- Title: Buddhist devotees enjoy teachings from the Dalai Lama
- Date: 9th April 2017
- Summary: TAWANG, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (REUTERS) (APRIL 9, 2017) THOUSANDS OF BUDDHIST FOLLOWERS SITTING AT THE VENUE OF DALAI LAMA'S TEACHINGS IN TAWANG DALAI LAMA CONDUCTING RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS LARGE CROWDS OF FOLLOWERS SITTING AND LISTENING MORE OF HIS FOLLOWERS LISTENING COLOURFUL FLAGS (SOUNDBITE) (English) YOUNG RESIDENT OF TAWANG, TASHI ZANGMO, SAYING: "I was so happy... but I can't explain! I was so happy." (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) FOLLOWER OF THE DALAI LAMA, DAWA TASHI, SAYING: "If the Guruji had not come here, it might not have been possible for a lot of people from here to go and get an audience with him. It is very important for us to have an audience with our Guru, to see him and to hear him because he is our biggest Guru." INDIAN SECURITY GUARDS KEEPING A VIGIL AS CROWD MOVES OUT AFTER THE TEACHING SESSION CROWDS OF PEOPLE LEAVING AT THE END OF THE TEACHINGS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) YOUNG GIRL AND RESIDENT OF TAWANG, SONAM DOLMA, SAYING: "It felt so nice to hear him. We did not know the proper way to do things. It felt very nice to hear his teachings and we got to learn so many new things." DALAI LAMA COMING OUT AFTER OFFERING PRAYERS AT THE URGELLING MONASTERY, WHERE THE 6TH DALAI LAMA WAS BORN WIDE OF THE SUPPORTERS STANDING IN THE FORECOURT OF THE MONASTERY SUPPORTERS STANDING AND WAITING DALAI LAMA LEAVING THE MONASTERY
- Embargoed: 23rd April 2017 10:56
- Keywords: India Dalai Lama teachings monastery spiritual Tibetan
- Location: TAWANG, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- City: TAWANG, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Religion/Belief,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0016BOFEPX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Thousands of Buddhist monks and supporters are happy to see their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama in person and attend his teachings in the remote hill town of Tawang on Sunday (April 9).
Dalai Lama conducted Buddhist religious teachings for his followers in this remote Buddhist enclave nestled in the icy folds of the eastern Himalayas, where he had passed through after fleeing Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule.
The visit, and the Indian government's decision to have its representatives host him, has escalated tensions between the world's two most populous nations, whose relations remain hostage to mutual suspicion lingering from a brief 1962 border war.
Dalai Lama, who is also considered the God-king by his followers, has been conducting religious teachings since Saturday (April 8) and will wind up his sermons on Monday (April 10).
Dalai Lama also visited the Urgelling Monastery which is dedicated to the 6th Dalai Lama who was born in Tawang.
There have been talks that his current visit might have links to the possibility of the next reincarnate of Dalai Lama coming from this region - a claim dismissed by him in a news conference on Saturday.
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