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The 26th Annual Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony


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The Mongol-American Cultural Association

Celebrates

The 26th Annual Chinggis Khan Memorial Ceremony

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

PROGRAM

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

Greetings

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

Auction

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

Reception

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

SUGGESTED DONATIONS:

If reserved BEFORE 11/16: $30 Adults, $10 Students
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Mongolia National Day : Press Statement by John Kerry Secretary of State


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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.

 

Source :http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/07/211620.htm

 

Update : San Francisco Bay Area Mongolian Naadam Festival 2013


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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.


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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.

 

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

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NEWSLETTER      March 15, 2013

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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

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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, legalsupport@wagenlander.com.

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, www.wtcdenver.org  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

http://bit.ly/mongoliamarch28.

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, Latoya.Swan@renaissancehotels.com, 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:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasry-residence-inn-arlington-capital-view/?toDate=5/9/13&groupCode=namnama&stop_mobi=yes&fromDate=5/7/13&app=resvlink

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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Please note the AGM registration form below.

As always, fastest way to reach me directly is at steve@nambc.org

Steve

Steve Saunders
President
NAMBC
1015 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3511 USA
703-549-8444

Cell 703-994-9861
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North America-Mongolia Business Council, Inc.

23rd Annual General Meeting

7-8 May 2013 – Washington, DC

AGM REGISTRATION FORM

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 hqinfo@nambc.org 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:

Organization/Company:

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 hqinfo@nambc.org

 

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$

Featuring

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

MongolEvents
“LIKE” http://www.facebook.com/pages/MongolEvents/27655454597
(Mongolian Special Events, Event Planning,Entertainment)

Music
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:
http://www.mixcrate.com/djbaagii
http://byamba.cms2.picaholic.net/
http://mongolevent.wordpress.com/
http://mongolevents.blogspot.com/

Bio.

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 :
(Clubs)
– 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

(Lounges)
– 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

 

Surharban Buryat Picnic NYC


 

Surharban – Buryat National Festival of sport and culture. It’s held every summer where you can see national buryat singing, dances, national sports, eat buuza. Surharban means “Shooting the target”!

WhereCentral Park, Bethesda fountain

When :  Sunday, July 29th , 2012

Time : 10: 00 am

Contact :  Rigjyedma Baldanova  917-500-4242  , Marina 347-235-7266  byamba 202-718-4638

Program :

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Yokhor Dance
  • NYC Mongolian and Buryat Soccer Game

Official Closing event at  8:00 pm Harmony Terrace 47-57 41st St, Sunny side, NY 11104

Dear compatriots!

We invite you to take an active part in the equivalent Surharban! All requests, suggestions, help received with great joy!

Bring to play badminton, volleyball balls, etc., as well as blankets, drinks, food, plates, spoons and good mood! Let us together Surkharban 2012 an unforgettable event in the lives of American drill!

Organizers

  1. Dance Contest : Boris
  2. Sport : Alex Bayskhalan, Eugene
  3. Buuzy – Faith, Luda, Rygzhita

Lease for $ 20:
$ 10 – on buuz and $ 10 – on the lottery. Will be played ipad.

$ 10 to take buuz call : 917-500-4242

The event will be held in the form of a picnic.

 

Mongols United Party NYC


NYC Mongols Presents

“Mongols United Party”

New york City Area Mongolian, Buryat, Kalmyk , Hazara , Southern Mongolians, RPCV-Mongolia , American friends then others .

When :July 29th , 2012

Where : Harmony Terrace 47-57 41st St, Sunny side, NY 11104

Time : 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

Tax : 15$

Program :

Who, Why , ……….Damn Mongols
Beginning with Facebook Match for Single’s Marathon
Dance Competition
Surprise

Call reservation 202-718-4638

Mongol Naadam Denver Update


 

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Wisconsin Naadam Update


 

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Source :Mongolian Community Association of Wisconsin

 

Carolina Mongol Naadam Update


 

Carolina Mongol Naadam Update

 

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Каролина Монгол Хээрийн Аялал Наадам 2012

Каролинагийн монголчууд бид хээрийн аялал Наадамаа 7 дугаар сарын 14, 15 нд

Asheboro ,NC хотын “Deepriver” гэдэг газарт Хойд Каролинагийн өнцөг булангаас цугларан наадлаа. Эхний өдөр асар майханаа барилцан, нутгынхаа дуу хуур тавьсан шигээ, задгай цагаан, хүмүүн төрөлхтөн гэсэн олон сайхан уламжлал болсон нийтийн бүжгүүдийг эргэлдэн эргэн санан дурслаа.

15 – ны өглөө бид шаргуу наадмын хуушуур хийх ажилдаа бүх нийтээрээ ханцуу шамлан орж, олон хүний сэтгэл хүч, хөдөлмөр хөлс шингэсэн, халуун нар, тосонд шарсан алдартай хуушуураа хийж, наадмын үйл ажилгаагаа Монголын далбаагаа мандуулан, наадмын үзэсгэлэн гарган, Төрийн Дуулал дуулан, Монгол ёслолгоо ёслон эхлээ.

Монголчууд бид бахархах эх орон, баяр наадам, өвөрмөгц соёл урлаг, ахуй амьдралтайгаас гадна эрхэмлэн хүндэтгэх ёс заншилтай билээ. Ингээд бид Монголын үндэсний наадмын онцлогыг харуулсан асуулт хариултын хэлэлцэл явуулж, мэдэхгүйд мэдлэг, мэддэгт илүүдэхгүй гэгчээр бяцхан ч гэсэн “Наадмын танин мэдэхүй тольтой” танилцлаа.

