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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.

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NYC Mongols Tsagaan Sar Celebration 2014

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Mongol Heritage Foundation & Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nation, Buryat House Organization in the NYC is holding third annual Tsagaan Sar celebration in Manhattan, New York. The celebration will be opened by H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations.

The NYC Mongols New Year’s celebration “Tsagaan Sar” 2014 will take place on Saturday February 8th from 5:00pm – 12:00pm at “Select Space” event space where the Mongol tradition of “Zolgolt” will happen among the all Mongol people who live in the greater New York area.

Tsagaan Sar is the Mongolian lunar new year celebration. It is one of the most important events for all Mongols .During this holiday people dress in traditional clothes, tell stories that transmit traditional knowledge, consume traditional dishes, play games, and practice customs that reinforce Mongolian identity, solidarity and continuity. Transmission occurs primarily within families.

We encourage you to invite your friends and family to this exciting and interesting event where the New York Area Mongols will join together in a traditional celebration. Kalmyk, Buryat , Mongolian Buddhist monks from a Nitsan temple monastery New Jersey will also come to the event and bestow their blessings for the year of the “Blue Horse” by wishing you and your families’ success, good health, and happiness by reading Buddhist scriptures and distributing the traditional holy water.

All of the Mongols including Buryats, Kalmyks, Hazaras ,Tuvans and Inner Mongolians are join in the celebration. Everyone who is interested in Mongolia and Mongol Culture is invited; people who are interested in Mongolia and the Mongolian Culture such as Americans who have lived and worked in Mongolia through the Peace Corps will attend.

Where: Luxury Loft space in beautiful Midtown Manhattan located on West 39th Street between 8th & 9th Streets

Location: 315 W 39th St #1104 New York, NY 10018

When: Saturday, February 8th,
Time: 5pm till 12 pm

advance ticket $30 for adults, ticket on the door 40$ $10 for kids, and children under the age of 6 are free. Included: cultural show, presents, food,soft drinks: tea, sodas & juices.
Please contact Darima in Brooklyn at (347-938-5567),
and people from Manhattan/Queens please contact Byambakhuu at (347-437-9265 ) and via to RSVP Baagii 718-749-6006

5:00 pm Opening Welcome, H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations
5:10 pm The President of the Mongol Heritage Foundation Byambakhuu Darinchuluun will go over the agenda of the event
5:15 pm a brief video depicting the celebration of “Tsagaan Sar” in Mongolia will be shown
5:35 pm Mongols perform the zolgokh greeting, respect to the elder guests by giving them the traditional greetings
5:45 pm a professional photographer will take memorable pictures of the guests
5:55 pm most senior Mongol guest escorted by the host to the Special Tsagaan Sar table
6:00pm Buryat, Mongolian, Kalmyk Lama from Nitsan Temple will be conducted and the Monks will bestow their blessings praising of abundance, good fortune and long life.

Turtle shagai game for tsagaan sar……………

The United Mongols Greetings
6:30 pm President of the Mongolian-American Cultural Association Altan Sanj, PhD

* Bayad Dance , Mongolian Dancer B. Sodnom

Inner-Mongolian Community Greetings
Southern Mongolian writer author Tumen-Ulzii Buyan-Mend, Enkhbat Toochig,U. Chuluun.

* Inner-Mongolian Song.
* Mongolian Calligraphy Live Show. How to write Mongol Bichig

Kalmyk Mongol Community Greetings
President of the Tulips Foundation Naran Badushiev

* Kalmyk Musician , Morin Khuur Player , Singer Khongor Kekeev..
* Kalmyk Song Eejiin Duun
* Uulen Bor morin khuur music

Buryat Mongol Community Greetings
Buryat House Organization Ms.Darima Tsibikova , Galina Bud, Hamutaev Andreyev,

* Buryat magtaal Story Teller B.Tsetseg
* Buryat poem Sagaalgan poeter Irina Butedmaa
* Buryat Song Altargana NYC Buryat choir.
* Yohor Hatiraya…Buryat Circle Dance.

Tuva Mongol Community Greetings
Tuva Community E. Eres , Nadejda Ondar,

*Tuvan song Men – Tyva Men

Hazara Mongol Community Greetings
Hazara Organization Progress Equality Dawood Ali ,

* Hazaragi Song Mogol Dukhtar “Mongol Girl”

Children’s activity

* horse racing shagai game
* painting
* Tsagaan Sar gift

7:30 pm NYC Area Mongols United Group Song
* Mongolian Song
* Kalmyk Song
* Buryat Song
* Tsakhar song
* Inner-Mongolian Song
* Tuvan song
* Hazara Song
Yokhor “Ёхор” dancing

7:45 pm the best Traditional Mongolian male, female, and child’s clothing contest
8:00 pm Mongolian singing contest
8:20 pm the best traditional Mongolian blessing/greeting “ерөөл”

DJ Baagii Beatz is pleased to announce the music for NYC Mongols Tsagaan Sar celebration 2014. The music has a largely Mongol theme. Event organizers have put considerable thought into selecting the music, and their choices blend traditional music with some newly commissioned pieces.

Main Organizers:
Mongol Heritage Foundation and Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nation ,“Buryat House” organization

Supporting Organizations:
Hazara Organization Progress and Equality, & SMHRIC

Main Sponsor:
The Tulips Foundation, Mongol American Cultural Association, Advanced Accounting ,Sign City

NYC Mongols group, New York Area Mongolians , Mongol American, Buryat House Group , Kalmyk Project

After Party
There will be Disco Dancing starting at 10pm;

What to expect:
some ideas on what to expect and what you should do when you attend during Tsagaan Sar Event.

Dress-Many people will be dressed in full garment of national Mongol costumes. Men wear their traditional pointed hats; women wear hats or scarves during greetings. Mongolians treat their hats as an important part of the body. Hats are never seen on a floor or upside down: like the head, they should remain high.

Khadag- During the greeting ceremony, guest will hold long, typically blue, silk cloths called a khadag In most cases, the people will also hold a hadag – a blue, or white scarf used for greeting each other, sometimes given as a present to old people to show respect.

When greeting their elders-Greet the eldest person first. During the Tsagaan Sar, Mongols perform the zolgokh greeting, grasping them by their elbows to show support for them.

The younger person holds up the older person’s arms, then the older person smells each side of the younger person’s head. Facing him/her, put your hands under his/her elbows like you are holding him/her. The older person will put his/her arms on top of yours. Likely you’ll press each of your cheeks against his/hers.

The oldest person may kiss you. The typical greeting words are “Daaga dalantai, byaruu bulchintai, sureg mal targan orov uu?”, which can be translated as “Does your 2-year old horse have enough fat on the withers (means good health), does your 2-year old yak have enough muscles (means good power), did all your animals pass winter safely?” and “Sar shinedee saihan orov uu? Nas suuder hed hurev?”, which is used to ask an old person about his/her good health and age as people are proud of old age.He/she will ask how you’re doing. Saikhan shinelj baina uu? (Are you having a nice white month?)

Also people greet each other with specific greetings such as Амар байна уу? (Amar baina uu?), meaning “Is there peace? After you greet the oldest person(s), sit down or wait. Younger people will come and greet you. You will put your arms on top of theirs when they greet you.

When the greeting ceremony is over, everyone sits behind the table and starts exchanging “Khoorog” (a snuff bottle made usually of semi-precious stones and filled with finely pulverized tobacco).
Exchanging Khoorog means expressing friendly intentions to each other and is usually the starting point of introducing a stranger. Exchanging Khoorog creates a warm atmosphere between people and makes the start of a friendly talk that helps to learn the true heart of the stranger.

This greeting custom is that the people exchange their snuff bottles, offering them with open right hand while touching under the right elbow with the open left hand.
Men have quite large bottles made of expensive stone, women’s are smaller. After receiving a snuff bottle a man will normally open it and take a pinch of snuff, sneeze appreciatively, then return it, but a woman should not open the bottle, she should just sniff the part-open cap and give it back. When they pass you snuff, smell it (don’t take lid off), and pass it on. Lid should be a little bit lifted – space between bottle and lid. Admire bottle. Receive bottle with palm up; pass on with palm down. Lids on side; won’t be upside down.

After the ceremony, extended guest having milk tea, eats sheep’s tail, mutton, rice with curds, dairy products, and buuz

Main important dish and drinks for the Tsagaan Sar event.

