at Fraport organized by Tibet House Germany. Contact Website: www.dalailama-frankfurt.info

Discussion in Frankfurt, Germany on May 15:
His Holiness will participate in a discussion with school children on Secular Ethics in Our Common World in the morning at St. Paul's Church organized by Tibet House Germany in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt and the Foundation of Reading. Contact Website: www.dalailama-frankfurt.info

Discussion in Frankfurt, Germany on May 15:
His Holiness will participate in a discussion with philosopher Rainer Forst and others on Ethics Beyond Religion in the afternoon at St. Paul's Church organized by Tibet House Germany in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt and Geothe University. Contact Website: www.dalailama-frankfurt.info

Teachings in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India from May 30 to June 2:
His Holiness will give four days of Introductory Teachings on Buddhism at the request of Nalanda Shiksha. Contact Email: [email protected]

Teaching in Livorno, Italy on June 14 & 15:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend (shetring) on June 14 and also confer an Avalokiteshvera Empowerment (chenresig wang – jigten wangchuk) on June 15 morning at Modigliani Forum organized by Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa. Contact Website: www.dalailama.it/en

Public Talk in Livorno, Italy on June 15:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a public talk on Compassionate Ethics in the afternoon at Modigliani Forum organized by Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa. Contact Website: www.dalailama.it/en

Kalachakra in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India from July 3 to 14:
His Holiness will be giving the Kalachakra at the request of the two main organizers, the Ladakh Buddhist Association and the Ladakh Gonpa Association. The Tibetan Kongpo Association and the Tibetan Jonang Association are co-sponsors. During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from July 3 to 5, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals. From July 6 to 8, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend (shetring). On July 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from July 10 to 13. On July 14, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed. Contact Website: www.ladakhkalachakra2014.com Discussion in Hamburg, Germany on August 23: His Holiness will lead a discussion on Secular Ethics - Human Values In Our Lives. Contact Website: www.dalailama-hamburg.de

Teaching in Hamburg, Germany from August 24 to 26:
His Holiness will give teachings on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) on August 24 and 25. He will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang jigten wangchuk) on the morning of August 26. Contact Website: www.dalailama-hamburg.de

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Re: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Japan
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 06:48:55 AM »
The fame of HH Dalai Lama is not an issue at all, i am happy that all people who have the merits to meet him and get blessings from HH. HH is a very popular figure and it is imperative to have people getting a correct image of HH as a major benevolent to the society, not a political figure that gives a lot of pain to Dorje Shugden practitioners. May the ban be lifted very soon so that sufferings of all the Dorje Shugden practitioners can be eradicated.


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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 05:01:36 PM »
I rejoice so many people can get benefit of dharma teaching from HH Dalai Lama. No doubt the ban on Dorje Shudgen did created a lot of sufferings to the practitioners, however I agreed that no prejudice against the HH Dalai Lama's teaching. I just sincerely hope that more people open their mind and get to know what is this ban about. More people can respect the basic human rights on religious freedom. I believe the day to lift the ban on Dorje Shudgen will not far if more people request for it.

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 03:23:03 AM »
It augurs well for the growth of Tibetan Buddhism with the arrival of HH Dalai Lama in Japan. No political meetings or discussions, just pure Dharma for the betterment of humanity.

The Japanese and others who will be present at the events where HHDL will be participating are very fortunate indeed. Tsongkhapa's Concise Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Geshe Langri Thangpa's 8 Verses of Training the Mind and Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva are very precious teachings to be transmitted by HHDL. HHDL had even planned for a Vairocana-abhisambodhi Initiation!

HHDL's presence at the prayer ceremonies will bring much blessing, support and encouragement for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. And finally the conference with the scientists will enlighten the scientific world with the Buddha's profound teachings on the human mind. 

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 04:31:11 PM »

HH  Dalai Lama is one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time in the promotion of  peace,harmony.tolerance and humanity.
With so much bad news we faced today ;the constant awareness of fear and tension should make any sensitive or compassionate person question seriously the progress of our modern world.
HHDL's spiritual approach may not solve all  problems that have been caused by the existing -self centered approach,but in the long run it will overcome the very basis of problems that we faced.
Rejoice to the Japanese people and others who will be at the events.