Bodh Gaya: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and the Chief Resilience Officer Kaydor Aukatsang, Central Tibetan Administration, who arrived here in Bodh Gaya on an official tour, paid visits to the head lamas at ongoing Nyingma Monlam and Kagyu Monlam on Sunday.
The annual Nyingma Monlam Chenmo also called the World Peace Ceremony is a sacred festival held yearly from the 1st to the 10th day of 12th month of the Tibetan Calendar. This year marks the 31st Nyingma Monlam Chenmo, attended by over ten thousand faithful devotees from all over the world including monks, nuns and yogis from about 242 monasteries.
The Kagyu Monlam is also a major international prayer festival held annually in Bodhgaya, India, one of the most sacred sites for Buddhists worldwide. Thousands of people gather together in order to listen to Buddhist teachings and to pray for peace and harmony on earth and the well-being and happiness of all the world. This year marks the 37th Kagyu Monlam Festival.