Dalai Lama delivers sermons in Dharamshala

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Dharamshala, Oct 20 (ANI): Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and foreigners attended a three-day sermon by the Dalai Lama here on Tuesday.

Giving sermons on The Four Noble Truths in the Tsuglagkhang Temple, the 14th Dalai Lama said that although Buddhism is one of the ancient religions, it is very relevant in today's world, full of turmoil.

He said Buddhism emphasises on compassion and non-violence. The teachings have especially been organised at the request of a group of Southeast Asian Buddhists.

Tibetans, Buddhist monks and nuns, some foreigners and about 300 to 400 Buddhist students from South East Asia are here to listen to the preaching.

A Buddhist student, Brayan from Singapore said, "We are very happy to be here today to attend the teachings of His Holiness. We also like to thank the Tibetan Buddhist Centre for organising this wonderful teaching for whole of South East Asia."

In his inaugural session, the Dalai Lama highlighted the basic principles of Buddhism and spoke about love, peace and compassion.

Lobsang, a Tibetan youth, said that the Dalai Lama teachings will help in resolving conflict and other existing differences.

"This is exactly what Dalai Lama has been telling the Chinese people ...government that it is only through dialogue, through understanding and through compassion, the conflicts can be resolved. His teachings are actually spreading this," said Lobsang, a tibetan youth.

Another Tibetan youth, Tenzin said, preaching sessions by the Tibetan spiritual leader will spread awareness about the Tibetan cause.

The Dalai Lama has lived in Dharamsala with thousands of his followers ever since they fled from their homeland after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959. (ANI)

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