Program of Visit of Professor R. A. F. Thurman to the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Central khurul Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni Program of Visit of Professor R. A. F. Thurman to the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2012.

I. Meeting and acquaintance of Professor R. A. F. Thurman with activity of the KIH RAS

9.30 – 9.45 Meeting of the Professor R. A. F. Thurman.
Welcome ceremony

9.45 – 10.45 Acquaintance with the Institute.
Visiting scientific library, scientific archive (exhibition of old written monuments).
Excursion to the Traditional Culture Museum named after Zaya pandita

10.45 – 11.00 Visiting the exhibition «Buddhist Painting of Kalmykia: Traditions and Modern Art» (a collection from the funds of the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KIH RAS); works of the National artist of the Republic of Kalmykia A. M. Povayev)

II. International scientific seminar “Buddhist Tradition: from the East to the West”

11.00 – 11.10 Opening of the Seminar (Ochirova Nina Garyaevna, Director of the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences, PhD)

11.10 – 12.30 Report of Professor R. A. F. Thurman «Tibet and Mongolia: Spiritual Lessons for the Whole World»
12.30 – 12.40 Discussion
12.40 – 13.00 Presentations of scientists of KIH RAS
13.00 –14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.20 Presentations of scientists of KIH RAS. Discussions.
16.20 – 16.30 Closing of the Seminar.
17.00 Departure of Professor R. A. F. Thurman

The Kalmyk Institute for Humanities
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Elista, Kalmykia Republic

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