International Forum “Buddhism: Philosophy of non-violence and compassion” will be held in Kalmykia. September 22 to October 2, the main temple of Kalmykia, the only Buddhist republic in Europe, will open its doors to members of the International Forum scale “Buddhism: Philosophy of non-violence and compassion,” which is an initiative of shadzhin Kalmykia Lama Telo Tulku Rinpoche.
Away from Buryatia and Tuva, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Mongolia, Thailand, India and the United States will gather for a round table to discuss the vital problems of modern society, to a thoughtful decision today which calls on Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
That can offer modern society Buddhist philosophy, as articulated 2500 years ago in India? country to adhere to the ideals of tolerance and nonviolence?
How viable nominated by Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhist philosophers for generations supported the idea of nonviolence and compassion in the world today?
How to explain the rising generation, that non-violence and compassion, rather than brute force and ruthlessness eventually turn out to be the most effective means of achieving any goals, both individually and globally?
These and other questions will try to answer the forum in Elista, the co-organizers of which have become central khurul Republic of Kalmykia “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni,” the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the Republic of Kalmykia and Moscow Fund “Save Tibet”.
A keynote address at a forum on September 22, made by the head of the Buddhist Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche, the Bishop of Elista and Kalmykia Zinovy Bishop, head of the Buddhist Center, Professor of the Buryat State University, “Rinpoche Bagsha” Yelo Rinpoche, Dr. of Philosophy Mergen Ulanov and doctor party pilot programs to study meditation Barry Kerzin.
The Forum on September 23, scheduled a seminar for teachers of the discipline “Fundamentals of the Buddhist culture” with the participation of experts from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kalmykia, scientists Keagy Sciences, KSU. Because of Kalmykia was chosen as a pilot region where conducted, and a new discipline, the experience of teachers in secondary schools of the republic, is a tremendous interest, both for the developers of the course, and for educators Buddhist regions: Buryatia, Tuva and Trans. The seminar will be attended by the author of the textbook “Fundamentals of the Buddhist culture,” the rector of Agin Buddhist Academy Babu Lama (Vladimir Chimitdorzhiev) and creator of the Buddhist literature anthologies “Lotus Garden”, PhD Margaret Kozhevnikova.
The forum erection of sand mandala by monks tantric monastery Yamantaka Gyudmed, Buddhist Film Festival movie, “The Dharma without Borders”, an exhibition of artists of Kalmykia “The world of compassion,” a photo exhibition “From Heart to Heart” and an exhibition of books “How to be happy.”
A striking event of the forum would be great tantric rituals involving 32 invited the monks of Tibetan monastery Gyudmed. The official tour of the Tibetan monastery shestisotletnimi traditions supported by the spiritual leader of Russian Buddhists His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV, who gave a personal endorsement of the program prepared for Kalmykia rituals designed to promote spiritual development and well-being of the peoples of a multi-religious Russia. Rituals lead Venerable Yeshe Rinpoche Lodoe shadzhin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche.
Contemplation of Tantric rituals considered auspicious for the purification of negative karma and accumulate positive. According to the Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, “it creates in our minds link with spiritual practices and reveals inherent in our positive potential.”
Tibetan monks, who devoted 15 years of the study of Tantric philosophy and ritual arts, will hold a three-day ritual in Kalmykia Torgyak (puja Lvinolikoy dakini), an extensive ritual of the Goddess Tara, a ritual invocation of prosperity and wealth Yangdrub and other prayers. The monks will also create ritual butter sculptures, which will then be displayed in the prayer hall of the main temple.
The culmination of their intensive three-day program will be a festive ceremony of consecration of the “Golden abode of Buddha Shakyamuni,” the largest Buddhist temple in Russia and Europe.
Erected on the site blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his brief visit to Kalmykia in 2004, “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni” is currently the largest center for the study and dissemination of Buddhist philosophy, based on the principles of nonviolence and compassion.
Monks Gyudmed famous in Buddhist community held a special power of ritual ceremonies. They are regularly invited to conduct rituals of consecration, and the removal of obstacles constructed temples and statues erected. Every two years the monks of the monastery Gyudmed sanctify private rooms of the temple premises and Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV.
Elista, Republic of Kalmykia