Монгол ардын “Мянгад” бүжгийг П.Нандиа, “Хүүхдийн сэтгэхүй” болон…

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Naadam Update Bay Area San Francisco


 

Source : Bay Area MGL Studio

FROM MONGOLIA TO MANTECA


Next time you stop by Round Table Pizza at the Retail Stadium Center near the Big League Dreams in Manteca, chances are you’ll get to meet Odbayar Batbold and Dashdamba Bazardari.

They are the two visitors from Mongolia who are being trained at the Manteca restaurant to serve as managers at the first Round Table Pizza restaurants that are being opened in that country. The entrance of “The Last Honest Pizza” into Mongolia also is “a first for any major restaurant franchisor,” according to the company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Round Table Pizza recently announced that it just signed “an exclusive agreement with Mongolia International Food Holding Co., Ltd. to develop 10 restaurants in Mongolia.”

The first Round Table restaurant in the country’s capital of Ulan Bator will open in September.

Batbold and Bazardari, who arrived on July 3, will be joined by a third trainee in about four weeks.

At the Manteca restaurant, the managers-in-training are being taught how to open a Round Table Pizza and are being trained in every aspect of its operation, including making Round Table’s “incomparable pizza dough and sauce,” said Elaine Stevenson, the training manager at the Retail Stadium which is one of the company’s training restaurants.

“They are learning how to roll dough, how to make sauce, and how to make pizza,” said Stevenson. They will also take management classes, she said.

Mike Buck, Round Table Pizza Senior Director of International Operations stated in a release to the media that the trainees “will be taken through our basic eight-week manager’s training course, along with any modifications we have made for our Mongolian operations.”

He added, “The menu will be very similar, except that we will also serve Mongolian barbecue beef pizza and pasta there, and we may test some at the training restaurant in Manteca for some lucky customers.”

The opening of the first Round Table restaurants in Mongolia brings the total number of international Round Table Pizza restaurants operating or slated for development to 47, the company also announced.

“We continue to see increased interest from abroad as entrepreneurs recognize the value in the Round Table Pizza brand,” noted Round Table Pizza CEO and President Rob McCourt in the same media release.

“It is exciting to be involved in bringing the best pizza in the world to countries like Mongolia that have no idea what great pizza tastes like,” said Stevenson.

She encourages customers visiting the restaurant to say hello to the two managers-in-training.

Bazardari, whom the staff simply refers to as “Dash,” is describe as “more of a visual learner,” while Batbold who is also called simply as “Od” with the letters pronounced separately, is the gregarious one. He is also the more articulate between the two in the English language, and is often tapped to do the translating for his fellow trainee.

The 24-year-old Od, who speaks English fluently and with hardly an accent, explained he was mostly self-taught. “I used to watch a lot of (American) cartoons back home,” he said with a big smile, his eyes twinkling.

He watched so many of them he does not have any special favorites that he can remember, he added.

He is excited at the prospect of going back home and “bring the best pizza to the best place in Mongolia.”

The Round Table Pizza at Stadium Retail Center is the only Round Table Pizza that is a training restaurant in Manteca. The restaurant also trains managers for the company’s restaurants in the Bay Area.

Manteca has two Round Table restaurants – the other one, which is not a training restaurant, is located at Spreckels  Park – with one in Ripon n Wilma Avenue, two in Modesto at Orangeburg and McHenry, and one in Ceres.

The company was founded in 1959 by Bill Larson whose vision was “to create a place where families could relax and share a superb pizza.” Today, there are 450 restaurants across the western United States and the world.

Source :http://www.mantecabulletin.com/m/section/1/article/47923/

In New York, will be handing out free buuz



This promotional campaign decided to spend the Buryats living permanently in America.

“For the first time in New York today began offering in the U.S. buuzy Mish Mash Cafe at 1103 King Highway. Come! Please support the American initiative Buryats, “- this message has appeared recently in social networks.

Author ads Rygzhita Baldanova not the first time noted on the Internet with a creative message. About a month ago, she created a facebook group called “Pedigree drill.” Rygzhita has proposed a scheme by which to recover their ancestral roots. Hundreds of people responded, many managed to get information about their ancestors sometimes from unexpected sources. Including myself Rygzhita by a group within the first two weeks, regained his paternal ancestry to 22 elbows.

– Currently, there are changes in the Buryat community at the federal level, the Buryat abolished territorial units – said about his interest in the topic of genealogy Rygzhita. – Also, migration is a drill, we will gradually dissolve in the western culture and forgetting the traditions of ancestors, losing their roots. It’s very sad. And so it is very important not to lose identity and traditions.

Buuz preparing to do, she decided, too, especially for patriotic reasons. Rygzhita medical profession, the public has to do with diet as long as her partner, with whom she works on many fronts in the medical field, has acquired a few months ago cafe.

– I took advantage of this and suggested that the Buryat buzy – says Rygzhita. – In New York, enough representatives of Mongolian and Buryat peoples. The project is interesting to me just because they wanted to Buryats were the first in New York among the Mongolian diaspora …

According Rygzhity, the project is mainly aimed at the Mongolian, including the drill. However, during the promotion will be free buuzy offered to all comers. Rygzhite, of course, wants the project to justify itself, and in commercial terms.

After buuzy promotions will be made to order, there are several drill, expressed a desire to do it. Their cost is inexpensive – $ 5 per dose of 5 buuz. This, incidentally, at the Ulan-Ude prices poses, but by American standards at all cheap.

