Posts Tagged ‘Dharamsala’

Tibet Days Hosted In Kalmyk Republic

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of founding of the Friends of Tibet Society (FTS) in Kalmyk Republic, a variety of public events, such as seminars, lectures and teaching on the Buddhist philosophy and cultural heritage, exhibition, film screening and talks on Tibet were organized recently in Elista, capital of Kalmyk Republic in Russian Federation, reported Central Tibetan Administration (Dharamsala).

The Flame of Truth torch and Tibetan delegation, led by Representative Ngawang Rabgyal and Read the rest of this entry »

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The Chessman Cometh

The Chessman Cometh [ En | Ru ]

An interview with globe-trotting chess promoter, former president, and freelance diplomat Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING. MAY 9, 2012

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov garners an awful lot of press for the president of the World Chess Federation. But he’s not exactly your average chess buff. From 1993 to 2010, he was president of the Russian republic of Kalmykia and became known for his efforts to transform the remote Buddhist region into an international chess mecca as well as for his frank comments about an encounter with aliens he claims to have had in 1997. (He was also widely criticized for his autocratic rule over the impoverished republic.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Ph.D., Harvard University Alexander Berzin visit Kalmykia

Центральный хурул Золотая обитель Будды Шакьямуни April 12 in Elista, at the invitation shadzhin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche arrives Alexander Berzin – known in the world Buddhologist, Tibet, the historian, Ph.D., Harvard University.

Alexander Berzin was born in Paterson, New Jersey, received in 1965 a bachelor’s degree at the Department of Oriental Studies at Rutgers University in cooperation with Princeton University in 1967 – a master’s degree, and in 1972 – a doctorate at the Department of Far Eastern Languages (Chinese) and Sanskrit and Indian Studies at Harvard University. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dalaj Lama leaving politics

Dalaj Lama leaving politics. At Monday, March 14, 2011, Dalaj Lama XIV officially informed the deputies of the Tibetan parliament in exile, the readiness to hand over all powers of the elected Tibetan political leader Kalon trip. Read the rest of this entry »

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Russian Representative Dr. Ngawang Rabgyal visited Kalmykia

Ngawang Rabgyal His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Russian Representative Dr. Ngawang Rabgyal visited Elista city, capital of Republic of Kalmykia from 21 to 24th May, reported Central Tibetan Administration (Dharamsala). His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Russian Representative Dr. Ngawang Rabgyal was invited as a guest on the occasion of 400th anniversary of Kalmykia becoming a part of Russian Federation.

On 21 May, the Chairwoman and Vice-Chair of Friends of Tibet Society received Dr. Ngawang Rabgyal with a luncheon meeting where they briefed him about their activities for the cause of Tibet and Tibetans. Read the rest of this entry »

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His Holiness Dalai Lama Receives Kalmykia’s Highest Award

Dalai lama November 30, 2006. Interfax. The Buddhist spiritual leader, His Holiness Dalai Lama, has been presented with a White Lotus order, the highest award in Russia’s republic of Kalmykia, “for his outstanding merits and considerable contribution to the spiritual revival and prosperity of the republic,” the Kalmykia president’s press service Read the rest of this entry »

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President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Dalai Lama XIV in Dharamsala (Dharmasala)

In 2002 President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Dalai Lama XIV in Dharamsala (Dharmasala) to deliver in invitation to the Teacher to visit Kalmykia in September 2002, reported Kalmyk NewsPaper.

During his visits the President of the Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov informed Dalai Lama XIV about the spiritual and social-economic programs Read the rest of this entry »

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