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The Affairs in Tibet: Presented by The Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas

10:30 am Sunday, March 26, 2017

 

 

Kadampa Center is happy to announce that we will host special guest Mr. Penpa Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, will present a talk on the current affairs in Tibet.

This is a rare opportunity to learn about current conditions in Tibet and to welcome His Holiness' own representative. The oppression of the Tibetan people and culture affects everyone in our community because it threatens the lineage, holy sites, and practice of Tibetan Buddhism, so it is important to be informed. It is also quite an honor for such a distinguished representative to visit our center.

The Children's Program will meet as usual.

Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Mr. Penpa Tsering assumed the post of Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America on August 26, 2016.  He was born in 1967 at Bylakuppee, South India. He studied at the Central School for Tibetans, Bylakuppe and topped the merit list in Class XII. He graduated with Economics Major from the Madras Christian College, Chennai.

He worked as the Executive Director at the Tibetan Parliamentary and Research Centre (TPPRC) at New Delhi from 2001-2008 before being sworn in as the speaker of the 14th parliament in 2008.

He was earlier elected to the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth Tibetan Parliament-in-exile. He was elected as the Speaker of the fourteenth Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile with Mr Karma Choephel on 31 May 2006. He got re-elected to the Fifteenth Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile again with Speaker’s post in 2011.