Karmapa keen to join Nalanda University project
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Last Updated: Monday, December 19, 2011, 13:55
  
Bodh Gaya: Buddhist Kagyud Lineage 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorjee has expressed his willingness to get associated with Nalanda International University Project if he gets an official invitation.

"Nalanda International University project is an important attempt to revive Buddhist knowledge and culture. I am ready to associate with the project provided I get an official invitation," Dorjee said while talking to reporters here Sunday evening.

He, however, clarified that he had not received any formal invitation as yet but he was aware of the project.

"It is a good effort to revive the historic Nalanda University. I thank all those who have joined the project at present. It will not only benefit the followers of Buddhism but also enrich the people with Buddhist tradition, culture and religion," Dorjee said.

Karmapa further said Nalanda and Vikramshila are two centres of knowledge and efforts must be made for their revival.

Born in Tibet, Karmapa said the Himalayan country lives in his heart.

To another question on ED action at a monastery in Himachal Pradesh, Dorjee said it had affected the freedom of movement of Agyen Trinley Dorjee, another Karmapa.

PTI


First Published: Monday, December 19, 2011, 13:55


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