Dalai Lama returns safely to Mcleodganj after a successful four nation Europe tour

Written on 09/26/2018
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Mcleodganj. “Little bit tired, now I think the time has come, old person needs more rest” said His Holiness Dalai Lama gleefully after arriving at the Gaggal airport from his succesful  four nation Europe visit. Dalai Lama's aircraft landed on Gaggal Airport at 12:15 pm. The Dalai Lama was received by CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay who was accompanied by Speaker Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, before His Holiness headed towards his residence at Mcleodganj.


The Dalai Lama first visited Sweden on 11 September as a part of his four nation Europe tour. On 12 September, His Holiness was invited to take part in the 80th anniversary of the Swedish aid organisation Individuell Manniskohjalp, where His Holiness  delivered a talk on ‘Art of Happiness and Peace’. During his engagement, His Holiness demonstrated that Tibetans long return backto Tibet and are willing to remain within the People’s Republic of China given that China respects the Tibetan distinct culture and its autonomy. His Holiness was optimistic about the reciprocal relationship between China and Tibet.

On his second day in Sweden, His Holiness adressed the Tibetan community in Sweden, Denmark and Norway along with the members of Tibet Support Group from Sweden. There His Holiness dealt with a discourse on Buddhism especially the Nalanda tradition. Later that day, His Holiness visited Malmo University and presented a lecture on ‘Secular Ethics’ to the students and conveyed that "'The remedy to reduce coflict in the name of religion is to have convictions in the basic human values and moral ethics without touching religion", and further called  for modern education system to incorporate these values in education.