A brief ceremony was held this morning at the foundation's prayer hall attended by all the students and staff of the foundation.
Mr Dawa Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama released the first issue of Kun-Sel-Woe-Nang and gave a brief introduction about magazine. He mentioned that the main objective to bring out this quarterly magazine is to provide the Chinese readers with wide range of information on religion, culture, history and other Tibet related information.
The representative also said that the launch of this magazine was an effort to guide and educate Taiwanese and Chinese Buddhist populace on certain aspects of misinterpretation and misunderstanding about the Tibetan Buddhism.
The magazine consists of 50 pages including the cover and each quarterly issue is divided into 9 different topics.
The magazine contains information on Tibetan Buddhism, Tibet related news, Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan, introduction to great dharma teachers, political leaders, writers and other eminent figures of Tibet, introduction to all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions, teaching schedules and other religious events of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and eminent masters of Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It will also include information about Tibetan Blue Book project, announcements and other important news reports.
The foundation has printed 7,000 copies of the first magazine and the copies will be send to the charity donors of the foundation, Tibetan Dharma centers, libraries, NGOs, and Tibet support groups in Taiwan.
[Report filed by Kalsang Lhundup, Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Taipei]