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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Tibet conference held in Buryatia Under aegis of Russian Academy of Sciences

April 16, 2009

Tibetan Review
April 15, 2009

About 40 participants, including the Dalai Lama’s
Representative at Moscow, observers and others
took part in a round-table conference on 'TIBET:
PAST AND PRESENT' held at Ulan Ude, capital of
Buryatia Republic of Russian Federation on Apr 3.
It was organized by the Institute for Mongolian,
Buddhist and Tibetan Studies (IMBTS), a branch of
Russian Academy of Sciences, reported the exile
Tibetan government’s Apr 13.

Twelve scholars presented papers on topics that
included Tibet's history, situation in Tibet,
Tibetans in-exile, the Dalai Lama's peace
initiative and Universal Responsibility and the
influence of Tibetan Buddhism in Buryatia and Himalayan region.

Dr. Nawang Rabgyal, the Dalai Lama’s
representative to Russia & CIS, spoke on the
current situation in Tibet, the Middle-Way
policy, and views and visions of the Dalai Lama for future Tibet and the world.

Prof. B.V. Bazarob, Director of IMBTS, gave the opening keynote speech.

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