[SIBERIA / TIBETAN BUDDHISM / TUVA] The visit of the Dalai Lama to Tuva. 'To dispel the darkness of sufferings'.= Dalay Lamaniñ Tivaga çoraani Çovalañniñ dümbeyin oon aritçir dees.= 'Stradanniy raseyvati timi'. Vizit Dalay-Lama v Tiva

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[DALAI LAMA], Novostiy Tiva, Kyzyl (Tuva Republic), 1992.

Original wrappers. Cr. 8vo. (21 x 14 cm). In English, Russian, and Tuvan language. (Tuvinian - Tyvan - Tuvin). 128 p., b/w photos.

A scarce trilingual account of the Dalai Lama's first visit to "the lost land of Tannu Tuva nestled between northwestern Mongolia and Siberia", Starting from Kyzil city, then the village of Xayirakan, the ruins of the Upper Chadan monastery, Tuvan countryside between September 19-22, 1992. One of 3000 copies.

On September 22, the last day of the visit, a press conference was conducted for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his speech, His Holiness said that his first visit to Tuva was unforgettable and it had awakened the very highest feelings. He asked the Tuvan people to pray for the Tibetans, whose fate is not an easy one. He told how he was worried about the threat of nuclear war, ecological problems, and unregulated growth of the birth rate. He analyzed in detail the interrelationship between China and Tibet. He explained the subtlety of Buddhist teachings. Later, he visited the right bank of the Yenisei, where a new monastery is being built. An agreement between the two governments was signed for the years 1993-95, one outcome of which is that three lamas specialists in teaching, languages, and medicine will come to Tuva to help prepare novices. Fifteen Tuvan monks will also be sent to the Dalai Lama's residence in India for training. He gave Oorzhak and Bicheldei 1500 U.S. dollars toward the construction of new temples in Tuva.

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