DALAI LAMA IS ON EIGHT-DAY VISIT TO NORTHEASTERN INDIABy ANI
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Dalai Lama is on eight-day visit to northeastern India.
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, arrives in Pemayangtse monastery of India’s northeastern state of Sikkim on an eight-day visit.
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PEMAYANGTSE, SIKKIM, INDIA (DECEMBER 15, 2010) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC)
1. DALAI LAMA ARRIVES AT THE PEMAYANGTSE MONASTERY
2. DALAI LAMA WALKING
3. DALAI LAMA ENTERS THE MONASTERY
4. DALAI LAMA GREETING HIS DEVOTEES
5. DALAI LAMA TALKING TO A MONK
6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEDUP, DEVOTEE, SAYING: “His visit to the place august a new beginning since he has become very old, this might be very little time for him to visit this place again. So I think he’s one of the people whose blessing we need now and for the future also.”
7. PEMAYANGTSE MONASTERY
8. YOUNG BUDDHIST MONKS
9. MONKS CARRYING RELIGIOUS ITEMS
10. MONKS HOLDING SHIELDS
11. DALAI LAMA SPEAKING TO DEVOTEES
12. DALAI LAMA SPEAKING
13. DEVOTEES SITTING
STORY: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, arrived in Pemayangtse monastery of India’s northeastern state of Sikkim on Wednesday (December 15) on an eight-day visit.
Thousands of devotees had gathered at the monastery courtyard to welcome Dalai Lama and receive his blessings.
Nedup, a devotee, said that Dalai Lama’s visit to Sikkim is blessing to the people of the state.
“His visit to the place august a new beginning since he has become very old, this might be very little time for him to visit this place again. So I think he’s one of the people whose blessing we need now and for the future also,” said Nedup.
In his spiritual discourse, Dalai Lama called for a need to respect all religions and stressed on love and compassion. He also conducted ‘Sherbang’, the traditional Buddhist ritual at the monastery.
During his eight-day Sikkim tour, the Dalai Lama would be visiting several parts of Sikkim besides inaugurating a three-day seminar organised by Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (NIT) in province capital Gangtok.
The Dalai Lama had fled Tibet in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule. He now lives in exile in India and advocates “meaningful autonomy” for Tibet within China. Beijing regards him as a ‘dangerous’ and responsible for stirring up unrest in Tibet.