Geneva, Switzerland, 12 August 2011 - Hundreds of Tibetans, Mongolians, Swiss and French welcomed His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the newly constructed Sherdurb Choekhorling – a Tibetan BuddhistCentre at Mont Saléve, France.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted by well-wishers on his arrival at Shedurb Choekhorling - A Tibetan Buddhist Center at Mount Saleve, France, on 12 August 2011.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama is speaking at Shedurb Choekhorling - A Tibetan Buddhist Center at Mount Saleve, France, on 12 August 2011. Photo/Manuel Bauer
His Holiness said in spite of lots of materialistic development in the 21 Century, yet number of people who are materially very rich and highly educated were not very happy.
Short sightedness and self-centered attitude with the lack of awareness of the destructive nature of certain emotions (anger, hate and jealousy)were the main creators of unhappiness. He said as human beings we all have the ability to reduce these destructive emotions.
Commenting on the centre’s Shedrub Choekhorling name, His Holiness said Sheba means explanation and knowledge, and Drub means practice. So even a non-believer who has interest about mind or emotion should be able to study to this centre to improve their understanding of the mind and then put it into practice.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama touring the grounds of Shedrub Choekhorling, a Buddhist Centre on Mount Saleve, France, on 12 August 2011. Photo/Manuel Bauer
The Abbot and five monks from Drepung Monastery had especially come fromIndia for the inauguration and consecration of Shedrub Choekhorling.