Dalai Lama Consecrates Ancient Temple in Japan

The Dalai Lama consecrated a statue of Maitreya Buddha in 1200-year-old Daisyoin temple in Miyajima, Japan. According to Mr. Chope Paljor Tsering the Representative of the Dalai Lama in Japan. At temple over 1000 devotees, Dalai Lama said although there are different faiths, compassion is a universal religion. He said Japanese people have the talent and material wealth to help the poor in developing nations. Underlining Japan’s ability to contribute to world peace, he urged for the creation of peace corps of schoolchildren so that they could be sent all over the world spreading message of peace and non-violence. The Dalai Lama will give teachings at this temple until 8 November

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