Venerable Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche visited Russian Federation and Republic of Kalmykia

Samdhong Rinpoche Venerable Prof. Samdhong visit Russian Federation, Republic of Kalmykia and Buryat Republic, reported Central Tibetan Administration (Dharamsala).

Former Kalon Tripa Venerable Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche visited Elista, the capital of Kalmyk Republic, from 3-6 June at the invitation extended by Shadjin (Head) Lama of Kalmykia and President of Kalmyk Buddhist Union, Rev. Telo Tulku Rinpoche, and former Prime Minster of Kalmyk Republic, Mr.Vladimir Sengleev, reported Central Tibetan Administration. He was warmly received at airport by Kalmyk Buddhists, Tibetans and members of Tibet Support Group. Ven. S. Rinpoche visited the main temple of Kalmykia “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni” and had meeting with resident monks headed by Rev. Telo Tulku Rinpoche.

Venerable Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche was warmly received by President of Republic of Kalmykia and Culture Minister of Kalmyk Republic.

Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche gave public teachings on “Commentary on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend” in the main temple hall on two evenings. He had meeting with members of Tibet Support Group, which is legally registered as Friends of Tibet Society.

Buddhism is recognised in Republic of Kalmykia as one of the four state religions along with Russian Orthodox Church, Islam and Judaism.

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