A Buddhist delegation from India led by His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, Djigme Padma Aungchen, paid tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap at his final resting place in Quang Trach district, the central province of Quang Binh on May 12.

The delegation also visited Thien Duong cave - one of the most beautiful grottos in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

During the visit, the 12 th Gyalwang Drukpa offered public teachings to local Buddhist monks, nuns and followers, and released doves to pray for peace and freedom.

The 12 th Gyalwang Drukpa and his entourage hosted a requiem for martyrs and disaster victims at the Ba Doc cemetery, Bo Trach district.

Earlier on May 11, the delegation had a meeting with the province’s key officials.

Gyalwang Drukpa is the honorific title of the head of the Drukpa School, one of the independent Sarma (new) Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Djigme Padma Aungchen is the twelfth and present incarnation of the Drukpa lineage.

He first visited Vietnam in 2007.-VNA