Dear friends, we are honored to invite you to participate in the First International Buddhist Forum held in Buryatia and to discover Buddhist Russia, to meet Buddhist masters and scholars from all parts of the world and, most importantly, to visit the world treasure – Lake Baikal.

Program of the International Buddhist Forum

"Traditional Buddhism and Modern Challenges"

August 12-14, 2024

Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia

Sunday, August 4, 2024
10:00-13:00
White Tara teaching and the creation of a sand mandala
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Prospect Stroiteley, 72
Monday, August 12, 2024
10:00-11:30
Opening ceremony for international scientific conference "Buddhism in a Changing World"
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Sakhyanova, 6, Institute of Mongolian Studies, Buddhology and Tibetology, SB RAS
11:30-12:00
Coffee break
12:00-13:30
Discussion panels of international scientific conference "Buddhism in a Changing World":
1. Buddhist studies in Russia and the world: experience, problems and prospects.
2. Buddhist sources. History and philosophy of Buddhism.
3. Buddhist culture and education.
4. Science and Buddhism: parallels, interactions and ways to solve global problems of our time.
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Sakhyanova, 6, Institute of Mongolian Studies, Buddhology and Tibetology, SB RAS
13:30-14:30
Lunch
14:30-16:30
Discussion panels of international scientific conference "Buddhism in a Changing World":
1. Buddhist studies in Russia and in the world: experience, problems and prospects.
2. Buddhist sources. History and philosophy of Buddhism.
3. Buddhist culture and education.
4. Science and Buddhism: parallels, interactions and ways to solve global problems of our time.
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Sakhyanova, 6, Institute of Mongolian Studies, Buddhology and Tibetology, SB RAS
16:00-17:00
Opening ceremony for the exhibition "Masterpieces of Buddhist Buryat Art from the State Hermitage Museum"
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Kuibyshev, 29, National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia
18:30-20:00
Concert of Buryat artists
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Lenina, d. 51, Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
Tuesday, August 13, 2024
10:00-11:00
Khural (Buddhist prayer) "Burkhan Bagshyn Magtaal"
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ivolginsky district, Ivolga village, Ivolginsky datsan
11:00-11:30
Adoration of the XII Pandito Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigilov's imperishable body
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ivolginsky district, Ivolga village, Ivolginsky datsan
11:30-12:30
Plenary session of the conference "Phenomenon of the XII Pandito Khambo Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov"
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ivolginsky district, Ivolga village, Ivolginsky datsan
12:30-13:30
Lunch
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ivolginsky district, Ivolga village, Ivolginsky datsan
13:30-15:00
Discussion panels on the messages of the XII Pandito Hambo Lama Dashi- Dorzho Itigelov
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ivolginsky district, Ivolga village, Ivolginsky datsan
15:00-15:30
Coffee break
15:30-16:30
Discussion panels on the messages of the XII Pandito Hambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ivolginsky district, Ivolga village, Ivolginsky datsan
16:30-17:00
Closing ceremony of the conference "Phenomenon of the XII Pandito Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigilov". Adopting conference resolution.
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ivolginsky district, Ivolga village, Ivolginsky datsan
17:00-18:00
Departure for Ulan-Ude
18:30-20:00
Concert of Buryat artists
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Lenina, d. 51, Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
10:00-11:00
Opening ceremony of the II International Forum "Traditional Buddhism and Modern Challenges"
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Ryleeva, 2, Sports and Fitness Complex
11:00-12:00
Discussion panels:
№ 1. "Buddhist Education"
№ 2. "Buddhist Concept of Consciousness and its Significance in Modern Practices"
№ 3. "Traditional Oriental Medicine" (includes a proposal from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Buryatia and the Centre of Oriental Medicine, IMBT, to discuss the topic "Role of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Modern Life)"
№.4. "Buddhism and Ecology"
№ 5. "International Pilgrimage and Tourism Related to Public Diplomacy and Modern Economy" (includes a proposal from the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Buryatia to organize a presentation of pilgrimage tours and a B2B platform if there are travel agencies from foreign countries)
№ 6. "Buddhism and Traditional Values"
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Ryleeva, 2, Sports and Fitness Complex
12:00-12:30
Coffee break
12:30-15:00
Discussion panels:
№ 1. "Buddhist Education"
№ 2. "Buddhist Concept of Consciousness and its Significance In Modern Practices"
№ 3. "Traditional Oriental Medicine"
№.4. "Buddhism and Ecology"
№ 5. "International Pilgrimage and Tourism Related to Public Diplomacy and Modern Economy"
№ 6. "Buddhism and Traditional Values"
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Ryleeva, 2, Sports and Fitness Complex
15:00-15:30
Coffee break
15:30-17:30
Plenary session opening ceremony of the II International Buddhist Forum "Traditional Buddhism and Modern Challenges"
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Ryleeva, 2, Sports and Fitness Complex
17:30-18:00
Final press conference
Venue: Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, ul. Ryleeva, 2, Sports and Fitness Complex
19:00
Gala dinner
Thursday, August 15, 2024
9:00
Departure to Lake Baikal
* Оn August 12, 2024, at 16:00 p.m., opening ceremony for the exhibition "Masterpieces of Buddhist Buryat Art from the State Hermitage Museum" (time is approximate).

**On August 15, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., a trip of participants to Lake Baikal will be organized (optional).

*** White Tara teaching and the creation of a sand mandala (date is approximate).

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