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Tibetan culture can benefit humanity: Dalai Lama

December 28, 2009

December 27th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS  -

Dharamsala, Dec 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama,
Sunday said it is important to preserve and promote Tibetan culture
which has the potential to benefit humanity.??There is a need for
preserving and promoting the Tibetan Buddhist culture, which has the
potential to benefit the humanity,? the Dalai Lama said while addressing
the inaugural session of the Fifth Tibetan general conference on
education at Tibetan Children?s Village here.

?The efforts made in education by the Tibetans is one of the biggest
achievements in the past five decades in exile. But there is a need for
reviewing the past to rectify the mistakes and make even greater
progress in the standard of education.

?There is also need for holding open and interactive discussion to
explore effective ways to improve the quality of learning both in
traditional Tibetan studies and modern education,? he told the
participants attending the conference.

More than 200 participants representing 85 Tibetan schools from across
India, Nepal and Bhutan are attending the three-day conference.

The Nobel laureate also emphasised the need to introduce study of
Buddhist philosophy and dialectic in the school-curriculum.

He also emphasised the importance of translating teachings of Buddha and
other Buddhist masters into the Chinese language.

The Dalai Lama along with many of his supporters fled Tibet and took
refuge in India when Chinese troops moved in and took control of Lhasa
in 1959.

He has ever since been heading the Tibetan government-in-exile here. No
country recognizes the government-in-exile.
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