Korean Buddhists attend Dalai Lama teaching camp in Dharamsala

  • Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2014 19:04 IST

Over 1,500 Buddhists from Korea attended a teaching camp on Tuesday conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.

Apart from Korean Buddhists, thousands of Tibetans, including monks and nuns from other countries also participated in the teaching camp.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has lived here since fleeing a failed uprising against Chinese rule of his homeland in 1959. A government of exiled Tibetans and tens of thousands of refugees are also based in the country.

The teaching camp was held at the main Buddhist temple, Tsuglagkhang.

“I am inspired by the divine presence of the Dalai Lama, his smile, his laugh and his easy way of life like everyone else,” a participant from Austria, Yusha, said.

“I think they want to get some knowledge about peace and love and how to live a good life. To get some teachings about different meaning in life and get a different view and also interested in some different perspectives about life, is good way to do,” she added.

The teaching camp was conducted on a special request by the Korean Buddhists.

The Dalai Lama is the head monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsongkhapa (1357-1419).

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