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His Holiness to innaugurate Hindu congregation in Kerela

December 30, 2010

Phayul [Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:38]

Dharamsala, December 28 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama will wrap up his
2010 schedule with a visit to Varkala in Kerela where he will inaugurate
the 78th Teerthandana Sanyasi Sammelan on Thursday at the Sree Narayana
Dharma Sanghom Trust, Sivagiri Mutt. A close friend of His Holiness and
former president of India Shri APJ Abdul Kalam will be present at the event.

Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Karnataka Higher Education
Minister V S Acharya, SNDP General Secretary Vellappalli Natesan, Goa
Transport Minister Sudin Ramakrishnan, Dr Vandana Siva, among others,
will also be present. The Tibetan leader last visited Kerela in
September this year to participate in the 33rd World Congress of
International Association for Religious Freedom at Kochi.

On January 9, His Holiness will speak on the different levels of
happiness at the 30th anniversary of Tushita Dharma Celebrations in New
Delhi. His Holiness will also give teachings on Shantideva’s ‘A Guide to
the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ and Kamalashila’s ‘The Middling States of
Meditation’ between January 12 and 16 in Sarnath.

In February, the Tibetan leader will visit the Mumbai University where
His Holiness will talk to students on "Ancient Wisdom, Modern Thoughts",
director of the Board of College and University Development Dr Rajpal
Hande said. “Our invitation to the Dalai Lama has been accepted and he
will be coming here on February 18." After the lecture, His Holiness
will spend another hour interacting with students, university officials
were quoted as saying. His Holiness will also meet academicians from
different departments. More programmes are still being chalked out for
the visit.

His Holiness’ visit to the university comes after high profile visit by
the US first lady Michelle Obama in November.
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