Former Kalons Compare Notes on Future Course of Action
Monday, 5 September 2005, 14:40
Dharamshala: A conclave of former Kalon Tripas and Kalons was called here Saturday last.
Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche presided over the conclave, the third during his administration.
The day-long conclave provides a forum for former Kalon Tripas and Kalons to compare notes on the works of the Central Tibetan Administration and brainstorm on the future course of action.
“The discussions in this meeting were very candid and comprehensive”, Kalon Tripa is reported as having said at the conclusion of the meeting.
He also expressed his appreciation that so many former Kalons were able to attend this meeting.
Former Kalon Tripas present at the conclave were Juchen Thubten Namgyal, Gyalo Thondup and Sonam Topgyal.
Former Kalons present were Sadu Rinchen Dhondup, Tenzin Gyeche Tethong, Lobsang Dhargyal, Shawo Lobsang Dargyal, Alak Jigme Lhundup, Gyari Lodi Gyaltsen, Rinchen Khando, Dongak Tenzin and Tempa Tsering.
Those unable to attend include former Kalons, Kirti Rinpoche, Soepa Gyatso and Tashi Wangdi (who is presently the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for North America).