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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Gyen Gedun Kalsang
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.
1 hour sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:42:00 running time
Interviewee: Kalsang, Gyen Gedun
Interviewer: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in: Columbia Heights, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 104 (Library Call Number)
AV2005.106.5 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'