Taipei: The Office of Tibet(OoT) in Taiwan and its new Buddhist teacher Ven Geshe Tenzin Namdrol decided to change the curriculum structure of the Buddhist class affiliated with the OoT after discussing the issue over 10 days.
Following his first day at the office on 1 August 2022, the new Buddhist teacher discussed the need to change in curriculum structure with Representative Kelsang Gyaltsen Bawa and eventually decided to establish three classes; intermediate Buddhist class, Buddhist class for beginners and Tibetan language class.
On 11 August, the office announced the opening of the Buddhist class, to which 264 registered for the language class while the other 267 and 166 registered for the beginner and intermediate classes.
The new Buddhist teacher started tutoring intermediate class on 13 August with an attendance of around 20 students. Due to the small classroom, which holds only 40 students, coupled with the ongoing pandemic crisis in Taiwan, more than 80 students have virtually attended the class where the new Buddhist teacher recalled His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to the Buddhist class of the office. He further urged the students to work hard in studying and practising Buddhism before kicking off the two-hour lecture.
Ven Geshe Tenzin Namdrol, who excelled in the Chinese language, would also initiate teaching Paramita every Saturday and Pramana every Thursday from 25 August. Similarly, from 7 September, Ven Geshe Tenzin Namdrol will begin teaching Tibetan language on every Wednesday.
After every three months, the students will be promoted to the next class.
-Report filed by Office of Tibet, Taiwan