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Dharamsala Holds First International Gelug Conference

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Around three hundreds representatives of the Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism from 97 Gelug monasteries and nunneries gathered in Dharamsala, Northern India for the first International Geluk Conference on June 23, 2015.

Gaden Tripa, the head of Gelug sect, Sharba Choeje, and Jangba Choeje presided over the conference, where 47 abbots and formers abbots were in attendence.

Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan Administration in exile, who was the special guest of the conference urged the religious heads to look at ways to preserve Tibetan Buddhism, whose popularity has been continuously growing globally.

The Dalai Lama is scheduled to preside over the closing ceremony of the two-day conference.

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