Samten G. Karmay

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Samten G. Karmay

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:37 pm

Tashi delek,

Samten G. Karmay, a very well known person in the Tibetan Bön Tradition.
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SAMTEN G. KARMAY is Director of Research Emeritus at the National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris.

He obtained a Geshey degree in Dzogchen philosophy at Kyangtshang Monastery, Tibet, and earned his PhD on the origin and development of Dzogchen in Tibetan Buddhism from the University of London.

He has published a number of books on Tibetan religions, including Secret Visions of the 5th Dalai Lama: The Gold Manuscript of the Fournier Collection and The Little Luminous Boy: The Oral Tradition from the Land of Zhangzhung.

Samten Gyeltsen was born in 1936 in Sharkhog, eastern Tibet. He received religious training in Dzogchen meditation from his uncle. He completed his studies in the Bön monastery in 1955, obtaining the degree of Geshe, and left with a group of friends to Drepung Monastery, a Gelug gompa near Lhasa. The monastery was known for its high philosophical training.

After leaving Drepung due to the difficult political situation, Samten moved to Nepal and later to India. After working for some time in Delhi, he was invited to England by David Snellgrove under a Rockefeller fellowship. Upon moving to Europe, he assumed the surname Karmay. He studied under two mentors, Snellgrove and Rolf Stein, who both recognized Samten's knowledge of Tibetan texts. He earned an M. Phil degree at the SOAS, University of London.

In 1980 he moved to France, where he entered the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research). During his time there, he was awarded with the CNRS Silver Medal for his contribution to Human Sciences.

A number of Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines was dedicated to him in November 2008. He also held the post of the President of the International Association of Tibetan Studies between 1995 and 2000, being the first Tibetan to be elected to the post. In 2005 he was a visiting professor at the International Institute for Asian Studies, under the sponsorship of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (""Society for the Promotion of Buddhism"").


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Re: Samten G. Karmay

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:58 am

Tashi delek,

Professor Samten Kharme meet H.E. yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche in France.-

For Bönpos Prof. Karmay is very important because his Bön historical interpretations and knowledge.


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Re: Samten G. Karmay

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:06 am

Tashi delek,

Professor Samten Kharmay meets H.E. Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche in France.-

For Bönpos, Prof. Karmay is very important because his Bön historical interpretations and knowledge. :thumbsup:

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