Tatiana ZHIMBUEVA

In the photo: Mish Mash Cafe in New York.

Courtesy Rygzhitoy Baldanova.

Source: http://bis-bur.ru/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&cid=85&id=1436

Pensylvania Naadam Picnic


Mongolian Community Association Pennsylvania Presents:

Mongol Naadam Picnic

Where : Lower Allen Township Park 2233 Gettysburg Road Camp Hill , PA, 17011

When : Monday , July , 16th

Time : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact : 240-575-8055

Program:  Coming Soon

Mongolian Flag Raised City Hall of San Francisco


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Raising of the Mongolian Flag at the City Hall of San Francisco on Mongolia and San Francisco friendship and Mongolian Heritage Day July 11, 2012.

Image source : Mongolian Students Non-Profit Organization In America

Naadam Update San Francisco


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The Bay Area Mongolian Community Association  has been celebrated the 15th Annual Mongolian National Holiday, Naadam festival at  Golden Gate Park on Saturday July 7th.

The Festival begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, competition takes place in wrestling, horse racing and archery.

During the Naadam MSNOA’s Nomadic Art Gallery (Ger Gallery ) featuring   artists Alungoo Sergelen, Munkh-Orgil Battsogt, Namuun Enkhbat, Shijir Jargaksaikhan and Suvd-Erdene Amgalanbaatar.

Images source : Mongolian Students Non-Profit Organization in America (MSNOA)

Naadam Update Washington DC


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The Washington DC Area Mongolian Community Association celebrated the Mongolian traditional summer festival Naadam in the nation’s capital on July 8th, 2012  at Barcroft Park in Arlington Virginia.

A large Mongolian flag is being carried around during the opening ceremony of the Arlington Naadam festival.

During the  Naadam  Mongolian traditional music performances and wrestling competition was happening.

Hillary Clinton Congratulates Mongolia


“The brave young people who gathered on the streets in those cold December days in 1989, including a young man who would one day be elected as your new President, helped pave the way for Mongolia to become a dynamic and durable democracy. All over the world that year, we saw a flowering of freedom. People stood up and walls came down,” said Clinton.

“Democracy is never easy – Americans can attest to that. And Mongolia has faced its share of challenges. But through every challenge, the people of Mongolia have pulled together and have risen to the occasion. You have become a model for emerging democracies everywhere. Whenever I visit a country that is struggling to become more democratic, I say what I said when I was in Mongolia: “Let them come to Mongolia!” Because I will never forget my own visit in 1995 — the sweeping beauty of the steppe, the warmth and hospitality of the Mongolian people, and the aspirations of a nation committed to progress after decades of totalitarian rule

“In the years since, Mongolia has consolidated those early achievements and strengthened your democracy. Today even, Mongolian troops are serving around the world as peacekeepers, helping to bring stability to troubled lands.”

“Mongolians and Americans are fighting side by side in Afghanistan against violent extremists who threaten peace-loving people everywhere. We honor the service and sacrifice of your citizens, and we reaffirm the broad partnership between our two nations that is helping build a more peaceful and prosperous world.”

Source :http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/

Hillary Clinton will arrive in Mongolia

Source :http://www.business-mongolia.com

HILLARY R.CLINTON TO VISIT US

Source : http://www.mad-mongolia.com/

Clinton embarks on two-week trip to Asia, Middle East

Source :http://www.foreignpolicy.com/

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Travel to France, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Egypt and Israel

Source :http://www.state.gov

Clinton in Mongolia as parties dispute vote results Source:http://www.asiaone.com

In Mongolia, Clinton argues for free markets with democracy in Asia, challenging Chinese model Source :http://www.startribune.com/

Clinton promotes democracy in Mongolia

Source :http://news.yahoo.com/

MSNOA College Admissions Camp 2012


MSNOA College Admission Camp 2012 –

APPLICATION: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AiW4epyBTtWpXqUPLFGsAlmjRyzglWmgOje92OJBXCM/edit?pli=1

When: Sunday, July 29, 2012 – Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Where: UC Berkeley
DEADLINE to Register: July 25, 2012
Contact: (925) 818-4056; msnoa10@gmail.com

Six Wyoming youth among 28 traveling to Mongolia


Six Wyoming youth will be among 28 from 10 western states experiencing the deserts, tundra forests, snowcapped mountains and ancient nomadic cultural heritage of Mongolia through a youth exchange program administered by the University of Wyoming Extension.

The youth, accompanied by four adults, will leave June 30 and return July 19 and spend time in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, and various rural locations. The visit is through the American Youth Leadership Program funded by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“The program will provide an opportunity for students to explore global issues common to the western United States and Mongolia,” said Warren Crawford, UW Extension youth development specialist. “Students will also gain real-world experience learning about and living in a culture different from their own.”

Kim Reaman, volunteer development specialist with UW Extension, will also accompany the group.

