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What is the best way to see the Dalai Lama in India?

The Dalai Lamas home in India is at Dharamsala . From Delhi you can travel by train for twelve hours followed by a three hour taxi ride, or travel by bus for a less comfortable journey of a similar length. There is also a small airport about 18 kilometer from Dharamsala. There is plenty of information about accommodation and facilities at http://www.123himachal.com/dasaguide.htm

The important bit is that you want to go and see His Holiness in
person. He gives *teachings* which are public sessions listed at
http://www.tibet.com/teachings.html . It seems that the next public annual Teaching at Dharamsala will be in the second half of March this year although travelers are warned that this is subject to change and they should check before setting out. There is a wonderfully practical tip for spiritual seekers. *When His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives public teachings in India you would be well advised to bring: a cushion, an FM radio to listen to
simultaneous  English translation of teaching  , a cup, and a sunhat and given the security checks that take place, as little else as possible.* It may be worth noting that this *teaching* would be soon after 10 March which is Tibetan Uprising Day.

If you want to apply for a public audience or shared visit to the
Dalai Lama you can do so once you are there at the Branch Security Office near the Hotel Tibet. A private visit involves applying in writing many months in advance to His Holiness? Secretary.

Contact details are Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, P.O. Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala Distt. Kangra Himachal Pradesh, India Tel:0091-1892-221343/221210,


e-mail: ohhdl@vsnl.com

I do hope this will help you achieve your wish to see the Dalai Lama in India. You will find the website at