T. G RINPOCHE MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES, 2014-15
DATED: 11th- 12th FEBRUARY 2015
CONCEPT NOTE: His Eminence late 13th T.G. Rinpoche was born on 19-08-1967 at Shyaro village of district Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. At the early age, he went to Mundgod, Karnataka and admitted at Drepung Loseling Monastery for higher buddhist study on 6th February, 1974 and finally he was awarded the degree of Geshe Lharampa (equivalent to Ph.D Degree) on 8th October, 1996. For three consecutive terms i.e. from March 1995 to October 2009, he was elected as member of Legislative Assembly from Lumla Assembly Constituency of Arunachal Pradesh, during these three terms he held various portfolios as Minister of State and Cabinet Minister. He devoted his entire life in preservation and promotion of the cultural identity and the growth of traditional Arts, Crafts, science, ecological balance and other knowledge of the region. His contribution for the state in general and for Buddhist society in particular is very vast. Out of his innumerable contribution most prominent are his untiring efforts in establishing a high school in the name of the great Indian master “Shanti Deva” at Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh for free education to needy and tribal students with the support from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, a monastic institute at Bomdila in the campus of Gaden Rabgye-Ling Monastery for promoting the Buddhist traditional learning and practices, a school for nuns at Lhou village, Tawang and a centre for higher Buddhist learning at Dahung, Arunachal Pradesh known as Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (at present an autonomous institution under the ministry of culture, govt. of india) with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of india. Though the sudden demised has left us but he always made his presence within us by his gracious deeds. Therefore the proposed Lecture Series is a tribute in loving memory of our beloved guide Late 13th T. G. Rinpoche whose tedious and sincere toil led the foundation of CIHCS.
The present Lecture Series, scheduled to be held on 11th -12th February 2015 seeks to study about various issues relating to Socio-economics and politics, myth, folklore, culture, literature and the various Buddhist philosophies in the era of Globalization. With the passage of time many changes has occurred in all walk of life which off course has made our life easier than before but at the same time it is also evident that life became more complex. As change is inevitable therefore in order to cope up with the change positively a deep contemplation of past and present is necessary because juxtaposition of past and present is the characteristic of modernism. As T.S. Eliots says, “The past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past.” Thus, the present proposed lecture series has been delimited to some of the issues which are prominent and significant at present scenario of contemporary world. Besides it will enable academicians and experts of various fields from different part of the county to come together and share their ideas and vision. On the other hand it will also serve as a platform for the faculties and the students who are working and studying in this hilly state to streamline with the mainland, to promote national integration and enlighten themselves for better tomorrow.
The proposed Lecture Series will be organized on the following sub-themes on three different language viz. Bhoti, Hindi and English.
1. Politics in North East India with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh.
2. Look East/Act East Policy
3. Women Empowerment: A need of hour
4. Nagarjuna and the concept of Madhyamika
5. Socio-cultural life in Arunachal Pradesh
6. Philosophy of mind only school
7. Myth, Folklore and North East
8. Life of H.E. 13th T.G. Rinpoche and his ideology and contribution.