“This type of experience can be life changing and start a young person down the path to being an involved, global citizen,” she said. “My first international experience was through the International 4-H Youth Exchange to Jamaica. I have had a heart for international programs and the effect they have on a young person’s life ever since. ”

This is the second year youth visited Mongolia through the program. They are selected through an application and interview process from the 13-state western region of the land-grant universities Cooperative Extension System. Finalists are from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Participants and hometowns are:

Arizona – Caitlyn Atencio, Lake Havasu; Thelma Magallanes, Suhuarita

California – Sigrid Derickson, Atascadero; Colby Pong, San Clemente

Colorado – Andrea Dean, Fort Collins; Andrea Northup, Sterling

Idaho – Colton Horn, Shoshone

Montana – Sophia Ferst, Helena; Lizzie Gill, Bozeman; Rosalyn Kutsch, Bozeman; David Brink, adult participant, Missoula

New Mexico – Kathryn Homa, Las Cruces; Taylor Nez, Kirtland; Lauren Wilder, Albuquerque

Oregon – Madeline Crabtree, Newberg; Lindsey Ellett, The Dalles; Farrell Fox, Mitchell; Nick Larson, Bend; Sarah Ziemer, Brookings; Mary Beth Eberle, adult participant, Albany

Utah – McKayla Gonder, Manila; Jacob Major, Avon

Washington – Troy Haslem, Battle Ground; Max Hsiao, Vancouver

Wyoming – Elizabeth Barnes, Cowley; Kolby Fenster, Evansville; Jordan Holmes, Newcastle; Lucas Lynch-Parlin, Afton; Justin Mehrer, Rozet; Emily Sikorski, Pinedale; Jerimy Fox, adult participant, Cheyenne

Information Source : University of Wyoming Extension Latest News

Carolina Mongol Naadam


Saturday July 14th 4:00 pm Carolina Mongolians will meet at Deep River Campground Park we will camp night out here.

Please bring your camping tent, travel blanket, and air pumped mattress, food and drinks. We all gather and will cook famous Khuushuur.

Sunday July 15th   10:00 am we will celebrate our Greatest Mongol Naadam at Deep River Campground Park.

Program:

  • ·         Wrestling
  • ·         Mongolian Song& Dance
  • ·         Exhibit
  • ·         Chess & Chester Contest
  • ·         Children’s Shagai Game
  • ·         Children’s Race

Questions regarding of event Please Call  Ch.Odonchimeg  at 704-488-9591

Deep River Campground Park web http://www.deeprivercampground.com/

Washington State Mongol Naadam

Washington State Mongol Naadam


If you can’t make it to Ulan Bator for Mongolia’s National Celebration Naadam, the Mongol   Naadam Festival in Washington State 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 State 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.

Program Highlights:

  • Opening ceremony
  • Mongolian Concert
  • Mongolian Wrestling
  • Mongolian Costume Contest
  • Children’s Race
  • Children’s Photo Contest
  • Shagai ( uncle bone ) Game

Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Location: New Port Hills Community Church 5833 119th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98006

Contact:  206-979-2439, 206-356-7098

Email: merdene5@yahoo.com

 

Chicago Mongol Naadam 2012


Chicago‘s Mongolian community gathers this year   Sunday 10 am ,July 8th 2012  to celebrate the Mongolian Naadam.

This Festivity is the one of the major celebration on the Mongolians honor of the national holiday of Motherland Mongolia. During the celebration, Mongolians compete in traditional sporting events and competitions that include archery, wrestling, and children’s wood horse racing.

Organizers: Mongol American Association, Chicago Mongolian Community Association, Mongolian Culture Heritage and Wrestler Center

Sunday, July 8th, 2012,

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Busse Woods Forest Preserve Higgins Road, Groves 5-6 Elk Grove Village, IL 60009

Contact: 773-299-0729, 773-954-4212, 773-879-2757

Web: Mongolian American Association    ,  American Mongolian Association ,

Facebook:  American Mongolian Association

About Chicago Mongol Community,

Chicago’s Mongolian community, while geographically dispersed, is an organized and active group with a strong network of mutual assistance. The Mongolian American Association, founded in 1998, aids newcomers from Mongolia, serves as an organizational center for the community, and sponsors social and cultural events such as concerts and speakers. It is affiliated with other Mongolian groups in San Francisco, Denver, and Washington, and by 2001 it boasted 250 members. Some Chicago Mongolians attend cultural events in Bloomington, Indiana, where a small community of Mongols is gathered around the Mongolia Society and Indiana University’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the only program in the United States to grant a degree in Mongolian Studies.

Chicago’s Mongolian community gathers each year in  February to celebrate the Mongolian New Year ( White Moon or White Months )

The community also gathers frequently for parties, concerts, speeches, and other social events and such Mongolian cultural activities as a performance by a Mongolian artist or a visit by a Mongolian Buddhist Monk. The Mongolian community maintains ties with Tibetan Buddhists in Chicago, and the groups sometimes celebrate holidays together.

Many of Chicago’s Mongolians are students who came to Chicago to further their education and have chosen to stay in the United States after completing their schooling. Others have come in search of new personal or economic opportunities, and many anticipate their stay to be only temporary. A few Mongolian entrepreneurs have established small businesses, and there is a small professional community. Many Mongolians are well educated but face difficulties on the job market posed by limited English skills and illegal status, forcing them to enter trades and service industries, including rug and carpet cleaning, construction, electrical trades, computers, food service, and custodial work.

NYC Mongol “Naadam” Picnic


NYC Mongol   Naadam Picnic taking place in a Lighthouse park.

 

Where: Light House Park , Roosevelt Island , NY

When: Sunday, July 8th

Time:  10 :00 am

Contact: Lutaa  ,  1-347-891-9241

Special:  Taste and drink Real Mongolian Airag on the Naadam Day

Light House Park is great place to watch the sun set and Manhattan views.

We are celebrating the greatest of all ‘Mongol Naadam’ in  beautiful  Roosevelt Island.

Please bring a blanket (to sit or recline on),

We suggest you to bring home made Mongolian cuisine and beverages .  We will make BBQ ,

If you cannot bring food contribute 20$ for per person to the organizer.

