April 26, 2012
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi

Moscow, 25 April:   Prof. Robert Thurman, scholar, writer, philosopher, Lotsawa (translator) ,Buddhist teacher and President of New York-based Tibet House, is currently visiting Russian Federation to give a series of talks on Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s view and vision and the Tibet issue.
In Moscow on 24th April,Prof. Thurman presented the Russian edition of his book ‘ WHY THE DALAI LAMA MATTERS: HIS ACT OF TRUTH AS THE SOLUTION FOR CHINA, TIBET AND THE WORLD’, which was organized at conference hall of Radisson Hotel. The event was jointly organized by Moscow-based Save Tibet Foundation and Tibet Culture and Information Center, the official agency of Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala.
Prof. Thurman  presented his five-point plan that will enable China to win the respect of the entire world by allowing Tibet to regain its cultural, economic, social and political autonomy. He spoke how His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s tireless work is the harbinger of peace for the world yet to come and essential for the survival of humanity.
Representative Dr Nawang Rabgyal, speaking at the event,  introduced Prof. Thurman as a great admirer and supporter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the supporter of the truth and justice, and the champion of the preservation of  Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage. It was followed by speech of Rev. Telo Tulku Rinpoche, Shajin Lama (Head) of Kalmyk Buddhist Temple, who spoke about the importance of the said book in the 21st century and Prof. Thurman’s big contribution in the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.  
The Russian translation of the said book was done by Ms. Natasha Inozemtseva and edited by Ms. Julia Jironkina and published by Save Tibet  Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the living culture of Tibet. Several dozens of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s books are now available in Russian language. The cultural and spiritual contact and connection between peoples of Tibet and Russia goes back to 17th century, when the Buddhism began to spread in the territory of Russia.
(For details, please visit www.savetibet.ru

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