Wednesday, April 27, 2011

GESHE Kelsang Wangmo!

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DSCN7596DSCN7600DSCN7603DSCN7606DSCN76083: Receiving Rime Geshe award
Rime Geshe Ceremony, a set on Flickr.
Our Gen-la has become the first female Geshe-la!! She received a Geshe Rime Geshe diploma (equivalent to a Ph.D. in Buddhist Philosophy) conferred by IBD at graduation ceremonies held on its big campus in the Kangra Valley, Wednesday, 27 April 2011.

Hopefully, this weekend I will post video of the speech which Geshe Wangmo was invited to make at the graduation ceremony (in Tibetan and English).

4 comments:

jan willis said...

This is truly wonderful news! Heartfelt congratulations to Geshe Wangmo!

Professor Jan Willis

mickey said...

A Trailblazer! All of us can follow. She has shown us the way. If she can become a geshe, so can we
honor to your virtue,
mickey

Zedar1to5 said...

Hip! Hip Hurray! A true achievement in all sense of the word: for western Sangha; women Sangha; Sangha community in 21st century which faces so many challenges in getting dedicated students. Luv Zedar

The Tibet Connection said...

You can listen to an interview with Geshe Kelsang Wangmo where she talks about her experiences and her studies, online at The Tibet Connection: http://tibetconnection.org/2011/08/a-feminist-milestone

There's also an extended, 10-minute version of the interview where she goes into more detail. Look for the link at the bottom of the description.