The week began with a visit of jangtse Rinpoche from Mundgod. He travelled all way from Mundgod to Bangalore to teach Buddhism as a homage to pay gratitude to His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Rinpoche introduced, ‘four noble truths’ and ‘tawa kartak ki chagya’. The program had a very special relevance here. The teaching was for almost four hours with question and answer sessions. The students raised number of questions and he answered all with clarity. The program was greatly enjoyed by everyone here. The first day of the week was blessed with the teachings by one of important Rinpoches.
The Second set of Shanrim also began from Monday, May 9, 2016. These are special prayers wishing His Holiness long life.The college campus is divided into three parts, the staffs gather in hall and all students in their two respective hostels. Staff members gather from 6:00 -7:00pm whereas students gather on 8:30-9:30. In the boys hostel, Tibetan butter tea is served during prayer time.
On Wednesday,11th May 2016, sangsol of the month was organised. More students took part in this sangsol as it is the Holy month of Saka Dawa.
During the weekend , all the third year students went on education trip to Auroville. It was big group comprising of about 75 people. Two busses were hired for this trip. The exposure to the sand and sea and seeing the sunset over the sea was a truly new experience to many specially for those coming from the mountains of Tibet and Leh. The visit to Auroville was another eye opener. Finally, those at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture at Auroville made us feel proud as a Tibetan.
Reported by Lobsang Norbu (Ist year – Journalism.)