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Exile Tibetan monastic delegates meet to reaffirm harmony

Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay addressing the first seminar of four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon tradition at Gyuto monastery near Dharamshala, 1 March 2015. ( Photo courtesy/ Jamyang Tsering/ DIIR)
Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay addressing the first seminar of four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon tradition at Gyuto monastery near Dharamshala, 1 March 2015. ( Photo courtesy/ Jamyang Tsering/ DIIR)

(TibetanReview.net, Mar04, 2015) – “Over 127” monks and nuns belonging to monasteries of the four officially recognized schools of Tibetan Buddhism and the pre-Buddhist Tibetan religion Bon took part in a three-day seminar at Dharmashala, India, beginning Mar 1. The seminar, described as the first of its kind, was organized by the Department of Religion and Culture of the exile Tibetan administration at Dharmshala.

The aim of the seminar, said the exile administration on its Tibet.net website Mar 2, was to foster the preservation and progression of Tibetan Buddhism and to affirm harmonious relations between the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion.

Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche speaking during the inaugural session of the seminar. (Photo courtesy: DIIR/tibet.net)
Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche speaking during the inaugural session of the seminar. (Photo courtesy: DIIR/tibet.net)

Those who addressed the seminar on its opening day included the head of the exile Tibetan administration Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, former Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, and deputy speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Khenpo Sonam Tenphel.

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