His Eminence Tsugla Lopen of Bhutan’s Central Monastic Body interacted with Bhutanese Students at LPU


Jalandhar: His Eminence Tsugla Lopen of Central Monk Body in Bhutan, Venerable Samten Dorji visited Lovely Professional University today, where he interacted with hundreds of Bhutanese students at Shri Baldev Raj Mittal Auditorium of the University. Entering the central monk body at prime age of 8, the protagonist of Buddhist Philosophy, His Eminence Tsugla Lopen Samten Dorji has held many prestigious positions in Central Monastery of Bhutan. For his humane endeavours and contributions towards Buddhism, he has also been honoured with International Buddhist Peace Award by the US-based International University of Morality (Bangkok).

Addressing to and interacting with students of Bhutan, H E Tsugla Lopen desired of students to consider his talks in Buddhist perspective, as being older and more experienced in Buddhist background he stands much concerned about them. He advised students: “Learn to care and control your mind in whatever you act and say, as your all actions and speeches, good or bad, come out of your mind. Avoid simple actions like stealing, drinking, dishonesty. Try to be good and help others on needs.”

Talking about studies, H E Tsugla Lopen guided students: “Remain away from all kinds of stresses as your main aim in a foreign country is to be successful in your studies. Your parents have sacrificed a lot by having faith in you to emerge successful. During three-four years of your courses, try to be fruitful and always be happy about the hard efforts you put forward for that. Your hardships will certainly make you gain in the end. Learn more and more from your teachers and ever be thankful to your teachers, parents and the country, all of those hopes and want to see you successful. Be useful to the society instead of being mere worthless; keep on working hard.”

Sharing views about all types of religions, H E Tsugla Lopen preached: “In following religion, you do not have to be in the dress of a monk. Learn about patience, tolerance, honesty by working and behaving on allied parameters.” Making students understand difference between the proportions of ‘shame’ and ‘guilt’, he asked them to avoid all actions related to these factors, including drugs. In this regard, he briefed them that ‘shame’ comes from within and ‘guilt’ is that negative action which is wittingly repeated.

Prior to this, he met LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Director Division of International Affairs Mr Aman Mittal and other senior officials of the University, had a campus tour, and appreciated the study- environ at LPU for holistic growth of the students. Seeing the loveliness in all aspects at the campus, the eminent guest attributed noun ‘Paradise’ to LPU for creating students’ strength.

In accordance to his famous TV talk show with Bhutan Broadcasting Service ‘Nang Ghi Tam: The Inner Story’, H E Tsugla Lopen tried to listen to secrets, pain and pleasure of every individual student for suggesting them solutions and perfections. Taking the event as a Bhutan Festival, LPU Bhutanese students were in their country’s traditional & distinctive dresses, girls in ‘Kira’ and boys in ‘Gho’.

Minister ranking member of the Council for Religious Affairs in Bhutan, H E Tsugla Lopen is in charge of activities pertaining to the study and contemplation of the scriptural traditions along with the five sciences. He was accompanied by three-member delegation from Bhutan including Education Attaché of Bhutan Embassy Mr Cheku Dorji. Other two delegates were Research Officer (Monastic Education Department) Lopen Namgay Wangchuk and Secretary of Monastic Education Khenpo Karma Lhuendup.