Buuz (steamed dumplings made of beef, onion and fat). Buuz are kept frozen until they are steamed for the guests)

Boov – biscuits made of flour – is the second main dish to be on the table. The biscuits are about thirty centimeters long and four centimeters thick, and they are stacked on a plate with each level laid out in a triangle or square shape. Layers have to be odd numbers – three, five, etc – as the odd numbers represent happiness. The older family members will get the higher the stack of boov.

Tsagaan idée -dairy products such as cheeses and hard curds (these are white foods, to match the White Month) which would decorate the stack of boov, interspersed with small sweets.

Uuts-Almost a whole sheep’s back, particularly with a big fatty tail – uuts – would be cooked for the Tsagaan Sar. Mongolians try to cook a sheep with as big a tail as possible, wishing the family wealth and prosperity.

Suutei Tsai- The most favored drink during this holiday is Mongol milk tea .Milk tea is an indispensable part of the Mongolian’s daily life.

Mongolian Shagai game for Tsagaan Sar day.

The most unique Mongolian game is shagai or anklebones, which as the name suggests, is played using the cleaned and polished anklebones of sheep. Each of the four sides of the anklebone represents a different animal: horse, sheep, camel, or goat. There are many games which can be played with the bones. In earlier times, families which managed to collect more anklebones than they needed would select an auspicious day and go to play the game of “multicolored turtle” on the top of a mountain leaving the bones afterwards as an offering to the mountain or to the sky. This game is played with a number of bones corresponding to one of the auspicious numbers in the Buddhist faith – most often 81 or 108. The placement of the bones represents the five elements and colors in addition to the body of the turtle itself, which is viewed in traditional Mongolian iconography as the symbol of the cosmos. Players take bones from different parts of the turtle or surrounding five elements on each turn corresponding to the throw of a die. Once the players have collected all the parts of the turtle’s body, the game concludes with the player in possession of the most bones the winner.


Holiday Greetings from MACA eTolbo: January 2014

Holiday Greetings from MACA and 2013 Activities Overview
from Sanj Altan
Greetings for the new year 2014. I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays. I hope you had a healthy, successful and joyful 2013. May your new year 2014 be full of good health, joy and successes of every kind.In extending greetings on behalf of the Mongol-American Cultural Association, I would like to share with you a summary of our major cultural and humanitarian activities in 2013.
We began the traditional year at the New York area Mongolian communities’ Tsagaan sar celebration held on February 2 at the Tangra restaurant in New York city. MACA along with the Mongolian Heritage Foundation and other groups co-sponsored this important event which we hope will develop into a permanent tradition. The MC was Byamba Darinchuluun, with traditional Mongolian food, Tsagaan sar greetings and traditional respect shown to the elders of the community. A special greeting was delivered by H.E. Ambaasador Och Od, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations.
MACA was a sponsor of the 7TH ANNUAL MONGOLIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE held on May 3-5, 2013. Twenty seven scholars from Mongolia, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Australia and South Korea presented their research on art, culture, literature and linguistics. The conference was co-hosted by The Mongolian Cultural Center, The Mongolia Society and The Embassy of Mongolia, Washington, D.C.
MACA was a sponsor of the 49th Annual Memorial Service for the late Dilowa Khutugtu Jamsrangjav Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at the Nitsan Temple, Howell, New Jersey. Nearly 100 people attended the event. In attendance also was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United States Mr. Bulgaa Altangerel, and H.E. Ambassador Och Od, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations. Professor Ch. Dagvadorj provided an explanation of the series of sutras recited by the lamas marking the memorial.
MACA was a sponsor of the Washington Area Mongolian Community’s 10th Annual Mongol Children’s Festival and Competition. The children’s events were held in two stages this year. The first stage was the competition part on May 18th, 2013 at the Mongolian School of the Capital Area in Arlington, VA. The second part was the Festival, Award Ceremony and Celebration Concert held on June 2, 2013 at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre in Arlington.
MACA was a sponsor of the first annual Naadam celebration organized by the Mongol Heritage Foundation, the Kalmyk Project organization and others. The celebration was opened by H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations. The event took place on Saturday July 6th at the “Bethesda Fountain” area of Central Park. VA. Nearly 100 people with individuals from all the Mongol communities were in attendance. Traditional Mongolian wrestling was the main attraction. MACA provided the prizes to the winner and runner up of the wrestling competition.
On November 10 we celebrated the 26th annual Chinggis Khan memorial ceremony at the Princeton Marriott where we began with a moment of silence in memory of MACA founders, Prof. Gombojab Hangin, Tsorj Lama and Lopsang Khiyod. This important day gives each of us an opportunity to remember and reflect on the greatest Mongol of history, someone whose profound influence on each of us continues to this day, more than 8 centuries after his founding of the Mongol nation. Chinggeltu and Belig Borjiged organized the Chinggis ritual with Chagaan Baatar as Jinong and Palgi Gyamcho, Eres Salchak, Sibtain, Haas Khereed, Chuluu Ujiyediin, Darjay Gyamcho, Bembe Atschinow and Bayaar Borjiged as Yamutan. Mr. Byambakhuu Darinchuluun served as master of ceremonies and event planner. There were 175 people in attendance with participants from the Hazara, Buryat, Kalmyk, Tuvan, Uvur and Aru Mongol communities. Special greetings were expressed by Mr. Akram Gizabi, Mr. B. Tumenulzii. Ms. Darima Tsybikova, Ms. Tamara Nadbitova, Mr. Eres Salchak and Mr. J. Tegshjargal. The cultural segment consisted of performances by the ‘Ugalz’ and ‘Magtaal’ groups, along with artists Delehei, Sichigma, Erdeni, Adis and Sainkho Namtschylak. The performances represented the music and dance of Mongolia, Southern Mongolia, Kalmykia and Tuva. A successful Mongolian Children’s Aid and Development Fund auction was held, MCed by Byamba Darinchuluun and Tony Ettinger, raising nearly $2,000 for the fund. A special thanks to the MACA board for their continuing support of the annual ceremony as well as our ongoing cultural and humanitarian projects, Chagaan Baatar, Chinggeltu Borjiged, Enghe Chimood, Tony Ettinger, Palgi Gyamcho, and their families. Many thanks to Sasha Nadbitov for capturing the day’s events on film. An edited film story of the day’s highlights will be available on DVD shortly.
MACA was a sponsor of a reception on October 25 hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, The Friends of Mongolia and Mongolia Connections, honoring Jonathan S. Addleton, Former Ambassador to Mongolia to mark the publication of the 52nd volume in the ADST- ACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series MONGOLIA AND THE UNITED STATES A Diplomatic History.
MACA was a sponsor of the 70th Anniversary of Kalmyk Deportation memorial meeting on December 1st, 2013 held by the Kalmyk Project organization at the Tibet House in New York. The guest of honor and speaker was Arkady Goryaev.
On December 7, MACA held the 21th annual memorial ceremony at the Nitsan Temple for the late Tsorj Lama, Gegeen and former Abbot of the Khorgho Sume in Western Sunid. Tsorj Lama was the second president of MACA.
MACA continued educational and scholarship support to several deserving students in Ulaanbaatar.In 2010 the Mongolian Arts Council, chaired by Mr. Jantsannorov, named the first 3 students as recipients of scholarships in the amounts of 1M Tg and two 500K Tg with funds provided by MACA generated through an interest bearing account established in Ulaanbaatar. In 2013, as in past years, nominations were evaluated and scholarships awarded. This program has been ably administered by our director on the ground in UB, Ch. Enghe.
During the year, the MACA web page ( was managed by our able web administrator, Belig Borjiged. The eTolbo version of our newsletter continues to be released through the MACA webpage. It contains articles and information updated on a periodic basis. Thank you very much Belig.
The last thing I might mention is our plans to transition the major responsibility for the planning and implementation of our annual Chinggis Khaan ceremony through a new organization, called the Chinggis Khaan Memorial Foundation. In due course, there will be a call for participation in the new organization, and I urge you to consider joining and contributing to its future success.
I close wishing you a joyful holiday season and much good health and success of every kind in the coming new year.
Sanj Altan


The 26th Annual Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony


The Mongol-American Cultural Association


The 26th Annual Chinggis Khan Memorial Ceremony

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Hotel, Princeton, New Jersey


