Dalai Lama Arrives in Hiroshima
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Hiroshima airport Tuesday evening to give religious teachings and present a keynote address at the 2006 Hiroshima International Peace Summit beginning Wednesday. The Tibetan leader will be in Hiroshima for 8 days. The 2-day peace summit in Hiroshima will be followed by religious teachings at Daisyoin Temple, situated on the scenic Miyajima Island in Hiroshima prefecture. He will give Buddhist teachings and also lead a consecration ceremony of a Maitreya Buddha statue beginning Friday at Miyajima." (Phayul.com) Prior to his trip to Miyajima Island, "On 1 and 2 November His Holiness the Dalai Lama will participate in the Hiroshima International Peace Summit 2006 to be held at the site, which was devastated by an atom bomb in closing days of the World War II. Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Betty Williams of Northern Ireland will join His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the two-day summit. The theme of the peace summit is ‘think of our future with compassion and humanity’. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will also deliver the keynote address on universal responsibility at the peace symposium. From 4-9 November, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings and initiations. On 10 November His Holiness will leave for Tokyo where he will give a public talk. This visit of His Holiness is being organised by the Phakchen Monastery, one of the main and oldest Buddhist monastery in Hiroshima." (Tibet.net)
Note: I’m leaving for Hiroshima tomorrow morning! Pictures and Video of my trip to follow!