Remembering Ngawang Dorjee

Ngawang Lobsang Dorjee

The beginning of the 20th century was “the golden age” of Buddhism in Russia. Ngawang Dorjee was a well known figure of the 20th century relations between Tibet and Russia.
Ngawang Lobsang Dorjee from 1854 – 1938 also known as Agvan Dorzhiev in Russian was one of the most intriguing figures in twentieth-century Tibetan History. He was a Buddhist monk born among Buryat tribe of Mongol. He was popularly known to the Tibetans as the Sokpo Tsenshab Ngawang Lobsang Dorjee.
Dorjee was an assistant tutor and a close associate of the 13th Dalai Lama.