Byambakhuu Darinchuluun, Master of Ceremonies

1:00 PM Opening Welcome, Sanj Altan, MACA
1:10 PM Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ritual
1:45 PM His Excellency B. Altangerel, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States
2:00 PM Mr. Ch. Munkhbayar, President, Southern Mongolian Cultural Association


2:15 PM Mr. Akram Gizabi, Hazara Community
Mr. B. Tumenulzii, Uvur Mongol community
Ms. Tsybikova Darima, Buriat Community
Ms. Nadbitova Tamara, Kalmyk Community
Mr. Eres Salchak, Tyvan community
Mr. Tegshjargal, “Unuudur” Newspaper Journalist
3:00 PM Ms. D. Otgonjargal, Ms. A. Jegjee, Mongolian School


3:10 PM Mongolian Children’s Aid and Development Fund Auction
3:30 PM Break

Cultural Segment

4:00 PM “Magtaal” Ensemble
4:45 PM Mr. Erdeni, Ms. Sichigma and Mr. Adis
5:30 PM Mr. Amarburen, Ms. Bolormaa, Mr. Tsengelsaikhaan, …….Mongolian Dance Company & Operatic Singers


6:15 PM Reception in honor of the artists (Mongolian cuisine, cash bar)

Cultural Segment

7:15 PM Mr. Delekhei
8:00 PM Ms. Sainkho Namtschylak

After Party

8:45 PM Mongol Party by DJ Baagi Beatz
11:45 PM Close


If reserved BEFORE 11/16: $30 Adults, $10 Students
If reserved ON 11/16: $30 Adults, $15 Youth (13+), $5 Children

It is better to reserve via our website BEFORE 11/16th!

When reviewing your donation, make sure to click on “Number of adults and children in party” to let us know how many people are in your group!



IGlobal University located in Annandale, VA is hiring Mongolians for full- and part-time positions.


IGlobal University located in Annandale, VA is hiring Mongolians for full- and part-time positions.


First Country (Mongolia) Full Scholarship and Merit Scholarships Are Available. Contact Dustin or David at (703) 941-2020 or email to

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Mongol Heritage Foundation’s 3 year Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser


Mongol Heritage Foundation’s 3 year Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser .

Date : Saturday , October 19th

Event starts at : 2:00 pm

Where : 135-53 Northern Blvd, suite 202, Flushing, NY , 11354

Celebrating 3 great years.

Reservations : (347)-437-9265, (347)-400-8591 / ,

Tickets only 25$ Youth accompanied by an adult Free !!!

* Open House celebration event
* Membership
* NYC Mongolia Festival 2014 Promotion
* Mongol music
* Silent Auction
* Amazing Presentations & FunMongol Heritage Foundation
* Mongol Cuisine
* Donations Welcome !

Support our anniversary fundraising !

100% of proceeds goes to Mongol Heritage Foundation.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal.



Mongolian Fest in Central Park Offers Wrestling and Genghis Khan Vodka New York

By Louie Lazar
Special to New York


CENTRAL PARK — In a scene that could have been straight from the grasslands of Mongolia, two pairs of wrestlers, each bare-chested except for a tight-sleeved vest around his shoulders, engaged in face-to-face battle — hands locked, arms outstretched, in a bid to take down his opponent.

But that scene on Saturday afternoon was instead taking place in a small meadow near Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain.

Nearby, on a long table filled with Mongolian fare, a few men poured vodka from a tall, gold bottle decorated with an image of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire.

“It’s good to get together and keep this tradition alive,” said Jamul Jadamba, 37, who finished second in the wrestling competition, before changing into a T-shirt that said “Yes We Khan.”

The wrestling competition was the highlight of the New York Mongolian community’s Naadam celebration, an annual festival commemorating Mongolia’s independence as well as the nation’s nomadic heritage.

About 75 people, including Od Och, the permanent representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, attended Saturday’s event, which was organized by the Mongolian Heritage Foundation of Flushing, Queens.

Byambakhuu Darinchuluun, president of the Mongol Heritage Foundation, said the goal of the event was to bring unity to the various Mongol peoples of the greater New York area and to promote Mongolian culture to the general population.

Darinchuluun said that in order to best replicate the pastoral environment of his homeland, he selected Central Park as a venue because it’s the “only place [in New York] with trees and grass.”

“It’s a very important occasion — we cannot just pass it over,” he said. “We have to celebrate.”

Naadam, also known as the “Three Games of Men” or the Nomad Olympics — the other sports being archery and horse racing — has its roots in centuries-old Mongol warrior competitions. In 2010, the festival was added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Each July 11 and 12 in Mongolia, thousands fill the capital city’s main stadium and welcome a procession of horsemen, athletes, soldiers, and monks during a colorful and joyous Opening Ceremony. Horse races take place across miles of open grasslands, as do hundreds of single elimination wrestling matches in which the winners are given titles such as “falcon,” “elephant,” and “lion.”

Landlocked between China and Russia, Mongolia has one of the lowest population densities of any nation on earth. But there are several hundred Mongolians living in the New York City area, according to Morris Rossabi, a professor of Mongolian History at Columbia University.

The greater New York area is also home to a sizable Kalmyk population, people of Mongol descent who are from Kalmykia, a Russian Republic on the Caspian Sea, he said.

Several of Saturday’s attendees dressed in traditional Mongolian costumes, and the top outfits were rewarded with prizes. The best wrestlers were given framed pictures of Mongolian calligraphy and were handed wads of cash.

Attached to a nearby rocky hill was the flag of Kalmykia, and at its base, a horse-headed fiddle — a long, double-stringed musical instrument that is a national symbol of Mongolia, rested against a picnic table. The Mongolian flag was staked almost precisely in the center of the meadow, and waved in the hot air.

Tsenguun Chinbat, 27, a teacher who is from Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, said she attended the festivities to connect and socialize with fellow Mongolians.

“I wanted to get a feel for home,” she said.


Mongol Naadam Vancouver, British Columbia


Mongolian Community Association  Vancouver, British Columbia Presents

Mongol Naadam

Where :Memorial South Park, 5955 Ross Street (at E 41st Avenue), Vancouver

When : Saturday , July , 13th

Contact : Bold  778-628-6067  Dashka  778-238-6939


Opening Ceremony

Greetings Honorary Consul of Mongolia Tobi Robbins


Children’s activity

Food:  Khorkhog, Khuushuur





Naadam 2013 Washington DC


If you can’t make it to Ulan Bator for Mongolia’s National Celebration Naadam the Mongol Naadam Festival in Washington DC is your next-best option. The event held annually in the Mongolian capital Ulan-baatar celebrates that country’s three main sporting pastimes: Mongolian wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing. Although the Washington DC Naadam is scaled back somewhat (there’s no archery competition, and a child’s footrace replaces the horse race), the wrestling competition is the main attraction;. The Mongol Naadam is not as bilingual as other festival in the area, so brush up on your conversational Mongolian and bring your appetite for khuushuur, deep-friend pockets of dough stuffed with minced mutton or beef, garlic and onions.


10:00 am Soccer Game

Opening Ceremony
We will sang Mongolian national anthem with great pride of National Naadam , each person put hands clasped tightly on their heart
Mongolian Entertainment
Mongolian Wrestling
Children’s Wrestling
Children’s Horse Race

Ticket : 5$

Time: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Date: Saturday , July, 13th, 2013

Location: Occoquan Regional Park – 9751 Ox Road, Lorton VA, 22079

Contact: 202-557-1989 , 703-472-9110, 703-725-4013, 757-561-6263, 202-352-7903


Mongolia National Day : Press Statement by John Kerry Secretary of State



Mongolia National Day
Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 9, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I would like to convey the very best wishes to the people of Mongolia as you celebrate your National Day on July 11.

There is certainly cause for celebration, as the people of Mongolia recently participated in yet another free and fair presidential election, evidence of Mongolia’s strong commitment to its democratic process. Through ongoing cooperation, the U.S. looks forward to further strengthening our bilateral relationship and promoting economic growth that will benefit both our countries.

I would like to express our gratitude to Mongolia for your invaluable contribution to coalition and international peacekeeping activities.

Mongolia is playing an active and important role in promoting peace and stability around the world, and the United States stands with you as partner and friend.


