20 Tibetan Buddhists receive doctorate

Updated 2018-05-21 10:40:04 Xinhua

A total of 20 monks on Saturday received the "Tho Ram Pa" degree, one of the highest academic degrees for Tibetan Buddhism at a ceremony at the High-level Tibetan Buddhism College of China.

Graduating from the college, the scholars have completed three years of study, before taking exams, defending their dissertations, and undergoing qualification examinations to receive the degree.

Jamyang Losang Jigme Tubdain Qoigyi Nyima, president of the college, presented the monks with their degrees. The ceremony was also attended by representatives from the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Buddhist Association of China.

On Sunday morning, the 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu conducted a ritual to bless the scholars.

The "Tho Ram Pa," equal to a college doctorate, was launched in 2004 in a bid to improve the study of Tibetan Buddhism and the training of outstanding monks by incorporating elements of modern education.

So far, 168 Tibetan Buddhists have received the degree.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58August 19 2019 09:39:52

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16August 19 2019 09:39:52

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18August 19 2019 09:39:52

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords