The graduation ceremony of the training class for Mongolian monks at the High-level Tibetan Buddhism College of China was held at Xihuang Temple in Beijing on June 1.
10 monks from the Sain Nomun Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia have completed the eight-month course.
According to the college, seven of the monks received novice rings in Xihuang Temple. The monks in this class were diligent, polite, and dynamic. For the 10 monks who completed the course, the college hoped they would continue to advance their studies and improve their Buddhist attainments, carrying on the Buddhist traditions of compassion and altruism, and being compassionate towards all beings. The college also hoped they would become friendly ambassadors between China and Mongolia, promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries, and after returning home, they would share what they have learned, seen, and felt while studying in China with their family, friends, and other Buddhist followers.
Monks from Mongolia receive their certificates of graduation.
Yunden Kaichei delivered a speech as the representative of the Mongolian monk training class.
He said that with strong support and kind attention from the Chinese government, they were fortunate to be able to study at the High-level Tibetan Buddhism College of China. After nearly a year of hard work, they learned a lot, and their Buddhist knowledge had got great improvement. Their ability to defend debates had been exercised, and their level of Chinese and Tibetan language skills had been significantly strengthened. During their visit to famous Buddhist sites at Wutai Mountain, Puning Temple, Putuo Mountain, and others, they witnessed how China implements the policy of freedom of religious belief and the prosperity and development of Buddhism in China. Visiting Shanghai and other developed cities in Southern China opened their minds and increased their knowledge and understanding of China's domestic and social conditions, giving them a more profound and intuitive understanding of Chinese culture.
Lastly, the college donated scriptures to the Mongolian monks and expressed their best wishes. Members of the Buddhist Association of China, monks from the Yonghe Lama Temple in Beijing, and teachers of the High-level Tibetan Buddhism College of China also attended the ceremony.
The High-level Tibetan Buddhism College of China was established in 1987 in the Xihuang Temple in Beijing and is the highest academy of Tibetan Buddhism in China.