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Inaugural Address by Tsakhia ELBEGDORJ, President of Mongolia

Inaugural Address by Tsakhia ELBEGDORJ, President of Mongolia


Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, wearing traditional Mongolian clothing, takes oath at his inauguration after being re-elected, in front of the statue of Genghis Khan outside the national parliament building in downtown Ulan Bator July 10, 2013



Update : San Francisco Bay Area Mongolian Naadam Festival 2013

Image Source :Bay Area Mongolian Community Association


Update : NYC Mongol Naadam Celebration 2013

Image Source:  Mongol Heritage Foundation



NYC Mongol Naadam Celebration

Naadam rider 1
Naadam rider 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


English: Wrestling in the 2005 Naadam festival.
English: Wrestling in the 2005 Naadam festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


NYC Mongol Naadam




Please join us on Saturday July 6th for Mongol Heritage
Foundation’s Naadam Celebration.

Mongol Heritage Foundation & NYC Mongols, Kalmyk Project in the NYC is holding First annual Naadam celebration in near Bethesda Fountain ,Central Park , New York. The celebration will be opened by H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations.

The NYC Mongols celebration “Naadam” 2013 will take place on Saturday July 6th from 11:00am – 7:00 pm at the west side of the “Bethesda Fountain” Central Park where the Mongol tradition of “Naadam” will happen among the all Mongol people who live in the greater New York area.

This Festivity is the one of the major celebration on the Mongols honor of the national holiday of Motherland Mongolia. During the celebration, Mongolians compete in traditional sporting events and competitions that include , wrestling, and children’s wood horse racing.
In 2010, Naadam was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.

We encourage you to invite your friends and family to this exciting and interesting event where the New York Area Mongols will join together in a traditional celebration.

All of the Mongols including Buryats, Kalmyks, Hazaras ,Tuvans and Inner Mongolians are join in the celebration.

Everyone who is interested in Mongolia and Mongol Culture is invited; people who are interested in Mongolia and the Mongolian Culture such as Americans who have lived and worked in Mongolia through the Peace Corps will attend.

Where: The Bethesda Fountain, Central Park is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide.It is one of the most well known fountains in the world.This neoclassical sculpture, also known as Angel of the Waters, features an eight-foot bronze angel who stands above four small cherubim representing health, purity, temperance, and peace.

Location: Bethesda Fountain, Central Park
The Mall, New York, NY 10024

When: Saturday, July 6,
Time: 11 :00 am till 7:00 pm

Opening Welcome, H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations

Inner Mongolian Community Mr. Hasar Ayush
Kalmyk Community Ms. Kermen
Buryat Community Ms. Tsengiyev
Hazara Community Liquate Ali
Kalmyk Project NYC
Mongolian Ambulance Project
Wild Art Mongolia 2013 Expedition

The President of the Mongol Heritage Foundation Byambakhuu Darinchuluun will go over the agenda of the event

Program Highlights

Children’s Wood Horse Race
Children’s Shagai (ankle bone ) Game


Mongolian Song
Kalmyk Song
Buryat Song
Tsakhar song,
Hazara Song
Yokhor “Circle ” dancing

“I am mongol ” painting contest
The Best Traditional Mongolian male, female, and child’s clothing contest
Mongolian singing contest
Closing Ceremony Singing all Mongols .National Song (Warm Hear ted Land )

Main Organizers:
Mongol Heritage Foundation and NYC Mongols, Kalmyk Project NYC,

Supporting Organizations:

Permanent Mission of Mongolia to United Nations,
Hazara Organization Progress and Equality
Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center

Mongol American Cultural Association, Advanced Accounting, Sign. Inc and the NYC Inner Mongolian , Kalmyk, Hazara, Buryat, Tuva , Mongolian community

Writer, journalist , Louie Lazar

Asian Fusion Magazine , General Editor, Rick Lin

Get involved :You’ll meet new Mongol people, have fun and support a great event.

Let Mongol Culture Alive in New York City Tri-state Area

Volunteering, Partner and Sponsor Call :

Byambakhuu Darinchuluun Mongolia (347) 437-9265,
Dawood Changazi Hazara (347) 400-8591,
Kermen Dyumkeeva Kalmyk (347) 221-9123
Enkhbat Toochig Inner Mongolia (917)698-4367

Please bring food to share and your beverages to drink. There will be Mongolian food and games to play.

Boortsog, suutei tsai, byaslag and plates, napkins, silverware, etc. will be provided by the Mongol Heritage Foundation .

What to expect:
some ideas on what to expect and what you should do when you attend during Naadam Event.

Children’s Wooden Hobby Horse Rising
Although the NYC Naadam is scaled back somewhat (there’s no archery competition, and a child’s footrace replaces the horse race), the wrestling competition is the main attraction.

Naadam Dress

Mongol Malgai , Mongol Deel, Khantaaz,

Mongolian traditional wrestling is an untimed competition in which wrestlers lose if they touch the ground with any part of their body other than their feet or hand. When picking pairs, the wrestler with the greatest fame has the privilege to choose his own opponent. Wrestlers wear two-piece costumes consisting of a tight shoulder vest (zodog) and shorts (shuudag). Only men are allowed to participate.Each wrestler has an “encourager” called a zasuul. The zasuul sings a song of praise for the winning wrestler after rounds 3, 5, and 7.
Winners of the 7th or 8th stage earn the title of zaan, “elephant”. The winner of the 9th or 10th stage, is called arslan, “lion”. In the final competition, all the “zasuuls” drop in the wake of each wrestler as they take steps toward each other. Two time arslans are called the titans / giants, or avraga.

Shagai games are especially popular during the Mongolian summer holiday of Naadam. In shagai dice, the rolled shagai generally land on one of four sides: horse, camel, sheep or goat.
Mongolians still exchange shagai today as tokens of friendship. The shagai may be kept in a little pouch.A large variety of traditional Mongolian games are played using the shagai pieces. Depending on the game, the anklebones may be tossed like dice, flicked like marbles, shot at with arrows, caught in the hands, or simply collected according to the roll of a die. In many games, the side on which a tossed piece lands (horse, sheep, camel, or goat) is significant.

Typically it is blue to represent the beautiful blue sky. Please bring your Khadag greet with Mongols.

Mongolian Calligraphy
The Classic Mongolian script written from the top downwards and in clockwise turns and has a classic vertical direction which expresses the almost optimal movement of handwriting due to the theory of probability.

Yohor Dance
Yohor is a circle dance. Buryat Mongol peoples have some form of circle dance. Yohor is the Buryat version. The chief characteristics in this belief is the concept of the world axis, represented by a tree, by the serge, or by the oboo. As part of these customs there is the use of the circle dance for shamanist ritual and worship at these places which is called the yohor. The dance may encircle the sacred tree or object, or the shaman who is conducting a ritual. These circle dances may last for hours, and are punctuated by the phrases yohor-o or heeyo. The yohor is extremely ancient and is depicted on rock carvings thousands of years old.

NYC Mongol Library display

Mongol Library Project
Sep 2011 to Sep 2013
NYC Mongol Library is designed to provide the opportunity to explore the richness of Mongol history.
The Mongol Heritage Foundations Library provides many interesting and informative books in Mongolian, and English pertaining to Mongol history, art, geography, literature, and culture. In addition, recreational reading includes periodicals, newspapers, biographies, magazines, novels, and materials about travel.
Members can also enjoy video cassettes such as Mongol, Kalmyk , Tuvan, Hazara, Buryat, Inner Mongolian films, biographies, travel, documentaries, and life stories of Mongol Americans. We encourage members to check out books, and other materials, and reap the richness of Mongol, and Mongol-American history, events, culture, and experiences

Mongol Heritage Foundation Membership application
Mongol Heritage Foundation 2013-2014 Events Calendar

Food Tasting

Tsagaan idée -dairy products such as cheeses and hard curds

Cheese from milk of cattle, yaks, goats, or sheep.
Most commonly, the milk of yak and cattle is used. Goats and sheep are not milked in all places, but make for the most aromatic cheese. However, mongolian cheese doesn’t get to ripen like its european counterparts, so the overall taste is somewhat bland in comparison.

