Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama portrait painting by Peter Engels.

The literal translation of ‘Dalai Lama’ is ‘Ocean Teacher’. That is why Peter Engels painted this portrait ON the ocean.

The Dalai Lama has visited Belgium several times. Last time he visited the Yeunten Ling Institute in Huy, Belgium. The retreat centre was founded in 1983 by the Venerable Lama Orgyen. The institute is a Kagyu centre which has roots in the Sonada Monastery in Darjeeling, India and is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist centers in Europe.

The Dalai Lama expressed his belief that wherever Tibetans may find themselves in the World they must never forget that their ”Blood, flesh and bones come from Tibet” and that the cause of Tibet is one based on truth and justice. He also explained that Tibetans in exile must keep their language alive not just for reasons of their own personal identity, but also because the most comprehensive teachings of the Buddhist canon are in Tibetan and so therefore of tremendous value to all…

ArtistPeter EngelsMediumAcrylic on canvasSize (W x H) 60 x 80 cm

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