Remembering Ngawang Dorjee, the Great 13th Dalai Lama’s Emissary to Russia

Dharamshala: President Dr Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration inaugurated a photo exhibition on the life of Ngawang Dorjee, a Russian-born Buddhist scholar and an envoy of the great 13th Dalai Lama, at the Tibet Museum on 9 June. Ngawang Dorjee, also called Agvan Dorjiev (1854–1938), was a Russian-born monk of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, referred by his scholarly title as Tsenyi Khempo. He was one of the seven dialectical instructors or Tsanzhabs to the great 13th Dalai Lama and was pivotal in building communications between Lhasa and the Russian Czar. The Exhibition will be display till August 30, 2017.