Korkhoi Aaruul
“Worm Aaruul” is a variation in the shape of little strands, often sweetened. Don’t press the fresh material, but put it through a meat grinder (available in every mongolian houshold) into small “worms”. Arrange those in little heaps for drying. This type of Aaruul is easier to chew (especially for children), but less suited for travel supplies.

khailmag, made from a mixture of shortening, water, flour, and sugar, pan-fried at a ridiculously high temperature until clarified oil separates at the sides of the pan. Reconstituted raisins are then added to the mix, and the result is a warm, delicious sludge that resembles a not-too-cheesy cheesecake

Suutei Tsai- The most favored drink during this holiday is Mongol milk tea .Milk tea is an indispensable part of the Mongolian’s daily life.

One of the Mongolian most famous delicious meals is of course the Khuushuur. It’s a meal that consist of meat, onions and other ingredients put together and wrapped with flour dough, and afterwards it’s fried in oil. Everyone loves the taste of khuushuur in Mongolia..Mongolians hold the fresh khuushuur between their palms and also with the tips of all fingers to stimulate the nerves and blood circulation in the hands. This is believed to be curative. In some occasions, a hot khuushuur is placed on the soles of the feet and other selected places to treat neurosis and health conditions related to the balance of the air element of the five elements composing the human body.

Boortsog Mongolian Deep Fried Cookies

After Party
There will be Naadam Party starting at 10pm;

DJ Baagii Beatz is pleased to announce the music for NYC Mongols

Naadam celebration 2013. The music has a largely Mongol theme. Event organizers have put considerable thought into selecting the music, and their choices blend traditional music with some newly commissioned pieces.

Address :BOSS Lounge @ Ktown; 10 West 32nd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001.

RSVP: 718.749.6006, 347.437.9265





Mongolia Monday- The WildArt Mongolia Expedition, Introducing The Mongol Artists, Part 3: Gadaan Dunburee

The Wild Art Mongolia 2013 Expedition update.


Mongolia Monday- The WildArt Mongolia Expedition, Introducing The Mongol Artists, Part 2: Batnasan Davaasabuu

The Wild Art Mongolia 2013 Expedition update.


The WildArt Mongolia Expedition-Introducing the Mongol Artists, Part 1: Tugsouyn Sodnom

The Wild Art Mongolia 2013 Expedition update.

Susan Fox

It gives me great, great pleasure to introduce the two Mongol artists who will be going on the WildArt Mongolia Expedition! I met them when I was in Ulaanbaatar last year and am very excited that they have signed on. Them are well-known in Mongolia and deserve to be known in the United States too.

Today, I would like you to meet Tugsoyun Sodnom. Next will be Oidoviin Magvandorj.


Tugsoyun was born in 1955.

She graduated from the Fine Art College, Ulaanbaatar in 1974 and from the Surikov Institute of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia, in 1980.

She has been exhibiting her work since 1974, both in Mongolia and internationally, participating in exhibitions in Bulgaria, Japan, Russia, Japan, India, Germany, Australia, Korea, the United States and London. Since 1974 she has participated in all of the Union of Mongolian Artists’ exhibitions.

Since 1974 she has designed and/or illustrated over 100 books.

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Mongolia Monday- Big News Coming Soon

the Wild Art Mongolia Expedition 2013.


Chiara Goia – “Mongolia’s Rainbow of Riches: What Will Be Past”

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Chiara Goia
   “Mongolia‘s Rainbow of Riches: What Will Be Past

April 9, 2013 – June 2, 2013

Opening night will feature Chiara and Patrick Witty, International Picture Editor at Time
                    Leading a discussion about the stories and images in Chiara’s work.

                     Opening Night: Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

Anna Van Lenten
“Greed keeps men forever poor, even the abundance of
This world will not make them rich.”
– Mongolian proverb
On April 9, photographer Chiara Goia will open an exhibit at The Half King of her images from the fastest growing economy in the world—Mongolia. Chiara’s work  looks at the cultural impact of Mongolia’s sudden economic growing pains and boons.

“Over the course of a generation, the Mongolia of pastoral nomads herding on grand steppes is moving into memory,” says Half King curator Anna Van Lenten. “Massive deposits of gold, copper, silver, and coal are luring foreign investment, raising prices, and despoiling the steppes. Chiara’s images capture the unease of a people whose cultural heritage hangs in the balance, as they adapt over the course of a single generation, to a market economy.”

The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional documentary photography. In tandem with its reading series, it fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, photo editor at Newsweek, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.

Chiara Goia was born and raised in Italy. Her clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Time, Le Figaro, and Vanity Fair. Among her recognitions are the Sony World Photography Award, the Canon prize for emerging photographers, and PDN‘s 30.  Documenting Mongolia’s dizzying transformations is an ongoing project.

Address : 505 west 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011

Ph.D. in Bio statistics Sanj Altan received one of the highest hon-ours bestowed upon a foreigner by the Mongolian Government: the Friendship (Nairamdal) Medal.


Washington DC, USA: Germany-born Ph.D. in Bio statistics Sanj Altan received one of the highest hon-ours bestowed upon a foreigner by the Mongolian Government: the Friendship (Nairamdal) Medal. Presented by Zandaakhuu Enkhbold Chairman of the State Great Hural (Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament )in a U.S. Capitol ceremony,March 20, 2013, the medal is a reflection of the affection and appreciation felt by Mongolians for his work. Sanj Altan was born in 1947 in Pfaffenhofen, Germany. His family emigrated to the US in 1951. His grandparents had fled Russia following the 1918 revolution and were part of the Kalmyk emigre community in Eastern Europe during the 20s, 30s and 40s. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1968 and from Temple University in 1977, with a PhD. in Bio statistics. He is currently employed by Johnson & Johnson where he supports pharmaceutical drug development. Sanj Altan traces his interest in Mongol culture to his parents, who insisted on speaking their Mongolian dialect at home, and his teachers, the late Professor Gombojab Hangin, who inspired his pursuit of the Pan-Mongol movement, and the late Tsorj Lama, former Abbott of the Khorgha Temple in Western Sunid, Inner Mongolia, who inspired his spiritual pursuit of the annual commemoration of Chinggis Khan.



A day celebrating Mongolic identity, solidarity, and diversity in Princeton, New Jersey

