Dalai Lama to address first Tibetan national general meeting



Shimla: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama left Dharamsala today to address the first national general meeting of Tibetans in the Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement of South India on 31 August 2010.

On September 1, representatives of the Tibetan people will offer a long-life prayer to Dalai Lama, who will then preside over a debate on Buddhist philosophy at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe near Mysore. The event would be celebrated in a grand way in the Tibetan settlement with the presence of Dalai Lama, chief justice, commissioners, members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, the Kashag (Council of Ministers), representatives of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon, representatives of local Tibetan assemblies, general public, Bod-Rangwang Denpai Legul Tsockchung, NGOs, school heads, Tibetan doctors, scholars and social activists.

Dalai Lama would address the function on the special day. Representatives of the MPs from Parliaments around the world will also address the day.  Tibetan leader would deliver a keynote address at the 33rd International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) Congress at John Paul IInd Auditorium of Catheolic Renewal Centre in Kochi, Kerala. His Holiness will speak on ‘Beyond Conflict to Reconciliation-The Challenge of the 21st Century’.

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