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CHINA-LHASA-TIBETAN BUDDHISM-ACADEMIC DEGREE (CN)

CHINA-LHASA-TIBETAN BUDDHISM-ACADEMIC DEGREE (CN)

(120413) -- LHASA, April 13, 2012 (Xinhua) -- Lamas debate on Tibetan Buddhism doctrines with testee lamas during a ceremony to award Gexe Lharampa, the highest academic degree in Tibetan Buddhism studies, at the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 13, 2012. Eight lamas received the Gexe Lharampa degree, a title similar to a doctorate in the Gelugba faction of Tibetan Buddhism, after they passed tests. The laureates of the Gexe Lharampa had to defend their dissertations by debating on Buddhism doctrines during the ceremony. Gexe means knowledgeable and Lharampa is the highest among the four ranks in the Gexe system. A total of 56 lamas have been honored the degree since 2004 when the exam was resumed. (Xinhua/Chogo) (ry)
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