The following article is from the Summer, 1993 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

Following the Kalachakra Initiation in Sikkim last April, His Holiness the Dalai Lama asked people to begin reciting the mantra of Guru Padmasambhava,

Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Padma Siddhi Hum.


Addressing the gathering in Gangtok on April 7, 1993, when the Sikkimese and Tibetan people offered long-life prayers to him, His Holiness asked for 10 billion repetitions of the mantra.

Addressing a group of recent arrivals from Tibet, His Holiness requested them to inform Tibetans inside Tibet of this need to recite the prayers of Guru Rinpoche.

H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books.