In the capital of Kalmykia, and in the country are celebrating the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Dalai lama By tradition, the celebration of the birth of the leader of Buddhists the world, a mentor and teacher of the Kalmyk people of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the country are preparing in advance. Birthday of His Holiness has long been to Kalmyk event, which they considered to be one of the most important holidays. It has become well-established tradition widely celebrate the birth of his spiritual mentor, Master of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

On this day, early in the morning in the courtyard of the central buddhist temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni,” the monks held a ceremony of “Sangso.” In this ritual was attended by the laity, the vows, which they keep clean, consolidated, and those who have been violated by the rite “Sangso” restored. Completed the rite ritual offerings to deities. Wishing you happiness, prosperity, blessing, throwing people into the sky a white gift. Clubs white flour soared up to the pure blue sky, giving people a sense of celebration and relaxation.

On the eve of July 5, the room of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his chambers are located on the fifth level of the central khurul, the monks made a portrait. Solemn service began with a ceremonial removal of a portrait of His Holiness, who greeted people with Hudack and bows. And indeed all was the feeling that their precious Teacher is here, next to them, is present on this solemn holiday service. The abbot of the central khurul Angie Hartshaev with the monks made a mandala offering ritual, which is an expression of the highest respect.

Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni

Ph.D., professor of Venerable Geshe Tenzin lharamba Dugda said: For many centuries in the Kalmyk people are inextricably linked with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. And it is gratifying to note that this relationship grows stronger and develops. Today, we celebrate the birthday of His Holiness, the man known around the world, the spiritual leader of millions of Buddhists, which for many is an example of true love and compassion. Today we turn to our teacher, our guru, our leaders to remain in this world as long as possible.

Today, we all will pray with sincere faith and a pure motivation that the HH in the health and well-being has long remained with us. Congratulations to all the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The importance of the presence on earth a man such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, said attending the church service, guests and representatives of state executive power of the republic.

Head of Administration Head of Kalmykia Basil Byurchiev read testimonial Alexei Orlov. It the head of the Republic of Kalmykia Alexei Orlov, referring to residents and visitors of the region, said that the birthday of a spiritual teacher – an important event.

Vice Prime Minister Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Minister of Education, Science and Culture Larisa Vasilyeva said that, with respect and reverence which are in the country to His Holiness, honoring his earthly incarnation of the Buddha of compassion Avalokiteshvara. This birthday brings the Buddhist world, with best wishes to appeal to His Holiness and the people of Kalmykia.

At a solemn prayer service in honor of the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama attended the City Hall Elista head Nikolai Andreev. It should be noted that due to the city authorities in the capital of the steppe the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has become a great traditional holiday. Each year the Department of Culture Hall of Elista in honor of this day is preparing a big concert, which brings together art masters of the republic, state and national ensembles.

The importance of the presence on the planet of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the man defending the ideals of peace and harmony, filled with great compassion for all living beings, said Chairman of the Republican Society of Friends of Tibet Antonin Kookueva.

– The birthday of His Holiness, – said Antonina Ivanovna – a large and important festival for the Kalmyk people, which is our constant source of inspiration and strength. There is no doubt that the spiritual welfare and prosperity rests on such men as His Holiness.

With great faith and love for his Master throughout the country prayed the Kalmyk people’s health, happiness and long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Kalmyk day for July 6 has become one of the most important holidays, to meet that day arrived in Elista, Buddhists from nearby towns SFD.

Throughout the day, in the central khurul “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni” some activities are replaced by others. This morning in the courtyard of a Buddhist temple opened fountains. It is the birthday of His Holiness had them repaired, and now the deity of wealth, Kubera is washed by jets of cool water to the joy and the kids and adults. Two exhibitions were opened in the central Buddhist temple, dedicated to such a significant day. The photo exhibition “My country – my people” is rare archival photos of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1940 to 1965. A book exhibition “Happy birthday, Your Holiness, the Dalai Lama” is the book of His Holiness, colorful photo albums and books devoted to the life and work of the Dalai Lama. Many of the exhibits – fine editions of photo albums – the gift of shadzhin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche khurul library.

At the conclusion of the prayer service were treated to the laity Kalmyk tea, sweets, bortsokami. Many of the parishioners are not gone after the festive service home, they went into the conference room. At 11:00 in the conference hall was screened cartoon Buddha: The Birth of Legends “- an interesting animated story about the life of Shakyamuni Buddha based on a beautiful poem Edwin Arnold” The Light of Asia “. You will then be shown a documentary film “Sunrise / Sunset.” One day, from dawn to dusk, had the film crew from Russia with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.

Venerable Geshe lharamba Geshe Dugda central library of khurul in 14 hours proceeded to the gift of a comment by average Vajrayogini sadhana.

And at 17.30 here in the library will be a direct translation of the Teachings of His Holiness in Washington and the celebrations of his birthday.

Nina Shaldunova, photo by Konstantin Mamyshev

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