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Tibetan PM to deliver keynote address at International Buddhism Conference

March 4, 2009

Phayul
March 3, 2009

Dharamsala, March 3 -- Prime Minister of the Tibet’s Government in exile Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural session of a two-day international conference on Buddhism in the Indian capital in New Delhi on Wednesday, according to a report on the official website of the government.

At the invitation of the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL), Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche will attend the inaugural session of the international seminar on Buddhism, said Tibet.net in its report.

FOSWAL, established in 1987, is an apex body of SAARC, the only organisation in the eight SAARC countries; India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Afghanistan, legally authorised to organise literature-related and cultural programmes under the SAARC banner. The body aims to create emotional, intellectual and cultural affinities in the SAARC region.

According to the report, the Tibetan PM or, Kalon Tripa, who is also a Buddhist scholar, will deliver a keynote address on "Buddhism as a Peacemaker".

The two day "International Seminar on Buddhism as Peace-Maker in Post-Modern SAARC" will be held at the India International Centre in New Delhi from 4 -5 March.

During the course of the seminar, a galaxy of resource persons will speak on "Engaged Buddhism and Buddhist Economy”, “In Search of Buddhist Values," "Buddhist arts and architecture," and "Globalisation and Buddhism."
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