School of Languages
Centre for Far East Language (Tibetan)

Profile of Faculty

DR. KALSANG WANGMO

NET (Buddhist , Jaina, Gandhian & Peace Studies) 2011 UGC. Ref.no.=11076/(NET-JUNE 2011
Ph.D (Buddhist studies) - March 2008 (Department of Buddhist studies, University of Delhi)
Master of Arts (Buddhist Studies) Faculty of Arts, Department of Buddhist studies, University of Delhi
Shastri (Equivalent to Senior Secondary & Graduation) Central Institute of Higher Tibetan studies (CIHTS), Sarnath, Varanasi

Assistant Professor
Centre for Far East Language (Tibetan)

E-Mail wangmog@yahoo.com

Area of Specialization   Tibetan Language and Literature, Life and Works of Tsongkhapa, Nagarjuna’s teachings on Emptiness, Significance of four noble truths, sutras and tantra in Engaged Buddhism, Language Conservation and Promotion, Managing Heritage Based Projects on Sustainable Livelihood Generation, Promoting of Eco-Tourism.

 

Additional Qualification  
  1. Attended a Management Development Programme on Participatory Rural Appraisal at Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Gujarat – 27thth to 31st Jan 2004.
  2. Attended a Management Development Programme on Project Implementation and Monitoring, Community Organizations and  Income Generating Activities at Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Gujarat 24th to 28th Jan 2005.

 

Professional Experience  
  1. Ad-hoc Assistant Professor at Department of Buddhist studies, University of Delhi (14th July, 2008-20th May,2013)(Courses Taught at Univetsity Delhi, Department of Buddhist Studies; Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Literature & Tibetan Language for Master’s degree, Post Graduate Diploma & Certificate course.)
  2. Core team Member, Pragya (2002-2005) (Pragya is a non-profit, Research and Development organization, with activities in India, Nepal and the United Kingdom, working for appropriate development of vulnerable communities and sensitive ecosystems of the Himalayas www.pragya.org ) Worked extensively towards revival of education system and culture preservation in remote Himalayan region.
  3. Guest Teacher (2000-2002) Department of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi.

 

Core Team Member, Heritage Management Team NGO -  PRAGYA (www.pragya.org) based in Gurgaon. Project Sites: Lahaul & Spiti, Kinnaur(H.P.) Sikkim, Uttaranchal, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh & Zanskar (J&K)
Over all Conservation and Promotion of Culture & Eco-Tourism
Responsibilities

  • Setting up, conducting & monitoring Language Centers
  • Developing Syllabus for rural Community classes (Tibetan Language)
  • Organizing Music & Dance Troupes
  • Building Community Capacity for Cultural Management
  • Other sustainable community – based interventions aimed at cultural preservation & development
  • Establishment of Self Help Enterprise Groups for production and marketing of indigenous crafts
  • Setting up of a Development Resource Center: a Comprehensive documentation cum reference Center.
  • Organizing Project – specific events such as training programs, workshops etc liasoning of government body, funding agencies and the community members 

Achievements

    • Constituted various indigenous Language centers
    • Formed four dance troupes
    • First ever printed compilation of folk songs of Tod Valley Lahaul
    • Set up two Rural Museums and two Cultural Promotion Centers and one Ethno-Botanical Center
    • Constituted four community based organizations for self-sustainability of the implemented projects
    • Developed indigenous Language exercise book for strengthening the imbibing capacity of the students
    • Compiled and assisted in editing the DVD of the 10day Music & Dance training program
Books Compiled and Developed  
  1. Compiled ‘OLD SONG LYRICS OF LAHAUL’ which is on the verge of extinction into a book under PRAGYA, Gurgaon, 2005 www.pragya.org
  2. Developed an Exercise book for the Community classes in Lahaul & Spiti, published by PRAGYA, Gurgaon, 2005
  3. Worked as SLP (Summer Language Program) teacher of Bhoti Language at AIIS (American Institute of Indian Studies), May 2006 to June 2006. Primary work Involves designing of the course curriculum for SLP, Bhoti (Tibetan)

 

Paper Published  
  1. Paper Titled ‘Middle Path and Universal Responsibility : A Buddhist Perspective’ in Tibet Journal, LTWA, Dharamsala (The Tibet Journal is a quarterly publication of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, devoted to presenting scholarly and general interest articles on Tibetan culture and civilization by both Tibetans and non-Tibetans. Established in 1971, it regularly features research articles, book reviews and other writing relating to Tibetan studies). http://www.ltwa.net/Collection/Journal_Tibet.html#
  2. Paper titled 14th Century Emergence of Gelug Tradition and its Significance in Revival of Buddhism in Tibetan Tradition – Quaterly Magazine, DIALOGUE, October-December, 2012, Volume 14 No. 2, A journal of Astha Bharathi, New Delhi
  3. Paper titled ‘Significance of Lamrim in 14th century monastic reforms and emergence of Gelug Tradition’ at the National Seminar on “Origin and Development of Buddhist Sects: Their Cultural Identity and Cross Cultural Perspectives” Departmental Journal, Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi
  4. Paper titled Globalization and Buddhist non-religion. In Journal, a compilation of papers presented in the International Conference on Prospective Scope of Buddhist Studies. Centre for Buddhist Studies, Department of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Viswa Bharti, Santiniketan. (2013)
  5. Paper titled Position of women in Thailand – Revisit Early Buddhism. In Journal, a compilation of papers presented in the International Conference on Bhikkhuni Sangha and its importance in Buddhism. Centre for Buddhist Studies, Department of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Viswa Bharti, Santiniketan. (2014)