March 7, 2013: A March 2013 issue of the eTolbo has been published with additional material covering the 2012 Chinggis Khan Ceremony. Please make sure to read the well-written, first-person account of one of the attendees of the Chinggis Khan Ceremony! Many thanks to  Sansar Tsakhirmaa
I first became aware of the Mongol American Cultural Association (MACA) when I was googling for information on Mongolic communities based in the U.S. approximately four years ago. By visiting MACA’s website for the first time, I was also informed that a ceremony-featuring ethnocommunal gathering has been held on a yearly basis since the late 1980s. Having long yearned for connecting to the small,dispersed, but proud Mongolic communities in the American Northeast, in November,2012, I was lucky enough to reach Princeton and witness in person the burgeoning spirit of Mongolic identity, solidarity, and diversity that would not be similarly feltelsewhere. Not a historian, I’m not going to recount the founding myths of Mongolic peoples. Not a poet, I’m not going to couch my feeling with the event in literary phrases. Instead, as a student of social science, I consider that November day as one raising the consciousness of Mongolic identity, solidarity, and diversity within our diasporic communities and inviting further dialogues and even brotherly supports across our communities in Mongolia-the-independent-state, Southern Mongolia, Kalmyk, Buryatia, Tuva, and Hazaristan. Ethno national identity tells one who he or she is, who he or she is not,and of which group he or she may claim membership. The shared distinct self-identification of being ethnically Mongolic, regardless of whatever tribal affiliations, whatever religious practices, whatever linguistic nuances, whatever historical trajectories,would not have been around without an essentially similar collective memory of the political entity founded by Chinggis Khan centuries ago that gave rise to what is later known as a common claim to be Mongolic. However, in our times, such a common allegiance has rarely been hailed in an all-inclusive manner until MACA’s magnanimous efforts. While those from Mongolia-the-independent-state may not only claim their Mongolic identity but also be recognized as such, those of Mongolic heritages but from outside Mongolia may have, to varying extent, to inhibit their Mongolic identities for practical reasons. In this regard, the génie of Chinggis Khan Memorial Ceremony consists in its offering an opportunity for Mongolic peoples outside Mongolia the-independent-state to jointly and unfetteredly assert their
Mongolic identities, even if that lasts for only one day. Thus, many of our ethnic kins who may use non-Mongolic languages in daily life drove hundreds of miles for the annual gathering simply to “reboot” the aspect of their identity for which they want recognition and preservation.If coming together in honor of Chinggis Khan were all about identity, then we might ignore how much the event is also meant for promoting greater mutual contact,understanding, network, kinship, and even empathetic feelings among different Mongolic groups, among individuals within a group,and among individuals across groups. I positively noticed that attendees, different Mongolic groups as they represent, were not necessarily concentrated according to specific group or regional identities, but presented a tendency to seat themselves randomly, which had the potential of facilitating conversations between individuals who might previously have had little knowledge about one another’s Mongolic heritage. The event was also my first of its kind where members of different Mongolic groups had an opportunity to appreciate one another’s music, songs, and dances all within one sitting. I was no less impressed with the already-established cross-group networks evinced at the reception where members of different Mongolic groups were able to proactively approach one another. A day of building consciousness of one an other’s existence and experience may pave way for further interactions conducive to the development of emotional attachment. Such attachment will be indispensable in order to genuinely bind various Mongolic groups together by transcending the linguistic, religious,cultural, historical,and political barriers that give them myriad justifications not to build solidarity with one another. Solidarity building does not need to come at the expense of the amazingly diverse historical, cultural, religious, and linguistic heritages various Mongolic peoples claim. If MACA designates this annual ceremonial event for allowing people of Mongolic roots to assert a common identity as well as for generating greater cohesion among them, then it can equally be understood as a stage on which for Mongolic peoples to share with one another the unique and distinct aspect of their identity.
The dancers and singers from Mongolia-the-independent-state represented the most-blossoming and best-supported of Mongolic cultural traditions by showcasing the biyelgee dance as well as the inebriatingly beautiful operatic singing’s developed out of folk songs (ardiin duu). In the meantime, the band from the Ordos subregion of Southern Mongolia signaled to attendees a persistent and unrelenting pride Southern Mongolians take in their Mongolic identity by graciously blending both ethnic andpopular elements into their rendition and by offering a medley of Southern Mongolian folk songs that people like me have been so much missing. Buryat artist Namgar Lkhasaranova and the other two ethnomusicians demonstrated the highly distinct musical heritage of the Buryat people in Southern Siberia that I had not been able to contemplate until at the event. As the first Mongolic community settled in the U.S. and the most significant proponents of MACA, Kalmyks dedicated their fusion of Oiratic and North Caucasus traditions, which again invited various Mongolic peoples to marvel at our diversity. Though subjected to mass deportation in the mid-1940s, Kalmyks not only maintained their ethnic morale, but also initiated the presence of Mongolic peoples in the U.S. The representation of the Iranic-speaking Hazara people at the ceremony can also be marked as an example of re-oriented ethnonational consciousness and of the tremendous cultural and historical diversity among Mongolic peoples we have yet to explore. Hereby, another génie of MACA’s annual Chinggis Khan Memorial Ceremony is its serving as probably the only occasion, tomy knowledge, to be able to integrate a widest possible range of Mongolic diversity into one theme.
Thanks to pioneers of our senior generations from Southern Mongolia (Övör Mongol),Kalmykia (Xalimag), and Mongolia-the-independent-state (Ar Mongol) who sowed the seeds for a Pan-Mongolic communal tradition in the U.S., this annual gathering has been hopefully achieving a threefold mission: commemorating a common founding hero, Chinggis Khan, who laid the foundation for the distinct identities Mongolic peoples hail today, congregating people of various Mongolic heritages to facilitate their mutual understandings as well as to revive ethnic kinship that has been historically undermined, as well as consolidating support from the greater U.S. society with regard to issues concerning the Mongolic world. In retrospect, this year we have had music and dance heritages of Mongolia-the-independent-state, Southern Mongolia, Kalmykia, Buryatia represented. In prospect, perhaps next year there would be those of Tuva and Hazaristan added?



The North America-Mongolia Business Council Newsletter

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The North America-Mongolia Business Council, Inc. 

Since 1990, Mongolia’s key link to Canada & the USA


NEWSLETTER      March 15, 2013


RE:         Public events in US & Canada during the North America visit of Parliament Chairman Enkhbold and Ulaanbaatar Governor Bat-Uul, March 18-28; Mongolian student wins logo design contest for 40th anniversary of Canada-Mongolia relations; April 19 is registration deadline for NAMBC’s 23rd AGM, Washington, DC, May 7-8



Open-to-the-Public Events during Enkhbold/Bat-Uul delegation visit to the US and Canada – From March 17 to March 29, Parliament Chairman Z. Enkhbold and Ulaanbaatar Governor/Mayor E. Bat-Uul will visit Denver, Washington, DC, New York City, Ottawa, and Vancouver. Governor Bat-Uul will also visit Calgary. The following events are open to the public. Two of the three are free; all require an RSVP.

Denver – Monday evening, March 18, 6:00 PM – Reception at the Denver Botanical Gardens, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, hosted by the Denver Botanic Gardens, Wagner Equipment, Inc. and the Ulaanbaatar-Denver Sister Cities Committee, in honor of Chairman Enkhbold, Governor Bat-Uul, Mongolian Ambassador to the US Bulgaa Altangerel and the Mongolian Delegation; FREE but RSVP required to Honorary Consul Office in Denver by 12:00 Noon, March 18, (303) 981-8274,

Denver – Tuesday morning, March 19, 8:00 AM —  “Discovering Mongolia: A Conversation with Speaker Enkhbold,” 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM; breakfast and public forum on Mongolia and business in Mongolia with Speaker Enkhbold and other panelists; at the Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver, 2044 East Evans Avenue, Joy Burns Center. This program is sponsored by the World Trade Center Denver, the Daniels College of Business and the NAMBC; famed Mongolian columnist and TV commentator, D. Jargalsaikhan, will be the moderator. Fee: $35 for World Trade Center Members; $45 for Non-Members; advance registration required,  See flyer attached. Both Speaker Enkhbold and Jargalsaikhan earned International MBAs at the University of Denver.


Vancouver – Thursday afternoon, March 28, 3:00 PM— “Current Developments in Mongolia,” an address by Speaker Enkhbold followed by a panel discussion, sponsored by the University of British Columbia Institute of Asian Research, Program on Inner Asia at the UBC Robson Square Center, Room C215, 800 Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, BC; Speaker Enkhbold will be introduced by Anna Biolik, former Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia. Panelists include Charles Krusekopf, Royal Roads University and Executive Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies; Dirk van Zyl, Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, UBC; Jonathan Lotz, Heenan Blaikie; and Julian Dierkes, Institute of Asian Research, UBC. FREE but advance registration is requested at

April 19 is registration deadline for NAMBC 2013 Annual General Meeting,  Washington, DC, May 7-8 ; Non-Members welcome — The registration deadline for the NAMBC’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Washington, DC, May 7-8, 2013 is April 19,  after which a US$75 late fee is imposed. A registration form is available below. Non-members are warmly welcome.

The AGM starts on the evening of Tuesday, May 7, with an opening reception at the Mongolian Embassy hosted by Ambassador Bulgaa Altangerel, followed on Wednesday, May 8, by a full day of presentations and discussion, including lunch. Speakers will include senior US Government officials, diplomats of Mongolia, the US and Canada, and a panel of experts on Mongolia with a cumulative 80 years hands-on experience of and in the country.

Venue for the 2013 AGM is the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View, 2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202, 10 minutes from Reagan National Airport and close by a Metro station. April 15 is the deadline for reserving hotel rooms at the NAMBC group rate of US$219 per night for single or double occupancy, which includes breakfast. To make room reservations at the discounted rate, click on the link below to reach the automated reservation system for the hotel; that site already contains the group code (namnama). If you wish to reserve rooms for check-in before May 6 or check-out after May 9 OR if you encounter any difficulty with the online system, please contact our event manager at the hotel, Ms. Latoya Swan,, telephone (571) 814-4048 . Be sure to mention that you are reserving at the NAMBC rate.

