Dalai Lama begins preaching session in Dharamshala

ANI, Nov 23, 2006

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh (India) -- Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama began a five-day teaching session in Dharamshala on Wednesday.

Nechung Kutenla, a Tibetan monk, said the teachings are meant for world peace.

"It involves Tibetan Buddhism. The teachings are meant for world peace and it is important to practice these lessons."

Devotees consider the preaching of the Dalai Lama divine.

"These are the highly 'tantric' initiations that you can get and that is why it is so rare.

This is the fastest way and the fastest vehicle for people to attain enlightment of which his holiness Dalai Lama is a bright example," said Gary Scott, a monk.

The teachings have been specially organized at the request of Buddhist's from Mongolia.

Hundreds of Buddhists from across the world have descended here, which is home to the Tibetan's spiritual leader since he fled into exile to India in 1959.