Ecclesiastical Department organises session on ‘Awakening the Mind- Role of Monastic Teachers in Our Society’

Gangtok, May 28 (IPR): A one-day session on ‘Awakening the Mind- Role of Monastic Teachers in Our Society’ was organised by the Ecclesiastical Department at Chintan Bhawan today.
The session was conducted by Tulku Jamyang from Kathmandu, Nepal in the presence of Tinkey Gonjang Rinpoche. The program was also attended by Dr Passang D Phempu, Secretary, Ecclesiastical Department, Ms Kincho Doma Lepcha, Special Secretary, Ecclesiastical Department, Mr Kitar Sherpa, Director, Ecclesiastical Department, Tenzing Gelay, Additional Director, Ecclesiastical Department, officials of the department and monastic teachers from all districts of Sikkim.
The session began with ‘Tashi Gaypa’ prayer offering by the attendees.
Tulku Jamyang, in his keynote address, discussed points to becoming an effective teacher. He stated that information literacy is needed and teaching every individual should be the motivation a teacher should possess. He also stressed that teaching should be conducted in a simple and friendly manner to spread knowledge effectively.
Additionally, he urged the teachers to focus on targeting the youth and motivating them to make positive changes in their lives. He urged the teachers to have compassion and conviction in themselves and stressed about being local advocates for self-sustenance in society.
A question and answer session followed the teachings where various topics were discussed.
Gonjang Rinpoche, in his ‘Kalop’ reiterated the importance of listening and teaching young students effectively be it in any language. Furthermore, he thanked Tulku Jamyang, and Ecclesiastical Department for organising the session.
Earlier, the welcome address was presented by Dr Passang D Phempu, Secretary Ecclesiastical Department while the session concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Mr Kitar Sherpa, Director Ecclesiastical Department.
An afternoon session was also organised by the Department on the introduction of the new syllabus of monastic schools for the 2024-25 session.

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