Paste the following address into your browser to access the hotel’s online reservation page:

Mongolian mining student wins logo design competition for 40th anniversary of Mongolia-Canada diplomatic relations — Seventy-four designs were received in the competition among Mongolian students sponsored by the Canadian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar to design the logo commemorating the 40th anniversary of Canada-Mongolia diplomatic relations. The winning design was submitted by B. Bold-Erdene, a second year mining student at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. Canadian Ambassador Greg Goldhawk  presented Bold-Erdene with a new iPhone 5 as a prize, noting that the independent selection panel found it difficult to make a final choice because all the entries reflected different facets of the bilateral relationship. Mongolia opened diplomatic relations with Mongolia on November 30, 1973. The Canadian Embassy in UB opened in 2008. The design is in the public domain and all Canadian companies involved in Mongolia are welcome to use it during this anniversary year.



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Alexandria, VA 22314-3511 USA

Cell 703-994-9861

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North America-Mongolia Business Council, Inc.

23rd Annual General Meeting

7-8 May 2013 – Washington, DC


Registration deadline is April 19, after which a late registration penalty of US$75 per person is assessed.  For NAMBC Members Only, 2nd and all other delegates from the same company receive a 20% discount.


After filling out this form, send it by email to or by fax to 01+ (703) 549-6526. Please fill out a separate form for each delegate if you are registering more than one.


Name (as you wish nametag to read):

Position Title:


Mailing address & postal code:

Telephone (land line or cell):

Direct email address for each delegate:

Registration Category/fee per person (circle or boldface one):

Non-Members — US$1500 per person

Corporate Voting Members of NAMBC or BCM Members – US$720 per person

Mongolian-owned companies:

Small: US$300     Medium:  US$500    Large: US$750

Non-Profit Organizations/International Organizations — US$375

US and Canadian Government personnel — US$100

Full-time university professors – US$100

University student enrolled led full-time — US$50

Members of Canadian Alumni of Mongolia (CAM) or US Alumni of Mongolia (USAM) under 25 if not employed fulltime— $50

Remittance will be paid (check or boldface one) by check __by wire transfer___

Mail checks, drawn in US dollars on a US bank to the order of “NAMBC”, to:

2013 AGM, NAMBC, 1015 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA. For wire transfer instructions, contact



Flow of N.Y.C ” State of Mind Party

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Washington DC Metropolitan Area Mongolian Party 2013
Presented by: MongolEvents , DJ Baagii

Flow of N.Y.C ” State of Mind Party

NYC meets DC Party” series are starting for new season…..This is the 1st event for NYC Mongols meets DC Mongols.

Where: Bistro Bistro French restaurant & lounge (The chic new “In” spot that is catering to the all the “beautiful people” of DC)

Location: 1727 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20009
When: Saturday: 2/2/2013
Time: 10:00 pm – 3:00 am
Tickets : 15$


DJ Baagii Beatz
TOMA 2013 DMS(Those Of My Allies Discovering My Style)

(Mongolian Special Events, Event Planning,Entertainment)

Nothing ignites passion more than music, and New York’s club-goers are a very passionate bunch. Fueled by the world’s most renowned turntable artists, NYC’s music scene is eclectic, innovative and fluid. Here are the Big Apple’s hottest Mongol talents, making it all happen behind the decks.DJ Baagii Beatz rocks out the new format in music and plays hip-hop, rock, house, old School ,Dance, Top 40, R&B,80’s 90’s & Party Anthems,and more. Something for everyone’s musical tastes.

What to expect:

* Icebreaker games
* Professional photography
* Prizes & Giveaways all night
* I love N.Y.C themed video
* N.Y.C Signature Cocktail The Brooklyn

Ages 18+ to enter and 21 to drink
No Dress Code

TABLE RESERVATIONS: 202.718.4683 , 718.749.6006
More info:


Currently DJ Baagii Beatz spins at several nightclubs and lounge. DJ residencies at some of the hottest nightlife spots in New York City..
Venues such as :
– Arena
– Providence
– LeSouk
– Bar 13
– Griffin (with famous DJ NiNa Ski)
– Circle
– District 36
– Hiro (closing party)
– The Park NYC
– White Rabbit (with famous DJ Enferno)
– Cellar Bar (Park Hotel)
– Copia
– Greenhouse (opened the party for legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff)
– The Caulfield
– P.S 450
– Splash

– Zendo Lounge
– D.I.P Aquabar Lounge (indoor pool lounge)
– Boss Lounge
– 3Ten Lounge
– 3rd Floor Cafe Lounge
– Spot Lounge
– XVI Rooftop Lounge
– 230 5th ave Rooftop Lounge
– Play Lounge
– Pop Burger Lounge
– Hudson Terrace Rooftop Lounge

(Private Parties)
– Aeropostale Clothing company private party @ MoMA
– Christmas party for NYPD @ Copia Club
– Fashion Week party @ BeBe Store
– 3 years of New Years party inclufing countdown @ Bar 13
Speed Dating event @ Soho Grand hotel
– Embrace Fashion magazine opening party @ Soho Grand Hotel
– 2013 New Year Party for Mongolian people in NYC @ Tangra Lounge
– Private Spanish community parties, Reggae Dancehall parties
– Also birthday party, reunion, sweet 16, baptism, high school dance, prom, wedding etc..

Join Flow of N.Y.C ” State of Mind Party



2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 19,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.


Are you looking for that perfect Christmas gift ?

Mongolian Leather Painting, cattle horn hand souvenir, water color painting, calligraphy,    for Christmas gift .
call 202-718-4638.

Mongolian Calligraphy

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US-Mongolia Business Forum at MINExpo on September 24

September 17 is deadline to sign up for free USDOC US-Mongolia Business Forum at MINExpo on September 24

Canadian, US and Mongolian companies welcome to attend free USDOC US-Mongolia Business Forum at Las Vegas, September 24 – Register by

September 17 – September 17 is the RSVP deadline for the US Commerce Department’s Sixth US-Mongolia Business Forum on Monday, September 24, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM, during the MINExpo 2012 trade show in Las Vegas. The Forum will focus on mining and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. There is no charge to attend and you may attend even if you are not registered for MINExpo. All US, Canadian and Mongolian companies are welcome. Over 180 Mongolian mining executives are expected at MINExpo.To register for the Forum and receive further details, please send an email before September 17 to Ms. Zhen Gong Cross, Head of Mongolian Affairs, US Commerce Department, with your name, title, company/organization, telephone number and direct email address. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Gong-Cross by email, telephone (202-482-2910) or Fax 202-482-1576. For full access to the MINExpo show, you may register at The General Registration fee for the show is $200 but the US.-Mongolia Business Forum on September 24 is free.

Source :US Commerce Department


His Excellency Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia—and former HKS student–will return to the Kennedy School for a September 21st Forum.


A Public Address by His Excellency Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia

Moderated by David Ellwood, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

To enter the lottery, click here between Thursday, September

13 at 12:00 PM and Sunday, September 16 at 12:00 PM. Winners will be notified via email on Monday, September 17, and must be available to pick up their tickets on Tuesday, September 18 or Wednesday, September 19 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Institute of Politics. NO EXCEPTIONS

Enter the Lottery

Start: Thursday, September 13, 2012 – 9:00am
End: Sunday, September 16, 2012 – 12:00am

Contact Information: Please contact the Forum office at 617-495-1380 with any questions.

Notification Information: Winner will notified via email on Monday, Sept 17.

Ticket Pickup Information: Tickets must be to pick up on Tuesday, September 18 or Wednesday, September 19 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Institute of Politics. NO EXCEPTIONS



Ambassador to Mongolia: Who Is Piper Campbell?


The landlocked nation of Mongolia, sandwiched between Russia and China, has long been one of the most remote and least developed places in the world. Its progress toward democracy and economic development since the end of the Cold War will likely be familiar to the career diplomat nominated by President Obama on March 5, 2012, to be the next ambassador to Mongolia.

Piper Anne Wind Campbell, daughter of Gay Campbell and David N. Campbell, a longtime director of Gibraltar Industries, which manufactures and distributes building materials. She was born circa 1966 in Buffalo, New York, and graduated Nichols School, a Buffalo prep school, in 1984. She later said her participation in a summer exchange program to Japan “definitely set me onto this career path in diplomacy.” Campbell earned a B.S. in Foreign Service with a certificate in Asian Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1988, and a Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1999.

She worked briefly for an organization promoting trade between Western New York and Canada prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1989. She began her career with service as a consular and administrative officer at the embassy in Manila, Philippines, followed by a stint as a general services officer providing support to the three U.S. missions in Brussels, Belgium (to the EU, to NATO and to Belgium). Campbell served in the State Department Operations Center from 1994 to 1995, and in the International Organizations Bureau from 1995 to 1996. Detailed to the civil affairs section of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Balkans from 1996 to 1998, Campbell helped the US Agency for International Development (USAID) establish an office in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia, in 1998.

