Month: October 2014

The Mongolia Society and the Mongol Heritage Foundation’s Conference to celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the Dilowa Khutughtu

The Mongolia Society and the Mongolian Heritage Foundation of New York
Conference to celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the Dilowa Khutughtu
Saturday, October 11, 2014
At The Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Avenue @ West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

*There is a $10 fee for the conference, which includes the entire day’s activities. The fee will be collected at the door. Please send RSVP for conference and reception to

10:00 am Welcome and Introduction: Alicia J. Campi (The Mongolia Society) and Byambakhuu Darinchuluun (Mongolian Heritage Foundation of New York)

Opening blessing from Nitsan Temple

Morin khuur performance by Baatar Norov

Keynote: Mr. Palgi Gyamcho, Director, Dilowa Khutughtu Memorial Service Foundation

11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-2:30 pm Dilowa Khutughtu in the Mongolian Language
Chair: TBA
Panelists: J. Urangua (National University of Mongolia), “Dilowa Khutughtu Jamsranjav and the Developments in Mongolia at the Beginning of the 20th Century;” L. Altanzaya (Mongolian National University of Education), “Some Information Related to the Disciples of the Dilowa Khutughtu;” E. Jigmeddorj (Academy of Sciences, Institute of History), “Some Documents in Mongolian State Archives Related to the Dilowa Khutughtu Jamsranjav;” Z. Batzorig (Bulgan Aimag Office of Education), “Regarding Khatanbaatar Magsarjav and the Dilowa Khutughtu’s Joint Struggle for Mongolian Independence, 1911-1919;” B. Baatarkhüü (Academy of Sciences, Institute of History) “Research and Approaches to Mongolian Cultural Heritage.”

2:45-4:00 pm Historical Buddhism
Chair: Melissa Chakars (Saint Joseph’s University)
Panelists: Adam Krug (University of California at Santa Barbara), “Finding Balance in the Dual-System of Religious and Political Power: ‘Phags pa Bla ma’s Advice for Prince Jibik Temür: A Jewel Rosary;” M. Saruul-Erdene (Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State) “Ja Lama’s Death: How It Happened;” Simon Wickham-Smith (Rutgers University), “The Representation of Buddhism in Mongolian Revolutionary Literature (1921-1935).”

4:15-5:45 pm Buddhism in Present-Day Communities
Chair: M. Saruul-Erdene
Panelists: Simon Braune (Independent Scholar), “Over Half a Century on the Buddhist-American Landscape: The Kalmyk Buddhist Cemetery Plots in Jackson, New Jersey – Some Observations and Preliminary Conclusions;” Sanj Altan, “A restoration of an Oirat-Mongolian lay prayer to Vajradhara found among the American Kalmyk diaspora;” Justine Quijada (Wesleyan University), “Rediscovered Shrines and Embodied Histories in Contemporary Buryatia.”

7:00-9:00 pm Reception at The Permanent Mission on Mongolia to the United Nations, 6 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10075. RSVP to required.

Sponsored by: The Mongolia Society, Mongolian Heritage Foundation of New York, Mongol American Cultural Association and The Permanent Mission on Mongolia to the United Nations.