Norbulingka Institute Launches Biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Eminence the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje launches a six-volume biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala, India, on 26 October 2009/Photos by Sangey Kyap
His Eminence the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje launches a six-volume biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala, India, on 26 October 2009/Photos by Sangey Kyap

Dharamshala: A six-volume biography chronicling the spiritual and temporal achievements of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was launched during a ceremony attended by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala this morning. The biography, titled “Gyachen Nyingjayei Roltso Labtreng Gyaden” also provide a glimpse of legacies of former Dalai Lamas.

His Eminence the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje unveiled the new biography. The ceremony was attended by His Eminence the 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, His Eminence the 102nd Gaden Tripa Thubten Nyima Lungtok Tenzin Norbu and senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration.

In his address, His Holiness the Dalai Lama lauded the Norbulingka Institute’s outstanding achievements in the protection, preservation and promotion of the Tibetan cultural heritage. The Norbulingka Institute has set itself as a model for other Tibetan institutions in exile, His Holiness added.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks at the inaugural ceremony of his new biography
His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks at the inaugural ceremony of his new biography

His Holiness praised the unflinching dedication and efforts of Kasur Kelsang Yeshi, director of Norbulingka Institute, for the preservation of Tibet’s unique traditional art and literature.

Speaking on his new biography, His Holiness said the service that he dedicated to the wellbeing of all the sentient beings and the just cause of Tibet were put into words. He thanked and honoured the book’s authors, researchers and the Norbulingka Institute.

In his brief address, Kalon Tripa Samdong Rinpoche lauded the efforts of Norbulingka Institute’s administration in making itself a self-sustaining community.

Kalon Tripa extended greetings to Thubten Nyima Lungtok Tenzin Norbu, who was appointed as the 102nd Gaden Tripa.

Deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari the Norbulingka Institute should facilitate both the young and old Tibetans an easy access to the new biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was written and compiled under the auspices of Norbulingka Tibetan Cultural Institute.

The Norbulingka Institute, established in 1980s, is dedicated to preserving and promoting Tibet’s unique art and literature and restoring standards by providing training, education and employment for Tibetans.

The institute educates Tibetan youths in preserving Tibet’s traditional arts of Thangka (scroll) painting, sculpture, embroidery and woodwork.

His Eminence Menri Trizin, head of Bon religion, presented certificates to the students who attained masters’ degree in Tibetan arts and literature from the Norbulingka Institute.