Dharamshala: From promoting peace and harmony worldwide to his tireless advocacy of non-violence as the only realistic solution to global conflicts, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been a global beacon and ambassador of love, peace, and compassion. Therefore, as His Holiness the Dalai Lama turned 85 this year, the Central Tibetan Administration led by the 15th Kashag dedicated the year 2020-21 as ‘Year of Gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’ — a celebration of the 85 glorious years that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has spent and continues to devote to the wellbeing of all sentient beings.
This yearlong celebration is an appreciation and collective expression of gratitude by the Tibetan people to highlight the outstanding contributions and achievements of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
As part of this yearlong celebration, the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) of the Central Tibetan Administration is organising a weeklong talk series on the four principal commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama namely: Promotion of Human Values; Promotion of Religious Harmony; Preservation of Tibet’s Culture and Environment, and; Revival of Ancient Indian Wisdom.
At least 120 speakers from 19 different countries speaking in 15 languages will take part in the weeklong talk-series beginning 4 December.
Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay will inaugurate the talk series followed by an introduction on the four principal commitments by Yangten Tulku, Religious Secretary, Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a panel of keynote speakers in different languages. The key speakers will include spiritual heads, Kalons of the CTA, renowned Buddhist scholars, professors, and heads of Buddhist institutes. Addresses by heads of the various Tibetan spiritual traditions will also feature in the talk-series.
Viewers can watch the talk series live on TibetTV’s official page on Facebook and Youtube.
See the detailed schedule of the talk series below: