Mongolian Buddhist Society is established in Washington D.C.
With the initiative of the Gevsh Lama B.Erdenebat and citizen M.Delgertsogt, Mongolian citizens living around Washington D.C., U.S., have celebrated the 2556th Birthday of the Buddha
at the building of the Embassy of Mongolia in Washington D.C. on June 04, 2012.
To the gathered guests, Lama B.Erdenebat preached a lecture themed “The Blessing of Buddha for Us”, where he explained in which form the Buddha blessing comes to Mongolians and the educational and cultural advantages of the Buddhist religion.
After the lecture, the gathered people exchanged questions and answers about Buddha’s teachings and many other topics. Thus, the gathered people unanimously concluded the significance of meeting regularly to talk and familiarize with the meaning and philosophy of Buddhism
, so have decided to continue activities in the form of a society, where they will open an online group, hold discussions and lectures and will annually celebrate the Vesakha or the Day of the Buddha's birth on a “Duichin” Day. Hence, a blissful event occurred, where the “Mongolian Buddhist Society” was established in Washington D.C. on the 15th day of the first summer month by the lunar calendar, June 04, 2012.
- Gevsh or Geshe is a Tibetan Buddhist academic degree for a lama in the Gelug-pa tradition, granted at the conclusion of studies often lasting nine years or more.