His Holiness the Dalai Lama Graces Deygon Yarchoe Chenmo Ceremony

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greets his devotees and followers at the Deygon Yarchoe Chenmo ceremony, 10 July 2017. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIR

Nubra: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived safely at Deygon Gaden Tashi Choeling, Nubra this morning around 10 am from Leh, Ladakh.

On his arrival, His Holiness was welcomed by more than 25 different region representatives. After a brief rest and lunch, His Holiness headed for the Deygon Yarchoe Chenmo, a Buddhist religious ceremony.

Gaden Trisur Rizong Rinpoche, Thiksey Abbot Thiksey Rinpoche, MP Thupten Tsewang, Dr Sonam Dawa Lhunpo, Chief Executive Councilor, Mr Tsewang Thinles, President of Ladakh Buddhist Association, Mr Tsetan Wangchuk, Chief Representative Officer of Sonamling Tibetan Settlement and other dignitaries were present at the closing ceremony of Yarchoe Chenmo.

His Holiness in in his speech said, “Secular ethics is not a religion, there isn’t any discrimination while studying it. It should not be taught just like in radio program. One need to listen, experiment and implement.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with a group of monks at the Deygon Yarchoe Chenmo, 10 July 2017. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIR

He further mentioned dialectic debating is best way to change your thought to strengthen your mind. “In past thirty years, I have been debating with world renowned scientists. We have been debating on cosmology, neurobiology, psychology, physics; specially on quantum physics.” His Holiness said.

His Holiness cited that now a days in many schools, dialectic debates are introduced and successively progressing on it. He informed people that gradually debating culture would be introduced in any subject and not just religious.

“Buddha himself told his students not to follow blindly. Many scholars from Nalanda contradict some of Buddha teachings after their own experimentation,” His Holiness said.

Mr Thupten Tsewang, Members of Parliament of Rajya Sabha in his speech stated that other religions could also participate in Yarchchoe Chenmo and it is for religious harmony.

Dr Sonam Dawa Lhunpo, Chief Executive Councilor promised in front of His Holiness that he and his councilors would work for the people and diminish corruption.

Mr Tsewang Thinles, President of Ladakh Buddhist Association requested people of Ladakh to listen and act for people’s development.

-Report filed by Correspondent Tenzin Phende-

Monks of Deygon Gaden Tashi Monastery presents a Buddhist debate before His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 10 July 2017. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIR

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the closing ceremony of Deygon Yarchoe Chemno, 10 July 2017. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIR

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with a group of students at the closing ceremony of Deygon Yarchoe Chenmo, 10 July 2017. Photo/Tenzin Phende/DIIR