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Himalayan Buddhist Monasteries to host Conference on Environment Protection

November 22, 2009

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
November 21, 2009

Dharamshala -- A conglomerate of Tibetan Buddhist
monasteries in India, Nepal and Bhutan will hold
a two-day 'First conference on Environment
Protection' in Gurgaon, Haryana from 23 to 24
November 2009. The Department of Religion and
Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration will organise the conference.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Mr. Sunder Lal Bahuguna, 82 year old, a noted
environmentalist, will be the honourable guest on
the conference. Sri Sunder Lal Bahuguna is a
Chipko Movement leader and follower of Mahatma
Gandhi 's philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha.

Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche and Kalon
Tsering Phuntsok, Kalon for Religion and Culture
Department of the Central Tibetan Administration
will also attend the conference.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kalon Tripa Prof.
Samdhaong Rinpoche and Sri Sunder Lal Bahuguna
will address the conference on the opening day.

About 85 monk representatives, Lamas and Tulkus
(reincarnated lamas) from Himalayan Tibetan
traditional monasteries in Nepal, India and
Bhutan will participate in this conference,
besides His Eminence the 33rd Menri Trizin
Lungtok Tenpai Nyima will also bless the conference.

Environment desk of Department of Information and
International Relations will screen film on environment on Monday.
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
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