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His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrapped up his latest European visit on June 28 after five days in Italy. His Holiness taught for three days in Milan, concluding with an Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) empowerment offered to a stadium of 10,000 people, including many representatives from different religions. Fabrizio Pallotti, who served for many years as Ribur Rinpoche’s interpreter and is a familiar name at many FPMT centers, provided interpretation for His Holiness in Milan.
While in Italy, His Holiness also toured Mirandola, a city in Northern Italy struck by a powerful earthquake in May, killing 17 people, injuring 200 and leaving 14,000 homeless, according to DalaiLama.com. His Holiness also visited Matera in Southern Italy at the invitation of his friend and fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, Betty Williams, who is doing humanitarian work there.
His Holiness now returns to India, where he will teach in Leh (Ladakh) in July and August and Dharamsala for the rest of the year.
For more news on His Holiness the Dalai Lama, visit DalaiLama.com. Photographer Piero Sirianni, whose images regularly grace the pages of Mandala, has shared many beautiful photos of His Holiness in Italy on his Facebook page.
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