Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Leading Lama visits New Milton

I've only just come across this story but thought that I'd post on it anyway as it shows that there are plenty of Buddhist events happening in our part of the world. His Eminence Dorje Dhenpa Rinpoche, one of the leading Lamas in Tibetan Buddhism, made his first visit to England from India to give a series of teachings and prayer offerings. He is one of the leading Lamas in Tibetan Buddhism and he gave a special programme of Buddhist teachings in New Milton from Friday March 13 to Sunday March 15 in the Festival Room of the New Milton Memorial Centre in Whitfield Road. Although New Milton is on the mainland we can actually see it from the beach here in Totland.

Spokesman Rosie Nicholson says: “For the first time Rinpoche is visiting the west and sharing his inimitable warmth and wisdom with the Buddhist community here. “People were expected to travel from far around New Milton just to receive these teachings – even from as far afield as Hawaii.”

The programme in New Milton focused on explaining the Buddhist principles of meditation for over- coming stress and negative emotions and awakening spiritual insight and calm. Rinpoche and the accompanying monks have also been attending a series of major events in London to mark the 50 th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising when more than a million Tibetans were killed.

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