Dharamshala: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Department of Religion and Culture, CTA attended the first graduation ceremony of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) on Buddhist Philosophy.
The Buddhist course is for six-year, in which the first three-year program is on Uma and Pharchin. Next three years is on Five Great Treaties of Buddhism.
Geshe Lhakdor, Director of LTWA gave welcome speech and briefly elucidated on the aims and objective of the specific course.
Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok conferred certificates to the seven graduating students on Uma and Pharchin. The students are from various countries.
Congratulating the outgoing students, Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok urged them to work towards fulfilment of the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and raised concern over degenerating moral values in societies.
Kalon said, “The greatest result in our exile to India is the preservation of rich religion and culture of Tibet”. He emphasised on studying with in-depth knowledge rather than surface level.
Addressing the gathering, Kalon recalled His Holiness’ lifelong legacy and enlightened the audience on the four main commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Specifically, he highlighted the importance of the Tibetan language as it is the root of Tibet’s rich culture. He quotes His Holiness’ statement that the Tibetan language is nearest to Sanskrit.
Before the ceremony wrapped up, each student was called up to deliver remarks.