HH Dalai Lama visits Sufi Muslims - a video on interfaith initiative
Worldwide spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, HH Dalai Lama visited the remote village of Turtuk, a Sufi Muslim community, on the border of Pakistan, India and Tibet. There he gave an offer of education to children in the village.
HH Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of all Tibetan speaking communities adhering to different religions. He is respected equally in Ladakh, Baltistan, Bhutan, Sikkim, Mongolia, Arunachal Pradesh and Nepal. The Muslims of Tibet and Tibetan origin regard him as their leader just like Buddhists and Bonpa.
The link to the video below highlights visit of his Holiness the Dalai Lama to Turtuk, a Balti village in Ladakh, where he met the Sufi Muslim Nurbaxshi community. The Sufis of Turtuk gave im a great reception. They extended full support to his cause of bringing peace at global level.
During his visit to Turtuk, HH Dalai Lama made an offer of education for some children from the village. The offer was for ten children; the village elders met and asked for places for 15 children. HH Dalai Lama gave 20 places!
Few months later, twenty Balti children left for Leh to join one of the Tibetan schools where they also learnt Balti language and script. A great depiction of interfaith initiative.
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