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International Forum “Buddhism: Philosophy of non-violence and compassion” will be held in Kalmykia

Central khurul Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni International Forum “Buddhism: Philosophy of non-violence and compassion” will be held in Kalmykia. September 22 to October 2, the main temple of Kalmykia, the only Buddhist republic in Europe, will open its doors to members of the International Forum scale “Buddhism: Philosophy of non-violence and compassion,” which is an initiative of shadzhin Kalmykia Lama Telo Tulku Rinpoche.

Away from Buryatia and Tuva, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Mongolia, Thailand, India and the United States will gather for a round table to discuss the vital problems of modern society, to a thoughtful decision today which calls on Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Read the rest of this entry »

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Meeting of the Goose Specialist Group

13th meeting of the Goose Specialist Group

From Thursday 24 March to Tuesday 29 March 2011 the 13th meeting of the Goose Specialist Group of the IUCN-SSC was held in conjunction with the 4th meeting of the Russian Goose, Swan and Duck Study Group (GSDSG) of northern Eurasia in Elista, Kalmykia (Russian Federation).

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Richard Gere Gets Blessed By Dalai Lama

Richard Gere Gets Blessed By Dalai Lama. Richard Gere received blessings from the Dalai Lama at Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya on Friday. An AP photographer was there and according to the AP’s caption, it happened at Mahabodhi temple and “Bodh Gaya is the town where Prince Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment after intense meditation and became the Buddha.” Read the rest of this entry »

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In Elista was opened photo exhibition “The Many Faces of Buddha”

Buddha Shakyamuni Photo exhibition [ De | Es ]

In the Central Kalmyk Temple in Elista, capital of Kalmykia, was opened photo exhibition of Rostov photographer Roman Anoschenko “The Many Faces of Buddha”.

The exhibition of photographer Roman Anoschenko “The Many Faces of Buddha” includes photos taken by the author during his pilgrimages to Buddhist countries – India, Thailand, Nepal, Burma, Sri Lanka, China. 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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President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Ashoka and Mahatma Gandhi

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Ashoka and Mahatma Gandhi

Three centuries prior to the birth of Christ the great Indian king Ashoka defeated his enemy. However, the terrible slaughter which had preceded victory radically changed Ashoka’s attitudes. From that time on, he renounced war and begun to blaze a trail of peace. Ashoka’s words – in which the king tells of his repentance and loathing of war – were carved in stone and metal for the edification of future generations of his people. “The only victory”, he wrote, “is one over oneself and the winning of people’s hearts by means of law, duty and piety.”

He concluded peace agreements with both his neighbors and more remote kingdoms, following the fundamental tenet of Buddhist teaching: non-violence, non coercion and religious tolerance. All over the country hospitals and gardens blossomed, along with a network of wells and roads. In the 3rd century B.C. King Ashoka founded Read the rest of this entry »

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