Tibetans Urged To Abstain from Drinking, Gambling – RFA

mm_monk.jpgFrom Radio Free (photo: a Tibetan monk, via omf.org.hk):

Leading Tibetan Buddhist religious meeting in India have urged to give up vices they say are common in the Himalayan region, including drinking and .

The leaders, meeting in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala where the Tibetan government-in-exile is based, cited alcohol , gambling, fighting and smoking as the worst habits of Tibetans.

“Alcohol is considered to be the root cause of sorrow,” Trushu Rinpoche, a well-known teacher in the Nyinma Buddhist , told RFA’s Tibetan service. [Full Text]

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