 

Conference & Seminar attended/participated:  
  1. Attended the 11th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations and Conference in Vietnam 2014
  2. Attended Special Lecture on ‘The Buddhist Doctrine of No-Self’ by Alexander Watson, Ph.D, Oxford University, England at Tibet House, New Delhi, February 17, 2012
  3. Presented a Paper titled ‘Position of Women in Thailand- Revisit Early Buddhism’ at the International Seminar on ‘Buddhist Linkages in South and South- East Asia: Perspective and Prospects’, jointly organized by the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, and Indian Council for Cultural Relation.
  4. Attended Special Lecture on ‘Emotions’ by a renowned Psychologist , Dr. PaulEkman, USA organized by Tibet House, New Delhi, January 23, 2012.
  5. Attended Special Lecture on "The healing power of Compassion : Emerging Data from the Scientific study of Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT)", by Prof. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Emory University, USA at India International Centre organised by Tibet House, New Delhi, December 14, 2011
  6. Attended ‘Global Buddhist Congregation’ at Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi, organized by Asoka Mission, November 26-29, 2011
  7. Attended rigorous course on the book ‘Nagarjuna’s Letter to a friend ’ lead by Director LTWA, Geshe Lhador organised by India habitat Centre and Foundation for Universal Responsibility at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, November 11-16, 2011
  8. Attended Workshop on 'Caring for the Dying & Terminally Ill Patients' by Joan Halifax, Organised by CANSUPPORT India and Foundation for Universal Responsibilty at Magnolia, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, October 23, 2011
  9. Attended Special lecture on ‘What Meditaton Really Is? by Sogyal Rinpoche (Author of Tibetan Book of Living and Dying) at Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi April 16, 2011
  10. Attended four day intensive course on ‘Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way’, Chapter 24 (Ultimate reality of the four noble truth) by Nagarjuna and ‘Foundation of all good qualities by Lama Tsongkhapa at Tibet House , New Delhi lead by the Director, Geshe Dorji Damdul, September 23-26,2011
  11. Attended two day intensive course on “Compassion: Healing Depression” at Tibet House , New Delhi lead by the Director, Geshe Dorji Damdul, September 14-15,2011
  12. Attended Buddha Jayanti Lecture by Prof. Samdong Rinpoche ,Programme collaboratively organized by Indian Council for Philosophical Research and Rashtriya Sanskrti Sansthan, at India International Centre, New Delhi, May 12, 2011
  13. Attended The four-day International conference ‘Tengyur Translation Conference: In the Tradition of the 17 Pandits of Nalanda’,8th Jan to 11th Jan 2011 jointly organised by CUTS and the American Institute of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University.
  14. Presented a paper entitled “Buddhism and Globalization” at the International Seminar on Buddhism and Globalization, jointly organized by the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, and Indian Council for Cultural Relation. Delhi, 17-19 February 2010.
  15. Attended an International Conference on Buddhism in East Asia: Traditions, Changes and Challenges, organized by Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi at Convention Centre, and University of Delhi from February 12-13, 2010.
  16. Attended the International Workshop on Editing Buddhist Sanskrit Texts, lead by Prof. Michael Hahn, Germany, organized by the Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, UP from January 13-15, 2010.
  17. Attended the 4th IASR National Conference on Morality and Religion: Exploring Their Relationship, organized by Indian Association for the Study of Religions (IASR) in association with Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi at Department of Philosophy, and University of Delhi from January 29-30, 2010.
  18. Attended an International Seminar on Pali on the theme “Universal Message of Buddhism with Special Reference to Pali Literature” organized by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan at Vigyan Vihar, New Delhi, 22-24 September 2009.
  19. Attended the international panel discussion on “What the Indian Panditas and Yogis Brought to Tibet” comprised of renowned scholars; Gene E. Smith, Former Director of American Library of Congress, Stephen Goodman of CIIS, John Dunne of Emory University and Jake Dalton of University of Carlifornia, Berkeley hosted by The Khyentse Foundation and Siddhartha’s Intent India at Inida International Centre, Annexe, New Delhi on March 13, 2009.
  20. Attended a special Lecture by Geshe Dorji Damdul, religious Translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the topic “Ontological nature of the reality and its relevance to the Buddha Nature” conducted by Deptt of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi on March 5, 2009.
  21. Attended a special Lecture by Geshe Dorji Damdul, religious Translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the topic “Introduction to the four classification of Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism” conducted by Deptt of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi on March 3, 2009.
  22. Presented a paper titled ‘Significance of Lamrim in 14th century monastic reforms and emergence of Gelug Tradition’ at the National Seminar on “Origin and Development of Buddhist Sects: Their Cultural Identity and Cross Cultural Perspectives” organized by Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi from February 6-7, 2009.
  23. Participated in a seminar on the theme “The Wisdom of Lotus Sutra: A Teaching for All Ages” cum exhibition on “The Lotus Sutra: A Message of Peace and Harmonious Co-existence” at Lecture Hall, IGNCA, New Delhi sponsored by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Bharat Soka Gokkai, New Delhi, held from April 17-23, 2008.