Amnye Machen Institute AMI

Linked with Gendun Choephel – Tibet (1903 – 1951).
about:

  • Amnye Machen is the major mountain range in North-Eastern Tibet. Amnye or “Grand-Father” Machen, is also one of Tibet’s oldest mountain deities and mythical ancestral figures. He is worshipped in his many forms across Tibet and beyond, from as far south-east as the land of the Jang (Nashi) people, to Ladakh in the west.
  • The Amnye Machen Institute (AMI) has begun a movement towards addressing these and other imbalances and limitations in the intellectual, social and cultural life of the Tibetan people inside and outside Tibet. The Institute is undertaking systematic and scientific studies into Tibetan history, culture, society and politics.
  • AMI is also initiating studies into the external cultures, ideologies and nations that have influenced the course of Tibetan history; but which have been insufficiently examined till now. These efforts are directed towards opening up and exploring new horizons in Tibetan studies and focuse on important subjects such as contemporary Tibetan art, literature and women’s studies that have hitherto received scant attention.

Homepage: click on the links for Programmes; Publications; News; Events etc.

See also Links; Tibet Studies; First National Conference of Tibetan Writers, 1995.
Contact: Amnye Machen Institute, Tibetan Centre for Advanced Studies, McLeod Ganj 176219, Dharamshala (H.P.), India. Tel: 91 (01892) 21441, Fax: 91 (01892) 21073, E-mail.

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