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LELUNG MONK RECEIVES HONOURS IN DEBATE

Sonan Tenzin debating at Drepung Monastery
Sonan Tenzin, a monk from Lelung Valley, participates in the tsoklang, a traditional debate between the best scholars, at Drepung Monastery in India (3 September 2006)

On 3rd September 2006, Sonam Tenzin accomplished his debate session (tsoklang) at Drepung Loseling Monasery. He was congratulated by the monks for his excellent presentation. At the tsoklang, two individual students engage in a forty minute debate on Dharma (Buddhist scriptures) for an audience of approximately three thousand monks. The event is only held when a monk reaches a high level of studies and being selected to present their knowledge is in this way is a great honour.

As reported previously in March, Sonan Tenzin is a monk from Lelung Valley who has studied for the past several years at Drepung--one of the largest Buddhist Monasteries in India. Lelung Rinpoche is very happy with Sonam Tenzin's great performance at tsoklang and hopes he will return to Tibet to teach at Lelung monastery after he has completed his studies. Lelung Ripoche extends his thanks to all those who have helped to support the Lelung monks in their studies.


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