Organizer will provide you food and drinks.

Have a great Naadam Festivity.

Mongol Naadam L.A


Mongol Naadam Los Angeles

Join the Mongolian Naadam Festival presented by Mongolian Community Association   Los Angeles will celebrate its long-awaited return to the 3330 North Lincoln Ave. Altadena, CA 91001 on  July 8 , 2012

Sunday July 8th 2012  at 11 :00 am

Location : 3330 North Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001

Event Details : Mongolian Wrestling, Mongolian Song & Dance, Contest who wears most fashionable  Deel ? Mongolian artists join under one roof to bring their local flair to the Naadam.ankle bone shooting contest, archery contest,

Tel :(626) 398-5451

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Ticket : 5$  adult , under 18th free

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Mongol Naadam Washington DC Area


Washington DC Mongolian Community Association Presents:
Annual DC-Arlington Mongolian Community summer “Naadam” – a sports and music celebration featuring Mongolian wrestling competition, children’s foot races, traditional songs and dances, and party .
Naadam program
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Mongolian  Tradional songs and dances
  • Greetings from Jargalsaikhan Mongolian State Honored Singer ,”Chinggis Khaan”  Band
  • Mongolian Traditional Wrestling
  •  Official Naadam Celebration Closing  Party    7:00 pm  at Harvest Moon  (7260 Arlington Boulevard  Falls Church, VA 22042 )
Children’s Program
  • Children’s wrestling
  • Children’s foot races
  • Children’s play area ( Moon bounce, face painting, ice cream )
Where:
Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA (4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206)
When: July 8, 2012  11:00 am til -5:00pm
Cost:  5$!
The WildArt Mongolia Expedition

The WildArt Mongolia Expedition


American and Mongolian artists will collaborate and learn from each other, first in the field and then to create an exhibition of art inspired by the trip. There will be venues in both Mongolia and the USA. There will also be a book about the Expedition and the exhibition.

THE ART MISSION

American and Mongolian artists will collaborate and learn from each other, first in the field and then to create an exhibition of art inspired by the trip. There will be venues in both Mongolia and the USA. There will also be a book about the Expedition and the exhibition.

The art exhibition will be something new…not just beautiful finished art to view, but each artist will include at least one major work which will be accompanied by the visual and written story behind it- journal entries, field sketches, photographs, preliminary drawings, studies, models- whatever went into creating the finished piece.
Tahki mare and foal. charcoal pencil on paperTahki mare and foal. charcoal pencil on paper

The goal will be to not only share what we’ve seen, but to show how art is created from a journey like this. And I hope it will enlighten and educate people in both countries about the endangered wildlife and habitats of the Gobi.

My current plan is to debut the exhibition in Ulaanbaatar in July of 2013 to coincide with the national Naadam celebration, which is when many special events happen and visitors are coming in from all over the world. Then schedule the US showing for early fall.

The exhibition will also be permanently viewable online, for those who are unable to attend it in person.

The book will not only be an exhibition catalog of all the art and images of the supporting materials used for the major works, but also the official record of the Expedition, including journal excerpts, stories and also photos taken en route. It will be produced in at least two ways…an e-edition and a print-on-demand “real” book.
Journal entry, Orog Nuur (remote Gobi lake) July 2010Journal entry, Orog Nuur (remote Gobi lake) July 2010

THE CONSERVATION CONNECTION

The Mongols have a deeply embedded land ethic going back over 1000 years (the toes of the traditional herder’s boots are upturned so as not to scuff the earth) and there is substantial grassroots support for conservation. The arrival of extremely large mining projects, upon which Mongolia’s economic future depends, is a source of both hope and great concern. I would like this cross-culture collaboration to provide one way, through the arts, of showing how special the land and wildlife of Mongolia are. We will be visiting three areas with endangered species and habitats at risk. Artists can bring a very special focus and attention to conservation and environmental issues. The WildArt Mongolia Expedition is my way of doing this in one particular part of the world.
Many herders live in the Gobi; we’ll be visiting with them and learning about the challenges they faceMany herders live in the Gobi; we’ll be visiting with them and learning about the challenges they face
One of the trusty Russian fergon vans (photo from my 2006 trip to western Mongolia)One of the trusty Russian fergon vans (photo from my 2006 trip to western Mongolia)

LOGISTICS

Expedition arrangements are being made and staff provided by Nomadic Journeys, with whom I have traveled for five out of my six trips to Mongolia. We’ll be traveling in rugged go-anywhere Russian fergon vans, tent camping for 18 nights under millions of stars, surrounded by peace and quiet that’s almost impossible to find anymore.

The Expedition tent, housing the kitchen and dining area, along with work and relaxation space, will be a traditional Mongol summer tent called a “maikhan”. Donors at or above the $1000 level will have their names on the tent.
An example of a maikhan that I saw in July 2010 at a horsetrainers campAn example of a maikhan that I saw in July 2010 at a horsetrainers camp

I’ll be communicating directly with our donors through the project’s Kickstarter blog. Everyone who is interested can follow the Expedition’s Facebook public page, my own blog and a WildArt Mongolia Board on Pinterest. I will do my best to help you feel what it will be like to travel to an extraordinary place and see the animals, land and people of Mongolia, learn about the art and artists and the conservation challenges.
Bactrian camels, the Gobi, July 2010Bactrian camels, the Gobi, July 2010

PLEASE SUPPORT THE WILDART MONGOLIA EXPEDITION!

