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Dalai Lama starts annual teaching for Tibetan youths on Buddhism

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Dharamsala, June 27, 2013
First Published: 17:53 IST(27/6/2013) | Last Updated: 17:54 IST(27/6/2013)

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, began a two-day event of introduction to Buddhism for Tibetan youths at the Tibetan Children's Village school here on Thursday.


Over 2,000 Tibetan youths, including college students, are attending the annual teaching. The teaching is aimed to create more awareness about Tibetan Buddhism and culture among the youth.

The spiritual leader will explain excerpts from his book, “Opening the Eye of New Awareness”, which he wrote in early 1960s. The book gives survey of general Buddhist teachings and lays emphasis on the importance of seeking the shared values of different religions rather than focussing on the differences.

Addressing the youth, the Dalai Lama said, “This teaching is being conducted in the hope of providing new awareness about how to generate warm-heartedness and lead a happy life. Modern education and wealth can provide us food and shelter, but they cannot bring us lasting happiness. Happiness can only be achieved through exchange of love and affection towards one another,” he added.

He said people share the same mutual desire to be loved and have same potential to be happy and these could be achieved only through nurturing basic virtues like love, affection and kindness.

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