STORY: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, began a three-day teaching session in India’s northern hill town of Dharamsala, on Friday (May 10).
The session was attended by over 6,000 devotees, according to organizers, and was held on the request of his Russian Buddhist followers. This is his first public event since recovering from a chest infection.
“This year is the 10th anniversary of the teachings for the Russian Buddhists”, said representative of Dalai Lama’s office to Russia, Telo Rinpoche.
India is home to almost 100,000 Tibetans. Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has lived in the country since fleeing a failed uprising against Chinese rule of his homeland in 1959.