DHARAMSALA, 11 July: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama reaffirmed to live for at least a decade or two more years as he attended a long-life prayer offering (tenshug) at Tsuglag-khang, the main temple here in Mcleod Ganj on Sunday.
“I can assure you that I will at least live for ten or twenty more years,” the Dalai Lama who just turned 87 last week said as he briefly addressed the congregation after the prayer ceremony and thanked the monks from Gyumed and Gyuto Tantric Colleges for their unwavering dedication.
The Dalai Lama then said that he is healthy and that he is committed to continuing his service for the Buddha dharma, the Tibetan movement and the well-being of all sentient beings.
“You all can feel at ease,” the Dalai Lama concluded.
The octogenarian Tibetan leader has previously spoken about his recurring dreams which indicated that he will live for at least 113 years.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, has already surpassed the first Dalai Lama, Gedun Drupa, the longest-lived Dalai Lama. The first Dalai Lama lived till 83 years of age(1391- 1474).
The long-life offering was offered collectively by monks from Gyumed and Gyuto Tantric Colleges.