Swami Ramdev Preaches Yoga in Dharamsala; Greets Tibetan Community

Kalon Tripa lights butter lamp as Swami Ram Dev (far left) looks on during the inauguration of a two-hour yoga
Kalon Tripa lights butter lamp as Swami Ram Dev (far left) looks on during the inauguration of a two-hour yoga
Dharamshala: Around 15,000 people in Dharamsala started their day before the crack of dawn by learning yoga from renowned guru Swami Ramdev, who is in town as part of his all India journey to make the country free of drugs, alcohol and disease.

At the invitation of the organising committee, Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche today attended the inauguration of the two-hour yoga training near the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium. The stadium nestled in the foothills of breathtaking Dhauladhar range claimed international fame after hosting the prestigious Indian Premier League this year.
 
Kalon Tripa joined Swami Ramdev in lighting the butter lamp and briefed thousands of enthusiastic yoga practitioners, which include local Indians, Tibetan schoolchildren and staff from Mevon Peton School and Tibetan monks.

In his brief address, Kalon Tripa commended Swami’s contribution towards reviving the practice of Yoga, which he said has been benefiting the humanity.

“Swami Ramdev has made a great realisation of the effectiveness of Yoga such as Pranayama in the interest of the humanity and peace in this world,” Kalon Tripa added.

Swami Ramdev receives a souvenir from Kalon Tripa during a function at the main temple
Swami Ramdev receives a souvenir from Kalon Tripa during a function at the main temple
Kalon Tripa asked him to preach the theoretical aspects of universal human values while teaching Yoga to his disciples.

Then Swami Ramdev taught different forms of Yoga practice such as Pranayama and Kapalbharti, which he said have scientifically proved their efficacy in curing number of physical afflictions.

As requested by Kalon Tripa, the Yoga guru told his disciples to embrace positive human values such as love and compassion to serve others’ well-being.

Swami Ramdev hailed the international recognition gained by Dharamshala in terms of spirituality, peace and brotherhood, which he attributed to the gracious presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Following the morning programme, he addressed a gathering of Tibetans at the main Buddhist organised by the Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration.
“We would be very happy today if His Holiness the Dalai Lama was among us here, but we can very much feel his spiritual presence,” he added. His Holiness is currently in the United States.
He praised the various universal values which are manifested by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which he underlined must be learned by all of us. His Holiness the Dalai Lama not only belongs to Tibet and Tibetans but he is a symbol for the whole world, he added.

Swami Ramdev recounted the happy memories of his meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and how His Holiness once playfully pulled his beard.

Kalon Tripa honoured the Yoga guru by presenting him with a statue of Lord Buddha and ceremonial scarf.

He extended his greetings by saying “Tashi Delek”, which received rousing appreciation from the gathering.
“We would be very happy today if His Holiness the Dalai Lama was among us here, but we can very much feel his spiritual presence,” he added. His Holiness is currently in the United States.
He praised the various universal values which are manifested by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which he underlined must be learned by all of us. His Holiness the Dalai Lama not only belongs to Tibet and Tibetans but he is a symbol for the whole world, he added.

Swami Ramdev recounted the happy memories of his meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and how His Holiness once playfully pulled his beard.
Kalon Tripa honoured the Yoga guru by presenting him with a statue of Lord Buddha and ceremonial scarf.