The state of Himachal Pradesh, in the north of India, shares its international borders with Tibet/China in the east. There are few scarcely populated pockets in the western Himalayas from where Buddhism prospered down in the whole Indian-sub-continent. Thought the deep roots of Buddhism dates back to 531 BC, when Siddhartha Gautama got enlightenment.
886 AD witnessed civil war in Tibet and forced Buddhist into exile in Laddakh, Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur. Since then, the deep valleys in the Himalayas, with the highest mountain system of the world echoed with ‘Om Mane Padme Hum’.
Spiti valley is dotted with monasteries like Tabo, enfolding 1013 glorious years of its existence. Dhankar, Lha-Lun, Tangyud (Komic), Kye, Kza, Kungri and Mud are the other noteworthy seats of Buddhist learning in the Himalayan region, where time seems to be mediating with the sacred mountains since ages.
This month from 9th July 2009 to 15th July 2009, His Holiness Dalai Lama will be on the tour of Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh.
You all are cordially invited to be a part of this meditative meet in the Himal