INSTITUTE OF BUDDHIST DIALECTICS (IBD)

From its beginning, the aims of the Institute at Mcleod Ganj have been to advance higher education for Tibetans in exile.  The goals of the Institute are: to produce advanced religious practitioners who will spend long periods of time in retreat, thus continuing the rich traditions of Tibetan Buddhist practice; to train religious teachers; to produce interpreters of the Dharma; to carry out comparative studies of Western science and Buddhism; and to produce scholars with an awareness of traditional and modern perspectives. No institution ever existed in this form in the history of Tibetan culture.  Such a development is a crucial move to ensure that the people of Tibet can move into modernity without loosing their rich cultural heritage.  In order to meet these aims, a wide range of courses are offered at the institute. These include: traditional courses in Buddhist philosophy, culture, language, literature, poetry, religious and political histories, rites and rituals, and astrology. The traditional Tibetan degrees issued by the Institute are equivalent to B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.  They are recognized by several well-known universities in Europe and the United States and their reputation continues to grow every year.

Gongchoe Gyatso (Suman Deep)        
Date of Birth:   May 9, 1998

Gongchoe studied up to 5th class in a school in Moorang Village, Kinnuar. His parents are farmers, he has one brother and two sisters. In 2010 he became monk and joined Pal Dechen Chokhorling Monastery in Clement Town in Dehradun in Uttarakhand. 
 
The head lama of his monastery helped him to get admission to the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in January 2018 to learn Tibetan and then to study Buddhist philosophy.   His aim is to become a good social worker and Buddhist master to teach Buddhist philosophy to others and to become a good practitioner of Buddhist teachings. Gongchoe desperately in need of support for his education and living at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics.

Tsewang Namgphel  
Date of Birth:   August 20, 2000

Tsewang studied up to 5th class in a school in Nyoma school in Ladakh. In 2011 he left school and became monk and the joined local monastery in Manglhang, Ladakh. The head lama of his monastery helped him to get admission to IBD in 2016. He’s still studying the basic one to two years course of the collected topics and Next year he will study 6-year course of Prajnaparamita (perfection of wisdom) and Pramana (valid cognition) Buddhist philosophy study programme.    His aim is to become a Buddhist master and a good practitioner of Buddhist teachings.
 
As his parents are farmers in Nidder Village, Ladakh. He has two brothers and two sisters. Tsewang needs your support to continue his studies.

Sangey Phurpa
Date of Birth:  March 16, 2003

Sangey Phurpa didn’t go to any school. When he was about 5 or 6 years old, his parents put Gatsel Norling Monastery in Tawang to learn Buddhism.  The head lama of his monastery helped him to get admission to the IBD in March 2016 to study Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.  

He’s studying the basic one to two years course of the collected topics (Dus-dra), the study of mind (Lo-rig), the study of logical reasoning (Tag-rig), and the study of tenets (Drub-tha) for getting proper admission to pursue 6-year course of Prajnaparamita (perfection of wisdom) and Pramana (valid cognition) Buddhist philosophy study programme in the next year.
 
 His parents are farmers in Tawang, he has two brothers and one sister. Having  only small plot of land to farm to feed three more children is a big problem for the parents to support towards his education. Sangey need your support for his education.

Sherab Gialchhan
Date of Birth:   April 13, 2004

Sherab studied up to 8th class in Government High School in Hango village.  In the village school, he learned English, Hindi and Maths. He then joined a monastery where he learned some Buddhist prayers.  The head lama of his monastery helped him to get admission to IBD in 2017 to learn Tibetan and then to study Buddhist philosophy.
 
He’s still learning Tibetan language, memorizing Tibetan grammar root text and prayers. After that he will start to study the basic one to two years course of the collected topics and 6-year course of Prajnaparamita (perfection of wisdom) and Pramana (valid cognition).  Sherab’s desperately in need of your support to continue his education.

Choewang Rabgyud

Date and Place of Birth: July 31, 1991, Moorang, Kinnour H.P

Choewang’s studied till grade 6 at his village school and left school to join the monastery in Clement Town to learn prayers and some basic Buddhist philosophy. Later he joined Institute of Buddhist Dialectics to become a good Buddhist practitioner as well as a good scholars to serve his monastic community and other people.

Gelek Choe-nyen                                  
Date of Birth: January 1, 2000

Gelek studied up to 5th class in his village school. Later he joined local monastery at the age 11. The head lama of his monastery helped him to get admission to the IBD in January 2018 to learn Tibetan and then study Buddhist philosophy.  His aim is to become a good Buddhist practitioner.

His parents are farmers from Kinnuar village, they have a small plot of land for farming that depends only on rain for crops. Gelek is desperately in need of your support towards for his education at IBD.

Tenzin Dachoe      
Date of Birth:   December 11, 2000

Tenzin studied up to 8th class in a school in Rekong Peo. In the school. In 2014 he became monk and joined Pal Dechen Chokhorling Monastery in Clement Town, Dehradun. The head lama of his monastery helped him to get admission to IBD in March 2018.

He’s still learning Tibetan language, memorizing Tibetan grammar root text and prayers. After that he’ll study the basic one to two years course of the collected topics and another 6-year course of Prajnaparamita (perfection of wisdom) and Pramana (valid cognition) Buddhist philosophy study program.  

As his parents have a small plot of land for farming that depends only on rain for crops.  Without having any job and it’s difficult for parents to support towards his education. Tenzin desperately in need of support for his education and living at IBD.

Jangchup Gyatso
Date of Birth:   February 22, 2000

Jangchup studied up to 6th grade in his village. In 2012 at the age of 13 he became monk and joined Pal Dechen Chokhorling Monastery in Clement Town in Dehradun in Uttarakhand.   The head lama of his monastery helped him to get admission to IBD in March 2018 to learn Tibetan and then to study Buddhist philosophy.
 
He’s still learning Tibetan language, memorizing Tibetan grammar root text and prayers. After that he will study the basic one to two years course of the collected topics and later 6-year course of Prajnaparamita (perfection of wisdom) and Pramana (valid cognition) Buddhist philosophy study programme.
 
As his parents have a small plot of land for farming that depends only on rain for crops.  It’s difficult for his parents to support towards his education and also his three brothers.  Your love and kind support for his education will be deeply appreciated by him,

Lobsang Tsephel, code#1998

Date of Birth: August 10, 1998  Tawang, India

Lobsang is the fourth child out of eight in the family. His parents are farmer in the remotest place in Tawang.  Lobsang attended school up to 5th grade in Government School and became monk at age 13 and joined Tawang monastery and continued his education.   Lobsang and five other monks were selected by the abbot of Tawang to go and join joined the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in March 2010. Currently he is doing Prajnaparamita Buddhist philosophy study program.

Sangay Dorjee

Date of Birth: June 20, 1999 (Tuting, Arunachal Pradesh)

Coming from a family of farmers, Sangay enrolled into the Central School for Tibetans in Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh at age four in 2002 where he later completed his secondary school. Seeing his potential, his school principal guided Sangay into his eventual enrollment in the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics for long term Buddhist philosophy study. With aspirations to serve his community as an educator, translator, and social worker, we seek your support in financing Sangay’s higher education and realizing his potential.

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