Support both art and conservation with one great donation

Funding goal: $5000

Your donation will support not only the three-week Expedition itself, including art materials, field equipment such as the maikhan and our guide, drivers and cook, but also the art exhibition and the WildArt Mongolia Expedition book.
Stone ovoo with a Soyombo, the national symbol of Mongolia, overlooks a Gobi landscape; it is festooned with khadag, blue offering scarvesStone ovoo with a Soyombo, the national symbol of Mongolia, overlooks a Gobi landscape; it is festooned with khadag, blue offering scarves

Thank you for your time and interest in The WildArt Mongolia Expedition!

Please contact me if you have any questions!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/susanfox/the-wildart-mongolia-expedition

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Our current list of supporters and sponsors includes:

Jan Wigsten (Nomadic Journeys)

The Arts Council of Mongolia (Ariunna Tserenpil, Executive Director)

Association GOVIIN KHULAN (Anne-Camille Souris, President)

Byambakhuu Darinchuluun (Mongolian-American community and good friend)
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Many thanks to Multicultural Media for the use of “Song of Praise; Altai yin magtagai”.

From the CD recording Mongolia: Living Music of the Steppes, Multicultural Media, available for download from iTunes or as a CD at http://www.worldmusicstore.com
In the Gobi the roads really do go ever on. Please join me on this artistic adventure by donating generously.In the Gobi the roads really do go ever on. Please join me on this artistic adventure by donating generously.

GALLERY:
Journal entry,, July 2010Journal entry,, July 2010
Gers, Hustai National Park,Gers, Hustai National Park,
Rock formations, Baga Gazriin Chuluu, July 2009Rock formations, Baga Gazriin Chuluu, July 2009
That’s the Spot! 18×24″ oil on canvas; takhi photographed at Khomiin Tal, Sept. 2006That’s the Spot! 18×24″ oil on canvas; takhi photographed at Khomiin Tal, Sept. 2006

Meet the Kalmyks

Meet the Kalmyks


A tiny Jersey ethnic group traces its roots to Mongolia and Genghis Khan.

Route 9 and Freehold suggest Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” and the lyrics, “Sprung from cages on Highway 9” and “Baby, this town rips the bones from your back.” They don’t conjure up the quietude of the three Buddhist temples and the Mongolian people known as the Kalmyks I encountered recently just off Route 9 and just south of Freehold.

Never heard of the Kalmyks? Neither had I, until I learned that this group of approximately 3,000 people—mostly New Jerseyans centered in Howell Township—is celebrating its 60th anniversary as Americans in 2011. New Jersey must indeed be the nation’s most ethnically diverse state if we have ethnic groups most of us have never even heard of. This year’s New Jersey Folk Festival, which often focuses on one of the state’s ethnic groups—its music, dance, and folklore—is featuring the Kalmyks on April 30 at an all-day event on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

The Kalmyks’ native land, Kalmykia, is one of the republics of the former USSR that remains within the Russian Federation today, with a population of about 350,000. It is the only predominantly Mongol and Buddhist land in Europe. Many Kalmyks, siding with the Whites against the Reds, fled the Soviet Union during the Bolshevik Revolution, and the remaining Kalmyks were deported to Siberia during World War II because of alleged anti-Soviet sympathies. It was not until 1951 that Kalmyks began to come to New Jersey. Earlier, they had been rejected under the Asian Exclusion Acts (repealed in 1943) and immigration quotas based on race (repealed in 1965). They found an ally in the United States Attorney General who argued that since Kalmykia is in European Russia, the Kalmyks are Europeans not Asians, going so far as to insist that they are “Caucasians”—which is silly, but so is racism.

Virtually all of the Kalmyks who began coming to New Jersey in 1951 had spent the years after World War II in displaced persons camps in Germany. They ended up there because, as the Nazis began their long retreat after the Battle of Stalingrad, some Kalmyks followed, staying just ahead of the Soviet Army.

Russian emigres living in the Howell area and the Tolstoy Foundation, which assists new immigrants, were instrumental in sponsoring the Kalmyks in New Jersey. In addition to the Kalmyk Buddhist temples there are several Russian Orthodox churches in Howell, as evidenced by their onion-shaped domes. Howell and Lakewood, farther south on Route 9, are thriving centers of Russo-American culture in New Jersey. (There also is a small Kalmyk contingent with one temple in Philadelphia.)

Originally a nomadic people, the Kalmyks were one of the innumerable tribes united by Genghis Khan in the course of conquering much of Europe and Asia in the 12th and early 13th centuries. When the Mongolian Empire faded into retreat, the Kalmyks were incorporated into Russia.

American Kalmyks speak English, of course, but may also speak Russian and Kalmyk. Anyone who has seen the Star Wars movies has heard Kalmyk spoken. It is the language of the Ewoks, those furry, cuddly bipeds living on the moon of Endor who, you may recall, were easily understood by the linguistically gifted robot, C-3PO.

It is almost as if one is on a New Jersey version of the moon of Endor when standing on Kalmuk Road (Kalmyk is spelled in a variety of ways) just short of where it becomes a dirt road leading to the Tashi Lhunpo Temple. The street may be considered the physical center of Kalmyk life in New Jersey; it inspired the title of a book in 2004, The Street—Kalmuk Road.

I find myself inside the temple’s social hall along with Maria Taunov and Augnel “Alta” Buruschkin, and also a monk serving us tea. I am told that the way to greet a monk is with a two-handed handshake, one’s forehead lowered onto the linked hands. The monk good-naturedly laughs at my clumsy greeting.

