Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived in remote Zanskar, located about 150 kilometers from Leh, on Sunday for a 3 day teaching. The 77-year-old Buddhist leader will give teachings at Padum on Gyalsey Thokmay Sangpo's 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Geshe Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses on Training the Mind. He will also confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation.
The Dalai Lama first visited Ladakh in 1967, followed by frequent visits to Leh, Nyuma, Hanle, Zanskar and Nubra to give teachings to the large number of Buddhists residing in the region. The Tibetan leader also gave Kalachakra initiations in Leh in 1976 and in Zanskar in 1988.
Listen to Interview with Dhondup Tashi, Chief Representative of the Tibetan settlement in Ladakh: