Tag: research

The Kalmyks: The Mongols who were left Behind


 

This film was created by Dechen Kelden, a Kalmyk Mongolian who was born and raised in Jackson, NJ. She is a current student at Sarah Lawrence College who took on this project to create an accessible film for young Kalmyks to learn about their history as an Oirat group from the Western Steppes of Mongolia. She is interested in Cultural Preservation studies and working within the Tibetan community based in New York City.
This film is currently a sample and will be expanded upon in the near future with additional interviews and a possible Russian translation.

Any questions or comments please email kalmykmovie@yahoo.com

Directed by Dechen Kelden
Produced and Edited by Tenzin Wangchuk

 

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‘I am Mongolian’ International Childrens Day Event NYC

‘I am Mongolian’ International Childrens Day Event NYC


Mongol Heritage Foundation  pleased to present. “I am Mongolian “International Children’s Day Event.

The event will be held on Saturday June 2nd, 2012 from 12:00 am 3:00 pm. The event will be held at Mongol Heritage Foundation located at 135-53 NORTHERN BLVD SUITE 202, Flushing, NY. 11354

I am Mongolian “Event will be filled with learning about Mongolia, art activities, gifts, film, and many more surprises.

Program

  • NYC area Mongolian children’s networking
  • My knowledge about Mongolia  children’s joint art  activities organized by NYC area Mongolian Parents
  • “Let’s Travel Mongolia” interactive teaching by Ethnographer , Historian   Byambakhuu Darinchuluun
  • Horse Racing Children Documentary film (Namuun Zet Production)
  • International Children’s Day Gift

Sponsored by: Mongol American Cultural Association

Presented by: Ethnographer, History teacher   Byambakhuu Darinchuluun

Byambakhuu Darinchuluun graduated from National State University of Mongolia in 2003

During year 2006-2009 he taught Mongolian Culture class at the Mongolian School of the National Capital Area (MSNCA).

Since Mongol Heritage Foundation established he started teaching Mongolian Language, History, Culture class.

Register your attendance. Seats are Limited.

If you have any questions, please call 202-718-4638

2012 BUDDHISM RETREAT FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian descent

2012 BUDDHISM RETREAT FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian descent


Workshop on Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhist Culture

The three-day Buddhism Retreat for university students of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian descent will be held at the Garrison Institute,Garrison,NY from July 5 to 7, 2012.   The Garrison Institute is housed in a beautifully renovated 77,000 square foot former Capuchin monastery with comfortable accommodations and wonderful meeting facilities. Located one hour north of New York City on the banks of the Hudson River, surrounded by forest and fields, it offers a unique, authentic setting for ideal retreats.

The retreat is hosted by Office of Tibet, NY and the Institute of Tibetan Classics, Montreal and it is being presented by the Dalai Lama Trust. It is supported by the Camellia Foundation.

The resource persons for the retreat include Geshe Thupten Jinpa, principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Gelek Rinpoche, a Tibetan spiritual master and founder of Jewel Heart Centers headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Geshe Damdul Namgyal, a former Religious Assistant to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and currently associated with the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative of the Emory University, Alanta; Lama Pema Wangdak, a founder of the Vikramasila Foundation and the Palden Sakya Centers; and several others.

The retreat is open to students that are about to enter, currently enrolled or recently graduated from college/university.

Surrounding view from the Garrison Institute

The retreat is free, but the participants have to bear their own travel expenses. The host organizations will meet the expenses of the participants’ board and accommodation at the Garrison Institute. The participants are expected to check in at the Garrison Institute on the evening of July 4 and check-out from the institute after the retreat on July 8.

A total of 100 participants will be accepted on first come, first serve basis. Those interested to participate in the retreat should send the following information to sign up for the retreat to Tsewang Phuntso at phuntso@igc.org

A detail curriculum of the retreat will be circulated shortly.

Registration Information
Name
Address
College/University
Major/Focus of study
Email address (personal and not university address)
Phone:
Please specify in the email if you are recent graduate

http://tibetoffice.org/media-press/events/2012-buddhism-retreat-for-tibetan-university-students-registration-call

Mongolian American Student Associaton

Mongolian American Student Associaton


Mission

Our mission is to facilitate and foster Mongolian American students to achieve their educational and professional career goals, while strengthening and sustaining better communities.

Description
Education is the ultimate key to success. There are many Mongolian Americans who miss the opportunity to get higher education due to lack of information. Many think they can’t juggle their time well between work and school. Some think they can’t attend college because they are undocumented or they can’t afford it. Some may not even see a well advantage from attending a college. Thus, Mongolian American Cultural Association  will help you  provide information and encourage students to achieve their educational and career goals.
Mongolian American Student Survey
Questions :
Are you Mongolian currently living in the United States ?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you currently enrolled in school ?
  • Yes
  • No
What is the highest level of education your father has completed?
  • High School
  • Some College
  • Bachelor
  • Masters
  • PhD
  •  Unknown
What is the highest level of education your mother has completed?
  •  High School
  •  Some College
  •  Bachelor
  •  Masters
  •  PhD
  •   Unknown
 Is your immediate family currently living in the United States?
  •  Yes
  •  No
 What was the main reason you/your family decided to move to the United States?
  •  Education
  •  Financial
  •   Other
 Would you be interested in joining a not for profit Mongolian American student organization?

  •  Yes
  •   No

What the main reason you are interested in joining a Mongolian American student organization?

…………………………………………

What activities/events would most attract you to attend an event?

  •  Social events
  •  Educational events
  •  Networking events
  •   Others:

What is the best means to reach you with information regarding activities/events? (check all that apply):

  • E-mail
  • Word of mouth
  • Facebook
  •  Text message
  •  Twitter
  •  Other (please specify):

Where do you see yourself in the following years?

Attending school Working in Mongolia Working in USA
5 years Where do you see yourself in the following years? 5 years Attending school 5 years Working in Mongolia 5 years Working in USA
10 years Where do you see yourself in the following years? 10 years Attending school 10 years Working in Mongolia 10 years Working in USA
20 years Where do you see yourself in the following years? 20 years Attending school 20 years Working in Mongolia 20 years Working in USA

Do you feel adequately prepared to get a job?

  •  Yes
  •  Somewhat
  •  Not really
  •  No

What do you think is your biggest career challenge?

……………………………………..
In your opinion how important is it to have career guidance and access to careers services like Career finder tests, interview coaching, CV clinics, etc. at this stage?
  •  Very important
  •  Important
  •  Somewhat important
  •  Not important

Indicate age:

  •  Under 16
  •  16-18
  •  19-21
  •   22-25
  •   26-30
  •   30+
 Indicate gender:
  •  Male
  •  Female
 Where were you born?
  •  Mongolia
  •  USA
  •  Other:
At what age did you come to the states?

………………………
How long have you been living in the United States? (in years)

……………………….
Which state do you live in?
  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4.  Arkansas
  5.  California
  6.  Colorado
  7.  Connecticut
  8.  Delaware
  9.  Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12.  Idaho
  13.  Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  20.  Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22.  Michigan
  23.  Minnesota
  24.  Mississippi
  25. Missouri
  26. Montana
  27.  Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31.  New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37.  Oregon
  38.  Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42.  Tennessee
  43.  Texas
  44.  Utah
  45.  Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50.  Wyoming
What is your household income in U.S. dollars?
  •  Below $40,000
  •  $40,000-$60,000
  •  $60,000-$80,000
  •  $80,000 +
What is your current residency status in the United States?
  •   Citizen
  •   Green Card Holder
  •    F-1 Student Visa
  •    Undocumented
  •    Other Visa. Please specify
What is your living condition?
  •  I live alone
  •  I live with roommates
  •  I live with relatives/family
  •   Other:
Would you like to be entered into a raffle for $50 Visa Gift Card? If you click yes, then you will be asked to provide contact information in case you are the winner!
  •  Yes
  •   No

Please provide your e-mail address:……………………………

Email :bganba2@uic.edu  , okushag@gmail.com ,  Masasuragch@gmail.com