Ilyumzhinov meets with spiritual teachers, Tibetan lamas

On 7 February, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with two spiritual teachers, Tibetan lamas. The monks came especially to Kirsan Nikolayevich to congratulate him on the coming holiday of Tsagan Sar.

In addition, his countryman, the head of the Buddhist centre "Tilopa" Mikhail Egorov came to visit Ilyumzhinov. Readers of kirsan.today can see Kirsan Nikolayevich's mother, Rimma Sergeyevna on the group photo.


In a conversation, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov recalled that the historical ties between Tibet and Kalmykia go back several centuries. The spread of Buddhism among Kalmyks in the 16-17 centuries is connected with Tibetan monks. Since then, many Kalmyks made pilgrimages to Tibet, mastered the knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and often preached in Tibetan monasteries. “The names of many Kalmyk monks are known and revered by both Kalmyks and Tibetans,” Ilyumzhinov said.