The Sakya Trizin, on behalf of Tibet and all students,
offering His Body, Speech and Mind to the Dalai
Lama, beseeching His continued holy presence in
the world for the welfare and benefit of all beings.
Tibetans offer Tenshug to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Dharamshala, March 14 - On behalf of all the Tibetans in and outside Tibet
and the traditional religious sects, the special organising committee and
the retired civil servants of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) made
a grand Tenshug (Long-life prayer offerings) to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
this morning at the Tsuglakhang.
As His Holiness turned 73 this Losar (Tibetan New Year), the Tibetans across
the globe have been holding occasional prayer gatherings and religious
ceremonies for His Holiness' long life and well-being.
Today's ceremony began at 6 o'clock with a ritual performance led by His
Eminence the Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, head of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan
Buddhism. The ritual is dedicated to His Holiness for his long life.
His Holiness graced the ceremony at around 8 o'clock following which the
long-life prayer offerings began.
In his address at the ceremony His Holiness urged the gathering to be
mindful and act in good faith for the collective cause of the people of
Tibet. He said that he believes those who are in service of our community
are working hard and would continue to do so without fail.
For the retired staffs, His Holiness said that they have committed
themselves for our cause at the critical time of our people and now as they
are retired His Holiness asked them to stay happy.
His Holiness said "his position is that of semi-retirement.
Holiness said that he would continue to work hard for the people of the Land
He said that he hopes to live for several more decades, saying that he is
physically and mentally healthy which are the two most important things for
The other important point, His Holiness said "is keep the sense of
commitment among us and to work hard for our common cause."
11 eminent lamas, including the heads of all traditional schools of
Buddhism, graced the ceremony.
Also present at the ceremony were dignitaries of the Central Tibetan
Administration (CTA) including chief supreme justice commissioner and the
two justice commissioners of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission, speaker
and deputy speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-
and his colleagues, members of the Standing Committee and other deputies of
the TPIE, officials of the CTA, and representatives of the non-governmental
organisations, schools and institutions.
The special organising committee was formed after a resolution passed during
the second session of the 14th TPIE. The committee consists of Mr Karma
Choephel, speaker of the TPIE, as its chairman and Mr Tsering Dhondup,
secretary of the Department of Religion as its secretary.
Members of this committee include Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, Ms Gyari
Dolma, the deputy speaker of the TPIE, and Kalon Tsering Phuntsok, Kalon for
the Department of Religion and Culture.
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