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Dalai Lama joins Drepung Mongols’ New Year celebrations

(TibetanReview.net, Feb06, 2011)  The Dalai Lama on Feb 3 joined some 300 Mongolian students and devotees at Drepung Gomang Monastery at the Doeguling Tibetan settlement at Mundgod town, Karnataka state, for their traditional New Year celebrations, joined by Mongolia’s Foreign Minister Mr Voroshilov Enkhbold. The Tibetan leader recalled his first visit to Mongolia in 1979 and said both it and Tibet were carrying forward the pure form of the Nalanda tradition of Buddhism, reported the exile Tibetan government-run Tibet.net Feb 4.

The Dalai Lama was reported to have referred to hundreds of years of a unique historical bond between Tibet and Mongolia.

He had underlined the importance of applying Buddhist science of logic in the teaching methodology in schools. He has said exile Tibetans were in the process of using dialectics to teach subjects like science and mathematics and hoped its success will be a beneficial example for Mongolia too.

Around 230 Mongolian monk-students presently reside at Doeguling Tibetan settlement in Mundgod, with most of them belonging to Drepung Gomang Monastery’s Samlo Khangtsen, a sort of hostel section.

The Dalai Lama is at Mundgod to give religious teachings and empowerments and to be offered a long-life prayer at Drepung and Gaden monasteries from Feb 1 to 6.
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