Dharamsala

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Dharamsala,

town (2001 est. pop. 19,200), Himachal Pradesh, N India. Located on the slopes of the Kangra valley at the edge of Dhauladhar range in the outer Himalayas. Dharamsala is noted as the residence of the Dalai LamaDalai Lama
[Tibetan,=oceanic teacher], title of one of the main leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935–, was installed in 1940.
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. The lower section is a largely Indian market town; the upper section, also known as McLeod Ganj, is a former British hill station and site of the Tibetan government in exile since 1960. The 8th earl of ElginElgin, James Bruce, 8th earl of
, 1811–63, British statesman, son of the 7th earl. He served as governor of Jamaica (1842–46) and in 1847 was appointed governor-general of Canada.
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 is buried in the churchyard of St. John in the Wilderness in Upper Dharamsala.
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FOR MY FIRST YOGA CLASS in the town of McLeod Ganj, four kilometers north of Dharamshala, I walk down crumbling concrete steps.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for whom I have great respect and reverence, has been ensconced safely in the lap of Dhauladhar Range at the Tsuglag Khang Temple in McLeod Ganj for over four decades.
An alert has been issued in Pasrur as the level of water exceeded the optimum level whereas water made its way into the nearby agricultural areas of McLeod Ganj.
Taking off in 2012, DIFF (Dharamshala International Film Festival) is held in McLeod Ganj and brings together for 4 days in October a select menu of international independent cinema, both fiction and documentary, creating an aesthetic cultural space to rival the stunning scenery outside.
Our home for the next week, Chonor House in McLeod Ganj, is a part of Norbulingka, an organisation committed to restoring and preserving the Tibetan way of life.
Meantime, at least four people including two children were killed and two others injured when rooftops of two houses collapsed in McLeod Ganj and Chishtian.
The prayer service was held at Tsuglagkhang, the main Buddhist temple in McLeod Ganj, located in the suburbs of Dharamshala.
At the age of 14, he escaped to India through Nepal, arriving at the Tibetan exile quarters at McLeod Ganj on January 5, 2000.
Forced to flee during the Tibetan uprising of 1959, the 14th Dalai Llama has run the Tibetan government in exile from McLeod Ganj, a suburb of Dharamshala, ever since.
Victoria Camp, a Eugene resident who has spent the past three years in McLeod Ganj, the city in Tibet where the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, makes his home, said she works with the Tibetan government-in-exile, educating foreigners about the reality of Tibet's political and social situation.
I know that little dance and drama school well, set in the village of McLeod Ganj overlooking the main town.
In the summer months, tourists and celebrities flock to the village of McLeod Ganj on a quiet ridge in India's Himalayan foothills in search of a 21st-century Shangri-la.