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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Gyen Gedun Kalsang
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gyen Gedun Kalsang is from the village of Makham in Tibet. At the age of 16 he joined Norbulinpa Monastery. He traveled to many monasteries inside and outside of Tibet. Kalsang left Tibet in 1959 and traveled to India. He has been a member of various monasteries including Drepung (Lhasa), Ramoche Jowo Minthuejee (Tibet), monasteries in Dalhousie and Kalimpong (India), and the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Tibet, monastery experiences in Tibet, India and the United States, Buddhist practices, moving to the US, differences between monasteries in Tibet and elsewhere, schedules of a monk, spirituality, Tibetan medicine, Western medicine, living in the U.S., community, relationship between monastery and community, challenges of monastery. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: This interview was conducted in Tibetan and transcribed in English.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:42:00 running time
Creation Narrator: Kalsang, Gyen Gedun
Interviewer: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Columbia Heights, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetans
Made in Columbia Heights, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/04/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.5
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'