Most monks in Kalmyk temples are Tibetans. The Dalai Lama, recognized as the spiritual leader of the Kalmyks, has visited the Howell temples. Says Buruschkin, “I get up at 5 am every day and chant my prayers for two hours. This is what the Dalai Lama does, and I try to pattern myself after His Holiness.”
On arriving in their new land, most Kalmyks entered the building trades but, over the years, gravitated into electronics, professional careers and white-collar jobs. Buruschkin works for a consulting company. Taunov is a legal assistant at a New York City law firm, commuting to work and chanting her morning prayers quietly on the bus. On weekends she chants them at the altar found in most Kalmyk homes.

Taunov also teaches Buddhist principles to children at one of the temples on weekends. “There are great assimilationist pressures,” she says. “I know who I am, but I want Kalmyk children to know who they are.” Kalmyk families tend to be closer than other American families. Many households are multigenerational, and there is great deference paid to the elders as well as veneration of ancestors. “American freedom and openness are wonderful,” Taunov says, “but they make for more intermarriage and fewer children, because Kalmyk women, like other American women, don’t want to be confined to the home.”

I was introduced to Taunov and Buruschkin by Nicholas Olefer Jr., a Caucasian of Russian descent who is a convert to Buddhism and is on the New Jersey Folk Festival board. Olefer lives in Westchester County and practices and receives instruction at a Buddhist monastery in Carmel, New York. “No one cares who you are in a Buddhist environment; they care who your teacher is,” Olefer explains.

The Kalmyks believe in reincarnation—as do Hindus—but they prefer the term “rebirth.” I can’t say I really understand the difference, but I was struck by the eerie sincerity with which Buruschkin told me, “I lived during Buddha’s time, but I didn’t pay attention. Now I’m paying attention.”

Later in the day, the three took me to Rashi Gempil-Ling, another of the Buddhist temples just off Route 9. There were two buildings, a small one essentially empty except for a large prayer wheel—a round, beautifully decorated device believed to contain a million printed prayers wrapped around a central core. “We spin the wheel as a means of getting our prayers to multiply as they fly out into the world,” says Buruschkin, who has a small prayer wheel in his home.

We removed our shoes and entered the temple, where a service was going on. Everyone sat on the floor on pillows. One was handed to me, and I did my best to resurrect an earlier familiarity with the lotus position, only to develop a cramp in my left leg. The service was presided over by Art Engle, a Caucasian lay-teacher married to a Kalmyk woman. Engle has a PhD. in Buddhist studies from the University of Wisconsin. The service was conducted in Tibetan, and Engle swayed side to side as he chanted, as did many of those in attendance, including a Buddhist nun. I was struck by the fact that half the people at the service were non-Asian.

It was peaceful in the temple. I didn’t relish the prospect of facing the traffic for the drive home. The temple was only feet from Springsteen’s Route 9 and the suggestion, as in “Born to Run,” that one should flee the rapid pulse of New Jersey life. But in that temple, if only for a short while, I found an oasis of calm.

Contributing writer Michael Aaron Rockland’s two most recent books are Stones, a novel, and The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel. A forthcoming memoir will cover the years he spent in Spain as a cultural attaché.

Source:http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/people/meet-the-kalmyks.html

Colorado State Mongolian Childrens Day Event

Colorado State Mongolian Childrens Day Event


When: June 3rd 2012

Time : 11 am

Where:Bicentennial Park 13600 E. Bayaud Ave , Aurora, CO  80012

Program :

  • “Uran Setgemj “Mongolian Children’s Art Contest organized By Global Reach
  • Music, Song, Dance
  • sport activities
  • Lottery

Main Organizers: Mongolian Community Association of Colorado , “Erdem” Mongolian School, Colorado State Mongolian School, Global Reach Organization, Mandukhai Center,

Embassy of Mongolia to the United States of America

Embassy of Mongolia to the United States of America


Embassy of Mongolia at 2833 M Street, NW in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The building is a contributing property to the Georgetown Historic District, a National Historic .

The Official website of Embassy of Mongolia in the USA

Bay Area Mongolians Naadam Festival 2012

Bay Area Mongolians Naadam Festival 2012


15th Annual Bay Area Mongolians Heritage Day Naadam Festival

Where: San Francisco Golden Gate Park  @ Helman West Meadow

When : July 7th  Saturday 2012

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


Organizing Committee: Bay Area Mongolian Community Association , Mongolian Consulate San Francisco Bay Area,” Ger” Mongolian Children’s Center Oakland, Oakland Mongolian Christian Church, Emmanuel Church of  San Francisco , Mongolian International air freight & ocean freight transportation companies We Mongol, Anglo Freight ,Khouylaa Khuu , Mongolian Students Non-Profit Organization in America, California Mongolian “Shagai “Center

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

Let Mongol Culture Alive in San Francisco Bay Area.

