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Head of the Republic of Kalmykia met with the State Oracle of Tibet

State Oracle of Tibet Head of the Republic of Kalmykia Alexey Orlov met with the State Oracle of Tibet, reported KalmykiaNews [ De | Es | It ]

Today at the Elista Airport, the Head of Kalmykia, Alexei Orlov, met with the State Oracle of Tibet, the Honorable Tubten Ngodup, who arrived in Kalmykia with a pastoral visit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalmyks

The Kalmyks, the only Buddhist people in Europe, are the farthest north-western believers in Buddha. After fifty years of persecution of their traditional religious faith, as a result of the process of democratisation started in the country in the mid 80s of the 20th c., they had an oppotunity to regain their spiritual world which had developed for nearly eight hundred years under the influence of Buddhist teaching. People of different generations turn to their traditional faith, rite and deities.
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Program of the International scientific seminar “Buddhist Tradition: from the East to the West”

Kalmykia Program of the International scientific seminar “Buddhist Tradition: from the East to the West”

May 2, 2012. Elista, Kalmykia Republic.

Beginning at 11.00 a.m.
Venue: Conference hall of the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KIH RAS)

11.00–11.10 Opening
Ochirova Nina Garyaevna, Director of the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KIH RAS), PhD
11.10–12.30 Report of Professor of the Colombian University Robert 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 the Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of the Russian Academy of Sciences (KIH RAS) Read the rest of this entry »

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