Hunsur: The opening ceremony of the 6th intensive course for 6 months on Tibetan language and Buddhist Philosophy for Tibetan youth was held in Gyudmey Snowland School, Hunsur on 1 July.
The opening ceremony was attended by Gyumed Monastery’s Khen Rinpoche Geshe Wangdue, Hunsur settlement officer Thupten Tsering, representative of Department of Culture and Religion Dawa and esteemed teachers of School of Snowland Tibetan Studies.
“This is so far the highest number of students who have come here for this course and I think this is the fruit we bear from the past,” said Dawa.
There were a total number of 28 applicants whereas 21 have been able to come for the course.
The six-month course, from July to December, primarily focus on basic Tibetan grammar, Tibetan religious history, Buddhist dialectics, Buddhist philosophy, etc.
The Snowland school for Tibetan studies was formally inaugurated on 7 December 2011. It was established after His His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recommendation during his visit to Gyudmey monastery in 2007, to begin a school specially designed to meet the needs of students wishing to study Buddhism and Tibetan culture in India.
This program is organized by the Department of Religion and Culture in collaboration with the School of Snowland Tibetan Studies, Gyudmed Monastery based in Hunsur.
-Filed by the Department of Religion and Culture