On the final day the Dalai Lama’s Teachings at Varanasi, while giving the empowerment of White Tara (Goddess of Longevity), His Holiness urged the Tibetans to protect Tibet’s environment. "Tibet being the source of major rivers of Asia, the Tibetans in Tibet should protect its environment," says the Tibetan leader.
While giving the long life empowerment, the Dalai Lama said, "In order to have long life, the most important condition is to take care of one’s health. Of course, there were many cases who were blessed by Long Life Deities." After the empowerment, the Tibetan Youth Congress and the main monastery of Segyudpa at Salugara in West Bengal the Teaching sponsors and the Teaching sponsors offered long life prayer ceremony to the Dalai Lama