Tibet Foundation

Tulkus in the Contemporary Tibetan Society

Jun 24, 2005 at 7:00 PM

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A Panel Discussion Tulkus are reincarnated Lamas. The

A Panel Discussion Tulkus are reincarnated Lamas. The tradition of Tulkus was first introduced in Tibet by the 1st Karmapa, head of the Kagyud tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, in the 13th century. In Tibetan society, the Tulkus are highly respected and the Tibetan people place deep faith in them. In Tibetan history, the contributions made by the Tulkus are phenomenal. A panel of scholars will discuss on the roles and significance of Tulkus in the Contemporary Tibetan Society. Panellists include: Geshe Pema Dorjee, Director of the Bodong Research and Publication Center in Dharamsala, India. Geshe Pema Dorjee was a former Director at the Tibetan Children's Village (TCV) Dharamsala and a former Principal at the Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies, near Dharamsala. Geshe Dorjee, who is currently leading a research on the Bodong tradition, will speak on the basic concepts and roles of Tulkus in Tibetan Buddhism. Dr. Dawa Cairen, an Associate Professor at the China Tibetology Centre in Beijing, China. Prof. Cairen received his Ph.D. on Living Buddhas in contemporary Tibet: Believers' Identifications, Political Roles and Social Influence from the Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong. Prof. Cairen will speak on the Contemporary Viewpoints on Tulkus in the Tibetan Society. Entry: Suggested Donation £5.00 Please book your place in advance.

Venue:

Name :
Tibet Foundation Office (Old!)
Address:
2. St. James's Market, London, SW1Y 4SB, United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org

Organiser:

Name :
Tibet Foundation
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org