Posts Tagged ‘Columbia University’

Geshe Wangyal

Geshe Wangyal Ngawang Wangyal [ De ]
(Wylie: Ngag-dbang Dbang-rgyal) (c. 1901-1983), popularly known as “Geshe Wangyal,” was a Buddhist priest and scholar of Kalmyk origin who was born in the Astrakhan province in southeast Russia sometime in 1901.

Geshe Wangyal was the youngest of four children and had chosen at age six to enter the monastery as a novice monk. After the Russian Civil War, Geshe Wangyal went to Lhasa, Tibet, where he studied at the Gomang College of Drepung Monastic University in Lhasa until 1935 when he decided to return to his homeland to obtain financial support to complete his studies. Read the rest of this entry »

Professor of Columbian University Robert Thurman goes to Kalmykia

Ума Турман In April 2012 professor of Columbian University – Robert Thurman planning to visit Elista, the capital of Kalmykia.The spiritual pilgrimage – as Robert Thurman describes his journey to Kalmykia.

Robert Thurman is father of Uma Thurman, famous Hollywood`s star. He was invited to Elista by the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia – Telo Tulku Rinpoche.

Robert Thurman is disciple Read the rest of this entry »