Volunteering, Partner and Sponsor  Call :(415) 596-9541, (925) 726-8515, (415) 823-4605, (415) 272-3003

KALMYK-AMERICANS RECOGNIZED BY JERSEY TELEVISION


Once a year, the Jersey Access Group, a forum for promoting quality operations for New Jersey’s public television stations, holds an awards ceremony to recognize video excellence from the previous year.
The winner in the category of “Diversity Programming” for 2011 was a program on “Kalymk-American Traditions” hosted by Angus Kress Gillespie. The program was broadcast by East Brunswick Television as part of Gilespie’s series “Old Ways in New Jersey.”
The program showcased the little-known group of about 3,000 Kalmyk-Americans in New Jersey. Their community was originally established during the 1950s in Howell, New Jersey. These people were originally refugees from Russia and were rapidly assimilated.
In the program, Gillespie interviewed Tserendorj Amarhanov, who is representative of the revival of Kalmyk culture around the world. Amaranhov was born in Philadelphia in 1980 and raised in the greater Philadelphia area.
He left America at the age of 17 and lived in both Kalmykia and Mongolia before returning to the U.S. at age 21. He is a Kalmyk folk-musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer and throat-singer.
Amarhanov is not only a musician, but also a historian and spokesman for the group, which has a fascinating history

KALMYK-AMERICANS RECOGNIZED BY JERSEY TELEVISION:

http://cvp.telvue.com/player?id=T01258&video=20845&mini=1

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

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To recognize the endangerment of the Kalmyk cultural and to help unify the Kalmyks

To recognize the endangerment of the Kalmyk cultural and to help unify the Kalmyks


Mendit! To recognize the endangerment of the Kalmyk cultural and to help unify the Kalmyk s (and related peoples) separated by lands and waters, this blog is designed to create a safe place for education in, preservation of, and pride in the identity. Cultural revolution (via social media), anyone?

Run by New Jersey born half-Kalmyk college student: Elena “Lanie” Emelchin Brunner of the Ombadykow/Ivanchukov flavor.

http://yakhalaba.tumblr.com/

The Hazara of Afghanistan: Cultural Exhibit & Lecture

The Hazara of Afghanistan: Cultural Exhibit & Lecture


By: Salman Heydari
           
The Hazara of Afghanistan: Cultural Exhibit & Lecture was developed to increase awareness of the rich history and cultural heritage of the Hazara people from Afghanistan, who now live throughout the world. The Hazara ethnic group, the third largest in Afghanistan, is a culture that has survived despite genocide and decades of political oppression at the hands of the Taliban and other Afghan regimes.
            The lecture and exhibit are the work of Mohammed Rezaee, who emigrated to the U.S. eight years ago.  He now lives in metro Atlanta with his wife and family.  He has delivered the lecture several times in the Atlanta area, at the same time showing photographs (taken by professional photojournalists) of Hazara life, using computer technology to show the photos in large-scale, living color.
            More than hundred Americans, including high level officials, attended the opening on January 17, 2012, an evening reception at which the Americans were served Hazaragi foods, (Bosragh and Pirki) prepared by Mr. Rezaee’s wife.   They were also invited to a display of Hazaragi clothes.
            After the gallery reception Mr. Rezaee gave a lecture about the history of Hazaras and the current conditions of the Hazara people. Also, a brief history of Hazaras, which was written by a famous Hazara historian, Haji Kazim Yazdani, was distributed to those in attendance in a brochure format.
            There was a separate opening for Afghans. Mr. Baisr Dolatabadi, Mr. Abdul Khaliq Hazara, and Ishaq Mohammadi gave lectures—via Skype—about Hazaras’ history, culture, customs, and the current condition of the Hazara people.
            The on-going photo exhibit features works of Hazara photojournalists Hafize Besharat, Muzafer Ali, Barat Ali Batoor, Sajad Goher and Mohammad Rezaee, which had never been seen before in the United States. The photo exhibit (large framed copies of the photographs) was on display at Tucker Public Library, metro Atlanta, until March 28, 2012. Many Americans visited the photo exhibition.
            The lecture-exhibit will again be presented, at no cost, on June 14, 2012.   Georgia Perimeter College, which is one of the largest of Georgia’s institutions, will host the presentation at their Dunwoody Campus. The photo exhibit will be open to the public through July 13, 2012.
 You are cordially invited to attend the lecture for the opening of the photography exhibit, on Jun 14, 2012. The lecture will include a food tasting, a display of traditional clothing items, and discussion of the history and unique culture of the Hazara people.

The organizer of The Hazara of Afghanistan: Cultural Exhibit & Lecture’s Facebook page,
Alash Ensemble Spring 2013 Tour of the USA

Alash Ensemble Spring 2013 Tour of the USA


Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

When :Sat Feb 16 2013

Where:Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall, Enter on 7th Ave. bet. 57th & 58th St. 881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212-247-7800
Tickets go on sale August 27, 2012

Time :  10pm

If you want to receive email notification of upcoming events, send your email address, city, and state to the webmaster jbb@kovitzsystems.net. Please make sure your email is set up to allow receipt of email from jbb@kovitzsystems.net.

http://www.alashensemble.com/index.htm

Heritage Auctions: Stop the auction of illegally collected Mongolian dinosaur fossils

Heritage Auctions: Stop the auction of illegally collected Mongolian dinosaur fossils


On May 20th, 2012 Heritage Auctions will place scientifically important fossils from Central Asia, including a Tyrannosaurus (also known as Tarbosaurus) bataar skeleton (lot 49315), on the auction block. These fossils are strongly suspected by scientists from Mongolia and the United States of having been illegally collected from Mongolia. Mongolian law forbids the export and sale of fossils collected in the country. The President of Mongolia, and scientists from Mongolia and the United States have spoken out against this apparent theft of the scientific heritage of Mongolia. These priceless scientific and natural resources belong to the people of Mongolia and should be returned to their rightful owners, not sold to the highest bidder.

If Hertiage Auctions has compelling evidence that these fossils were not illegally collected from Monglia they should disclose that information immediately.

Heritage Auctions: Stop the auction of illegally collected Mongolian dinosaur fossils