His Holiness the Dalai Lama spent some days in the area imparting teachings and empowerments and graced both the Sakya Centre and the Sakya Nunnery with His presence. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was received by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin and His family, as well as by H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, H.E. Thartse Rinpoche and H.E. Khangsar Shabdrung Rinpoche.
Earlier in the month, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa also bestowed initiations and teachings in the area and visited both the Sakya Nunnery and the Sakya Centre, where he met with His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, His family and H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche.