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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teachings: Engaging Young Tibetans in Debate and Admiration

Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – After His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in the Tsuglagkhang this morning, the second session of teachings for young Tibetans opened with the recitation of a verse of admiration for His Holiness and his accomplishments. Next, members of the Introduction to Buddhism Course, adult women and men, engaged in […]

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Engages in Contemplative Research Conference at Dharamsala Residenc

His Holiness the Dalai Lama convened with attendees of a two-day Conference on Contemplative Research at his residence in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, on May 24, 2024.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama watching performances by participants to the 27th Shoton Festival at the courtyard of the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala

His Holiness the Dalai Lama watching performances by participants to the 27th Shoton Festival at the courtyard of the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on April 22, 2024.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Celebrates Tibetan Culture: A Joyful Gathering

This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made his way from his residence to the veranda beneath the Tsuglagkhang, the Main Tibetan Temple, at Thekchen Chöling in Dharamsala, HP, India. There, he was greeted by 353 performers, comprising members of opera groups from various Tibetan settlements, who had participated in the recent Sho-tön Opera Festival. […]

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Trekking in Ladakh: A Guide for Adventurous Tourists

Ladakh, a land of high altitude deserts, snow-capped peaks, and ancient monasteries, is a trekker’s paradise. Located in the Himalayas, Ladakh offers a variety of trekking trails for all levels of experience, from easy day hikes to challenging multi-day expeditions. The best time to go trekking in Ladakh is from May to September, when the […]

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Hemis Monastery: A Spiritual Haven on the Banks of the Indus

Hemis Monastery, situated on the bank of the Indus River in Ladakh, India, is a prominent Buddhist monastery belonging to the Drukpa Lineage. Affiliated with Tibetan Buddhism, specifically the Drukpa sect, it is led by the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa. The monastery, characterized by Tibetan architecture, was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal, […]

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Suru River: A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Information and Tourism

The Suru River is a 185-kilometer-long river that originates from the Panzella glacier near the Drang Drung Glacier and flows largely through the Kargil district of Ladakh, India. The Suru Valley is coextensive with the Kargil tehsil, with the town of Kargil situated on its banks. The river enters the Kharmang District of Pakistani-administered Gilgit-Baltistan, […]

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Discovering Ladakh: A Guide to the Land of High-Altitude Desert and Adventure

Ladakh is a beautiful region located in the northernmost part of India’s state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a high-altitude desert with a unique landscape that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you plan your trip: When to go: The best time to visit Ladakh is […]