His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit New Zealand and Australia

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Dharamsala yesterday for a two-week long visit to New Zealand and Australia.

The first leg of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s journey will take him to New Zealand where he will participate in the memorial service for the victims of earthquake in Christchurch. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on 22 February this year, which left nearly 181 people dead.

The second leg of the journey takes him to Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

In all these cities His Holiness will give public talks, open new Vietnamese Buddhist Centre, give extensive interviews to the Australian media, meet with Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist communities and give teachings on the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life’ by Shantideva. He will also meet with the Chinese community organised by the Chinese/Tibetan Friendship Group and hold private meetings with Australian members of the Parliament.

In Canberra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will meet with the Australian Parliamentary Group for Tibet. His Holiness will also be hosted a reception by the Australian Paramilitary Group for Tibet in the presence of members of parliament, senators and the diplomatic corp present in Canberra.

In Brisbane, His Holiness will participate in an event titled “A conversation with the Dalai Lama – Values in Leadership, Environmental Thinking and the Action Required”.

Later, His Holiness will also participate in a discussion on “ A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Happiness Life and Living – Finding Happiness on Life’s Journey and Overcoming Loss”.