Representative of OOT Washington Successfully Concludes Official Visit to New York

WASHINGTON DC: Representative Ngodup Tsering of Office of Tibet, North America based in Washington DC, successfully concluded his official visit to New York from 2 – 5 February.

During the visit, the representative paid a visit to Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche and attended the teachings of Gyalwang Karmapa Rinpoche in New York. He also visited two Tibetan schools in the area, offered prayers at the Karma Thegsum Choling monastery and held meetings with Chinese professors and scholars based in the city.

On 2 February, the Representative met Prof Ming Xia. The Representative expressed gratitude to the professor for his unflinching support towards the Tibet cause and discussed the current political situation inside Tibet and China. The professor informed that he is currently writing a book on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibet issue and said that it will be published soon.

On 3 February, the Representative visited the Tsechen Kunkyabling Dharma Centre in upper New York and paid his respects to Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche. During the visit, Representative Ngodup Tsering informed Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche about the activities of the OOT and how the Tibetan community in North America is undertaking efforts to preserve Tibetan language and culture among the youth. In the evening, he attended a dinner reception organised by Danang Trust for Gyalwang Karmapa Rinpoche at Flushings, New York City.

On 4 February, he attended the New York and New Jersey Tibetan Association’s parent teacher meeting. The event was attended by over 300 people. In the faternoon of the same day, Representative visited Yindayin school.

On 5 February, representative visited Karma Thegsum Choling monastery and offered prayers at the monastery.

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Ming Xia is a Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He is also an adjunct professor at the New York University.

He is a sojourner, a rebel, a writer, an idealist, and a simple educator.

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