143 Qinghai monks join Tibetan Buddhism academic title exam

2018-07-06 10:17:00 | From:China Tibet Online

“After four years of study, monks will return to their monastery to be involved in the management of monasteries, and some may become scripture teachers.” On June 6, Wu Jiacang, who is in charge of the Religious Affairs at the Qinghai Province Tibetan Language Institute of Buddhist Studies said that monks would learn the essence of the four major sects of Tibetan Buddhism and also study more about modern culture.

On June 6, the first examination for the 2018 enrollment at the Qinghai Tibetan Buddhism College was held in Guide County. 143 monks participated in the chirampa (intermediate title) and chenrampa (beginner title) enrollment exams.

The Qinghai Institute of Buddhist Studies was initiated by the 10th Panchen Lama and founded in September 1986 at the holy Kumbum Monastery. Monks taking the exam are usually required to be under the age of 35 and have been voluntarily studying at their respective monasteries for at least 12 years.

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