By: Mohit Behl
Dharamsala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Bloomington, USA yesterday on the first leg of his visit of the United States. On his arrival in Chicago from Europe, His Holiness was received by Kasur Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the US. The president of the Tibetan Associations in Indiana and Chicago were also there to receive His Holiness. On his arrival in Bloomington, he was received at the airport by Arjia Rinpoche, director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, which is hosting His Holiness.
His Holiness blessed the newly-constructed prayer wheel pavilion before proceeding to his residence. Among the lamas who received His Holiness at the entrance to his residence were Telo Rinpoche, head of the Kalmyk Buddhists of the Russian Federation, the abbot of Gomang Monastery, Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe, the abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Kachen Lobzang Tsetan, the abbot of Gandantegchinlen Monastery in Mongolia, Khamba Lama D. Choijamts (Choekyi Gyatso) as well as the abbots of Erdene Zuu Monastery and the Kalachakra Temple also in Mongolia. His Holiness’ teaching programme began at Indiana University’s auditorium.