Karmapa thanks Centre for approving Varanasi visit
Shimla/Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Ugyen Trinely Dorji has thanked the Central government for approving his trip to Varanasi and Sarnath for
his `winter retreat` and annual `spring teachings`.
"We are deeply grateful to the Indian government for its confidence in the Karmapa, and thank them for approving his travel plans to Varanasi for `winter retreat` and `spring teachings` of 2011," spokespersons of the Karmapa`s office
Karma Topden and Deki Chungyalpa said in a statement.
The Tibetan spiritual leader, who is recently in news relating to a huge foreign currency haul from his monastery, said Varanasi is the site of the very first Dharma teachings by Gautam Buddha, and also an ancient cradle of Sanskrit
culture and learning.
"Varanasi is a sacred place for Buddhists. And as a follower of Buddha’s teachings and being of the Kagyu lineage that springs directly from the sacred land of India, I feel such opportunities to visit these sites give great meaning to my life. I am very much looking forward to sharing the dharma teachings with my friends there," Karmapa, who will be visiting Varanasi via Bodh Gaya in early March, said.
During his stay in Varanasi, he is scheduled to deliver a string of discourses on dharma teachings. He would also participate in numerous religious ceremonies during his stay there. The annual `spring teachings` lectures would be
held at Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Afzal Guru row: JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar arrested
- DNA: Analysis on actions taken against students protesting at JNU
- DNA: Analysis on actions taken against students protesting at JNU - Part II
- Watch: How students at JNU showcased anti-India spirit! - Part II
- DNA: Gravitational waves detected, proving Einstein right!
- 4th ODI: South Africa vs England - Hosts win game by solitary wicket to level series
- Why Modi never spoke on issues like beef or Muzaffarnagar, asks Manmohan Singh
- JNUSU prez Kanhaiya Kumar sent to 3-day police custody over Afzal Guru row, says being targeted for defeating ABVP in polls
- Ex-Army officers threaten to return JNU degrees against 'anti-national' activities in campus
- Delhi Police issues alert over alleged Hafiz Saeed's tweet backing 'pro-Pak' JNU protesters