His Holiness the Dalai Lama spent the weekend at the Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains MGallery as part of his ‘Ocean of Wisdom’ Retreat and advanced Buddhist teaching program.
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains general manager Bernie Boller welcomed His Holiness before he made his way along the bridge and into the lobby of the resort where he was greeted by a long line of Fairmont Resort staff and attendees.
Boller said, “His Holiness generously greeted and interacted with our staff and guests during his arrival which has left us all feeling very humbled and incredibly lucky.
“We are privileged to have His Holiness stay with us for the duration of his retreat,” he said.
After greeting staff and guests of the hotel, Boller escorted His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a newly-built Grand Luxury Suite, which is part of 12 new rooms and suites that were built at the resort in preparation for the Dalai Lama’s arrival.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama spent the past five days teaching in the Grand Ballroom of the Fairmont Resort.
The resort hosted around 650 attendees for the duration of the retreat, which included Highest Yoga Tantra Initiation sessions and Teachings for serious Buddhist practitioners to progress to the next level of practice.
Today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama took part in a tree planting ceremony at the resort where he blessed a specifically planted Wollemi Pine that will become the focal point for the lobby of the Resorts’ new wellness centre lobby.