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The Dalai Lama intends at the end of the year to resume the Buddhist teachings in India

The Dalai Lama, who is on February, at the quarantine in pandemic coronavirus, has said it is ready to resume teaching for the followers of Buddhism in face-to-face format at the end of this year in India.

"With regard to the pandemic at the end of this year or early next, the situation must change. I would really like again (to conduct the exercise - ed.) in Sugakane, the main temple (Dharamsala), and at the end of this year I'm determined to go to Bodhgaya and to teach the doctrines of there," said the Dalai Lama during an online exercise, conducted at the request of Indian Buddhists.

Premiere of the film "Dalai Lama – the scientist" will be held on the day of his anniversary

The online premiere of the documentary "Dalai Lama – the scientist" will be held on the day of the 85th anniversary of the world famous Buddhist spiritual leader (July 6) in Russian on the official site of Fund of assistance to preservation of cultural and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism "Save Tibet" (savetibet.ru), twice at 14.00 GMT and 19.00 GMT, told RIA Novosti in the Fund.

"For more than 30 years I work very closely with Western scholars. Now, when I think about myself, I sometimes think that a Buddhist monk I only half. Half I am a scientist," admits Sam, Dalai Lama XIV, Tenzin Gyatso.

The Dalai Lama promised to live up to 113 years

Honorary representative of the Dalai Lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso in Russia, Mongolia and CIS countries, the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Republic of telo Tulku Rinpoche announced that the Buddhist leader, who on Monday will celebrate 85-year anniversary, promised to live up to 113 years.

"Dear friends! This year, July 6, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will turn 85. This is a very long career, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a promise to be with us, to 113 years," the letter says Rinpoche on the occasion of the anniversary of the spiritual leader of Buddhists, the text of which came on Saturday in RIA Novosti.

The carnage at the border. Why is the military of India and China converged hand to hand

New Delhi and Beijing took military after the conflict in the Ladakh valley. There was the most serious in half a century clash: guards clashed hand to hand, beating each other with stones and sticks. The incident exacerbated already tense relations between two nuclear powers. As India and China teetering in the mountains between peace and war — versed RIA Novosti.

Indian army soldiers do not go on leave, the armed forces on the border with China are in high alert. A skirmish occurred on the evening of 15 June in the Himalayas, in the Ladakh valley.

Morgulov discussed with the Ambassador of India to the situation on the line of control in the Himalayas

Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov discussed with the Ambassador of India in Moscow Venkatesam by Varma the situation on the line of actual control in the Himalayas, said the foreign Ministry.

"At the initiative of the Indian side had a telephone conversation with Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Morgulov with the extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic India in the Russian Federation Venkatesam a Varma", - stated in the message.

Scientists have discovered why some mountains are higher than others

A new study by German scientists shows that the height of the largest mountain ranges such as the Andes or the Himalayas, is not determined by the ratio of the speeds of rise and erosion, as previously thought, and tectonic forces holding the mountain at a certain level. The results were published in the journal Nature.

The highest mountain chains on Earth occur along the convergent boundaries of lithospheric plates. On such boundaries one of the plates is indented under another into the mantle of the Earth. This process is called subduction. Over millions of years of interaction in the collision point of the slabs of the mountains rise.