Mongolian Buddhism in the Modern World – July 8, 6:30pm PT / July 9, 9:30am ULAT

Title: Mongolian Buddhism in the Modern World (Register here)
Date: July 8, 6:30pm PT / July 9, 9:30am ULAT

This Virtual Speaker Series session will be on Mongolian Buddhism in the modern world, with speakers Betsy Quammen and Manlai Chonos, and moderated by Dr. Marissa Smith. Betsy will discuss efforts to re-establish Buddhist sacred sites in Mongolia, specifically the reconstruction of Dayan Derkh Monastery. She will also touch on the monastery’s story of Buddhism-Shamanic syncretism. Manlai will discuss reincarnation politics in Mongolian Buddhism and Mongolia’s role between Tibetan government-in-exile and PRC.

Betsy Gaines Quammen is an environmental historian who studies how different cultures perceive landscape. She worked in Mongolia for eight years, among her projects was raising funds to rebuild the Dayan Derkh Monastery, a monastery in the Eg-Uur watershed demolished during the religious purges.

Manlai holds M.A in Contemporary East Asian studies from the University of Duisburg-Essen. He’s interested in China’s efforts and campaigns to boost its image across the world.

12 thoughts on “Mongolian Buddhism in the Modern World – July 8, 6:30pm PT / July 9, 9:30am ULAT”

    1. Natso Baatarkhuu

      Сайн байна уу? 7-р сарын 9-ний өглөө 9:30-аас болноо. Дээрх линкийг зассан байгаа одоо ороод имэйлээ бүртгүүлээрэй.

  1. Sain uu–I tried registering at the indicated “(register here)” place, but the site led directly to the Zoom meeting site with no registration possibility. Is this a problem or could I just sign in at the scheduled date/time?
    Cheers, IVAN.

    1. Natso Baatarkhuu

      Hello, the “(register here)” link should be working now. Please enter your first and last name and enter your email address and you should receive an automated link with the Zoom login. Thanks!

  2. Hi, I have a question concerning the khubilgan’ politics in Mongolia and comparative aspects with the Inner Mongolia situation. Will a presenter cover Chinese politics towards growing number of Mongolian huofo in Inner Mongolian monasteries ?
    Many thanks and looking forward for presentations,
    best,
    Sayana

  3. Timothy W Coursen

    Will this live-stream seminar require advanced pre-registration? When I clicked the link in the ACMS Newsletter to “register” for the talk, it took me directly to the scheduled Zoom meeting.

    1. Natso Baatarkhuu

      Hello, the “(register here)” link should be working now. Please enter your first and last name and enter your email address and you should receive an automated link with the Zoom login. Thanks!

  4. Krisztina Teleki

    Hi, I have a question about monastery construction funds. A rural monastery, one of the most prominent monasteries of Mongolia, sent young novices to study in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India a few years ago. These disciples are coming back soon. The monastery have been planning to build a school or additional temple building with dormitory for many years, but cannot find financial support. Do you know if there is any international fund they can apply for? Thank you for your answer in advance.
    Sincerely,
    Krisztina Teleki

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