Dharamshala: The seventh intensive course on Tibetan language and Buddhist Philosophy for Tibetan youth at Gyudmey Snowland School, Hunsur concluded successfully on 28 February.
The Department of Religion and Culture jointly organises the workshop with the Gyudmey monastery based in Hunsur Tibetan settlement. This is the 7th in the series.
Dignitaries at the closing ceremony included Khen Rinpoche Jetsun Tenzin Sangpo of Gyudmey Monastery, Members of 16th Tibetan Parliament Migyur Dorjee and Tsering Youdon, Representative of Dept. of Religion and Culture and Settlement Officer Thupten Tsering.
They each echoed the significance of the training in the larger efforts towards the preservation of Tibet’s religious and cultural heritage as envisioned by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The six-month curriculum helps acquaint Tibetan youth with the Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, the five major treatises and Tibetan grammar, prose and poetry as well.
The Snowland school for Tibetan studies was formally inaugurated on 7 December 2011. It was established after His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recommendation during his visit to Gyudmed monastery in 2007, to begin a school specially designed to meet the needs of students wishing to study Buddhism and Tibetan culture in India, according to the School’s official website.