August 2020
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Peace Education

A Evening of Kalmykian Culture in Vienna

Austria-2019-02-28-A Evening of Kalmykian Culture in Vienna

Vienna, Austria—Europe’s only predominantly Buddhist region was the topic of a cultural event held at UPF offices.

The Kalmyks, a Mongolian people, are located in the Russian Republic of Kalmykia, near the Caspian Sea. They are the only group within the European borders whose language belongs to the Mongolian family and whose religion is Tibetan Buddhism. They have been keeping their Buddhist traditions to this day.

The February 28, 2019, meeting was initiated by KultEurasia, an association for cultural dialogue and cultural heritage of Eurasian indigenous peoples. The president of KultEurasia, Daniela Lieberwirth, introduced the activities of her organization.

Then the Kalmyk cultural scientist Chingis Azydov introduced us to the geography, history and culture of Kalmykia. He also presented two short films which showed how deeply Kalmykia’s culture and its people are rooted in Tibetan Buddhist traditions, which have been revitalized after the fall of communism.

Finally, Mr. Azydov performed traditional Kalmyk songs, accompanied by his friends, an Austrian and a Romanian musician.

On this evening more than 100 guests learned more about the ethnic minority group of the Kalmyks. At the same time they could connect to UPF and its activities.

To watch the video, click here.

If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.

Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.

Related Articles

Webinar Explores Stephen Hawking’s Legacy

Düsseldorf, Germany—The speaker dealt with questions such as “What was God doing before He created the world?”

Global Day of Parents and Protection of Children

Moscow, Russia—UPF commemorated the UN Global Day of Parents 2020 with an online interview of a prominent children’s rights official.

UPF-Czech Republic Remembers the Thought of Max Weber

Prague, Czech Republic—The German sociologist and economist saw a close bond between religion and economics.