Guest Lecture: Prof Michael von Bruck Speaks on ‘Buddhism in the Modern World’.
On Monday, February 22, Prof Michael von Bruck, a retired professor from Germany gave a lecture on ‘Buddhism in the Modern World: Religious and Political Perspective’. The main theme of his talk was ‘Inter relativity or Interdependence’. Due to a simultaneous prayer gathering occurring in the institute hall, many members could not make it to the lecture. However, for those that attended the talk, it was truly inspirational and relevant. We hope that Prof. Michael Brucks will be able to come back.
Choe Nya Choepa
Choe Nya Choepa or Choetrul Duechen is a very special day for all Tibetan Buddhists. The great master Je Tsong Khapa introduced the occasion more than 600 years ago. Tibetans inside and outside Tibet observe it on the 15th day of the first month of Tibetan lunar calendar. This year it fell on February 22. Although it is usually an official holiday, due to recurrent holidays since the beginning of this semester, we had formal classes in the morning and ‘Shog’ or mass prayer gathering in the evening.
Bangalore Regional Tibetan Youth Congress: New Executive Members.
On 25th February, Bangalore Regional Tibetan Youth Congress President, Yama Dorji and other three members came to the college and gave a brief introduction to the goals and objectives of the organization and announced that they have two seats; for a male and female member from the DLIHE. As a result of final election, Sonam Palden (male candidate) and Jamyang Lhamo (female candidate) became the executive members for 2016- 2017 term. . Congrats to them.
Screening of Voice of America.
Students Council screened it first Voice of America on February 22, It came as great news for the institute members to learn that the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama announced that he’s recovered and urged the Tibetan diaspora to not worry for him.
Inter Hostel Debate in Tibetan Language.Saturday Fun: Tambola Game.
On Saturday, in the evening, the Student Council organized a Tambola game in the institute hall. It is one of the many fund raising activities the Council is carrying out this semester.
Reported by Lobsang Tashi.(BA Journalism – 1st year.)