Robert Thurman’s program in Kalmykia


Central temple Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni Robert Thurman’s program in Kalmykia (the program may change) russian version

April 28
10.00
“I can be happy”
Lecture for students of technical colleges and universities
Temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni”
17.00
Public Lecture “The Philosophy of bodhicitta”
Temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni”

April 29
A trip to Shin-Mer village, (Geshe Wangyal`s motherland)
Meeting with residents Shin-Mer
Visit suburgan (stupa) of Geshe Wangyal
Lecture at the school about basics of Buddhism
The cultural program

April 30 and May 1
Seminar on Guhyasamaja text-based
“Bright Lights Lamp [illuminates] five stages”
(Rim lnga rab tu gsal ba’i sgron me)
Temple”Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni”
Morning session: 9:00 am to 12.00
Afternoon session: 13.00 to 17.00

May 2
10.00 (All program in the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
Meeting with scientists of the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KIGI Sciences)
Lecture “Tibet and Mongolia: spiritual lessons for the whole world”
The Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KIGI Sciences)
17.00
Public Lecture” Is it possible to enlightenment”?
Temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni

May 3
13.00
Lecture for faculty and students at KSU
“Buddhism and Modern Education”
Kalmyk State University
17.00
Public Lecture “The nature of the mind”
Temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni”

May 4
The program in Lagan
* Visit the local temple(khurul )in Lagan
* Meeting with Buddhists
* Lecture “Human`s Values in the Modern World”

May 5
10.00
“Why do we need the Dalai Lama?”
Presentation of the book and meeting with the author.
National Library of the “Amur-Sanan”
14.00
Lecture on Je Tsongkhapa’s text “The essence of elegant sayings”
Temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni”

Spiritual News from Elista, Kalmykia
Translation into English by Dzhirgala Sharapova

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