After taking a one-year leave to earn her M.P.A. in 1999, Campbell covered Asian issues and Security Council reform at the U.S. Mission to the UN in New York from 1999 to 2002, and served as counselor for Humanitarian Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2002 to 2006. Campbell then served at the Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, first as deputy chief of mission, starting September 20, 2006, and then as chargé d’affaires ad interim from August 25, 2008, to January 19, 2009.

Back in Washington, Campbell served as chief of staff to Jack Lew, the deputy secretary of state for Management and Resources, until being named consul general at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq, on July 12, 2011.

Piper Campbell has donated $3,200 to Democratic candidates and organizations over the years, with $1,500 going to the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry and $700 to the Democratic National Committee in 2004; she also donated $1,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008, according to An avid runner, Campbell has competed in marathons and half marathons on three continents.




Mongolian American Yahoo Groups

  1. Amerikmongolchuud · “AmerikMongolchuud” Mongolian Community
  2. arlington_mongolians · Arlington area Mongolians
  3. bay_area_mongolian_soccer · Bay Area Mongolian Soccer
  4. bay_area_mongolians · The Bay Area Mongolian Community
  5. california_mongols
  6. ChicagoMongols · Chicago Mongols
  7. colo_mongols · Colorado Mongolians
  8. dctsuglaan · DC Mongol Tsuglaan
  9. florida_mongolians
  10. HamagMongol · Mongolian Americans
  12. la_mongolchurch
  13. la_mongols
  14. mongolianyouthleaders · Mongolian Youth Leaders
  15. orloo · Welcome to Orloo Group
  16. sac_mongolians · sacramento_mongolians
  17. sfbaymongols
  18. us_mongols · US Mongols
  19. wastate_mongolians · WA State dahi Mongolchuud
  20. mongoliadc
  21. New_York_Mongolians
  22. temtsel · Bainuu US Mongolian Community
  23. huhtenger  Bay Area Mongolians
  24. mongol_toronto
  25. mgl_immanuel · “Immanuel” San Francisco Mongolian Christian church
  26. Canada_Mongol · Canadian Mongolian
  27. albertamongols · Alberta Mongols
  28. AmericanMongols · American Mongolian Academy 
  29. mongolian_frontiers · American Mongolian Frontiers
  30. themongolianschool
  31. mongoliancommunity · Mongolian Community  Center Los Angeles
  32. MongolSurguuli · Mongol Surguuli
  33. mongolcc · Mongolian Cultural Center
  34. m_americans · Mongolian Americans’s Group
  35. helpj1students · Support Mongolian J-1 students
  36. mongoltoronto · Mongolian Community of Ontario
  37. sac_mgl_students · Mongolian Students Club in Sacramento
  38. fulbright_mongolia_2011 · Mongolian Fulbright group 2011 



Kalmyk Day , New Jersey



Soccer Game at Oak Glen Park Begins @ 9:00am
Teams: Mongolian, Tibetan & Kalmyks

Then Kalmyk Cultural Day Begins @ 2:00pm
Performances by:

  • Kalmyk Adult Dancers, Singers
  • Kalmyk Kids’ Singers, Dombar players
  • Kalmyk Rock Band
  • Ethnic Food Tastings
  • Cash Bar – Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Shaslik

Smithsonian Institute will be present along with Local Press coverage



Mongol American Facebook Page

Mongol American is inviting you to visit Facebook Page to build a closer relationship with your Mongol American Friends and their organizations.  Support Local Mongol American Business or find nearest Mongol Events Activity to join.

  1. Mongol Heritage Foundation
  2.  MongolEvents
  3. Mongolian Community of Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
  4. Mongolian Community of Denver Colorado Area
  5. Mongolian Community of  Washington DC Area
  6. Mongolian Community of San Francisco Bay Area
  7. Mongolian Community  of Seattle Metropolitan Area
  8. Mongolian Community Association of Colorado
  9. Mongolian American Chamber of Commerce
  10. Mongolian Community Association of Wisconsin
  11. Mongolian Community Association of Texas
  12. Sacramento Mongolian Community Association (MCA) Sacramento
  13. New York Area Mongolians
  14. Southern Mongolian Human Rights
  15. Mongolian Students Club at City College of San Francisco
  16. Alliance of Mongolians in USA
  17. San Francisco State University Mongolians
  18. Orloo
  19. Chicago Mongolian School
  20. Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
  21. Illinois State Mongolian Non Profit Organizations United Council
  22. Chicago 1st Ward Mongolians
  23. Mongolian Soccer League in Washington DC
  24. Washington DC Area Mongolians
  25. Mongol American Cultural Association
  26. Mongolian Cultural Center
  27. Mongolian School of Colorado
  28. UB Nails
  29. Altan Bumbug Club
  30. Mongolian Women’s Development Foundation
  31. US-Mongolia tennis club
  32. Mongolian American Student Association
  33. Air Bridge LLC
  34. City of Ulaanbaatar Park, Denver Colorado
  35. Tulga Club
  36. SF Bay Mongolians
  37. TulgaT
  38. Mongolians in Seattle
  39. Blue Sky Education Project
  40. Toronto Mongolians
  41. The Mongol Children’s Festival and Competition in USA
  42. American Mongolian Association 
  43. Mongol Rally Team America 
  44. SFSU Mongolians
  45. Mongolian American Chamber of Commerce
  46. Mongolian in America book
  47. Ella Ekko
  48. SweetYmotion
  49. Amirdash
  50. Aka Odko
  51. Nominjin
  52. Mongolian American Football Association 
  53. Mongolian American Basketball Association
  54. Mongolian American Children’s Foundation
  55. Miss Mongolia USA
  56. US Mongolia Tennis Club
  57. Association of Mongolian Students In America
  58. Sterling Ballet Academy
  59. Seattle Mongol Church
  60. MG Logistics LLC
  61. Mashbat Brothers/Films

Mongol American Facebook Page  


Mongol American Facebook Groups


Mongol American Presenting Facebook Groups.

Are you eager to looking for Mongol Americans on Facebook Groups ?

We are recommending to you  recent and most active Facebook Groups .

  1. NYC Mongol
  2. Mongolian Student Association-Los Angeles
  3. Mongolians in Boston
  4. Cool Mongolians Chi-Town only Chicago
  5. Chicago Bulls Mongolian Fans
  6. Bay Area Mongolians Zar
  7. Mongolian American Student Association (MASA)
  8. Chicago Mongolian Football
  9. Bay Area Mongolian Com
  10. The Mongolian School of the National Capitol Area
  11. NYC MGL
  12. Cool Mongolians in Los Angeles
  13. Mongolians in Saskatoon  Canada
  14. Hazara Mongolian Global Initiative
  15. Young Mongolian Professionals Association in America ,NGO
  16. Mongolian Students Non Profit  Organization in America (MSNOA)
  17. DMV Mongolians
  18. Hazara Association of Canada
  19. Kalmyk American Association
  20. Kalmyk Brotherhood Society
  21. Buryats in America
  22. NYC & New Jersey Kalmyks
  23. Гадаадад суугаа монголчууд (Mongolians who lives in Overseas)
  24. American Youth Leadership Program with Mongolian
  25. American Mongolian Basketball
  26. Canadian Alumni of Mongolia
  27. PC- Mongolia DC
  28. Mongolian American Women’s Association
  29. Mongolians in Boston (the new better version)



Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab

Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab (1883–1964) was supposedly the last Mongolian Khutugtu, a Lamaist dignitary believed to be an incarnation of Buddha, politician and Mongolian-American scholar. Jamsrangjab was a Khalkha Mongolian and considered the living Buddha among the Mongols. He had strong friendly ties with Dalai Lama and Chiang Kai-shek. Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, respected Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab as his mentor and teacher during his visit to the monastery he founded in New Jersey, USA.

When Jamsrangjab was born to commoners, Bashlu and Gimbeles, in Zagdsambar of Zasagt Khan (in modern Zavkhan Province), there spread mysterious but amazing tales about his born. At his age of 5, Bogd Khan declared Jamsrangjab to be the after-life of the late Diluwa. Jamsrangjab with his parents moved to th