Dharamsala, April 3
A series of Kalachakra commentary manuals, authored by Tibetan scholar Sherab Dhargye, was launched on Saturday evening at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) by Sikyong Penpa Tsering. Also present on the occasion were Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Khenpo Sonam, Tenphel Kirti Rinpoche, Jado Tulku Rinpoche and Secretary Lobsang Jinpa of the Dalai Lama’s office in Tsuglagkhang.
Important role played by the Dalai Lama
Even with all the responsibilities assumed at the tender age of 16, the Dalai Lama’s contribution to reviving various sects of Tibetan Buddhism and the process of democratizing Tibetan politics is paramount. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker, Tibetan Government in Exile
Following the substantive introduction to author Sherab Dhargye’s nine-volume book series, Jado Tulku Rinpoche explained the origin of the Kalachakra initiation and its significance, not only from a Buddhist perspective, but as a crucial entity of Tibet’s unique culture and religion. . Rinpoche appreciated the author, adding that the books offered a substantial addition in depicting Tibet‘s ancient knowledge system.
Secretary Lobsang Jinpa commended the books for outstandingly reporting the details of events involving the Dalai Lama’s assumption of religious and political responsibility at the tender age of 16, his arrival in exile, his contributions, and his legacies in exile.
President Khenpo Sonam Tenphel explained in his address the importance of the immaculately preserved and protected lineage of the Kalachakra with its direct transmission from the Dalai Lama.
“Even with all the responsibilities assumed at the tender age of 16, the Dalai Lama’s contribution to the revival of various sects of Tibetan Buddhism and the process of democratizing Tibetan politics is paramount.
The middle way policy proposed by the Dalai Lama and adopted by the Tibetan Parliament in Exile has paved the way for opening a dialogue with the Chinese counterpart on the issue of Tibet,” he said.