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Save The Date!

Next year’s Tsagan Dance will be at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in Philadelphia. Save the date for February 20th, 2016!

2015 Thanksgiving Dance

On Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 pm, the Kalmyk Brotherhood Society will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dance with proceeds benefiting the Temple of Saint Zonkava.

Where: Samarkand Restaurant

1135 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, Pennsylvania 19053

Tickets:
Adults: $60 in advance – $80 at the door!
Kids 5-16: $35
Seniors 80 and up: Free
Kids under 5 should not attend!

Donations:
We’ve had great donations for raffles in the past and we’re asking the same again. If anyone has any items they would like to donate, please call one of the phone numbers below. Thank You!

*Please call or message to reserve tickets in advance!*

Purma (215) 500-3320
Larissa (267) 575-0848
Nina (609) 440-1954

**Also note, the event is BYOB**

Save The Date!

The KBS will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dance on November 28. Also, there will be a camping/paintball/whitewater rafting trip in the fall for anyone who is interested! More info to come for both events.

Namcha Djugninov Singer passed away Saturday, March 28th . Namcha was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1935, And After the outbreak of WWII landed in a displaced-persons camp in Germany. After the war she emigrated with Her Family to Philadelphia where she met Michael Singer and had Three sons.
She is survived by her Former husband, Michael Singer; Their 3 sons, Jacob, David and Paul, and their respective wives Pam, Mary and Lada, and her grandchildren, Bernard, Ariella, Daniel, William, Leah, Julia, Isaac, and Lydia.. And her many friends.

Viewing to be held from 10-11am Friday Hollen funeral home 3160 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114 (215) 698-2500

Burial will follow at St. Vladimir’s Cemetery, Rova Farms, 316 Cassville Rd. Jackson. New Jersey

This was recently posted on facebook:

Thoughts on the origin of the Buzava and Bokshrankun names.

Hi Alta,

Thanks for the images. Lot of thinking to do about how to present them.

Learned some things about our aimag.

1. Bokshrang was the name of one of Ayuka Khan’s son. Opens up the following possibilities:

a.  Our Zun formed as the prince’s personal guard or just name after him?

b.  Did he lead our mengen and zun or just the mengen?

     c.  At this time there were no aimags as that is a political unit not a military unit.
     d.  Buzava was the name of our mengen before we reached the Sal’sk steppe.

2. Read that Ayuka Khan and his successors would send up to 20,000 men to fight with the Cossacks against the Muslims as part of their friendship with Peter the Great and his successors..

a. Wonder if our mengen was already on the Sal’sk steppe as a unit assigned to fight with the Cossacks when Ovsha Khan migrated back east..

3. There would usually be two and sometimes more Tachuud families in each zun depending on the number of men in the unit. Tachuuds were generally assigned as an officer of 50 or so men. I’m thinking that some zuns had more men and some had less men would depend on the number of casualties.

4. Bokshrankun was a strong unit that settled on good land along the Sal River. If you look at the Buzava map in Prayers by Pop, you’ll see what I mean. I figure waterfront property is always prime real estate.

Yours,

Ben

A thought – was our mengen named Buzava because it was the regiment used for the archery display when Peter the Great visited Ayuka Khan. ‘Bu’ is the word for bow and ‘zava’ is the word for ‘showed’ ,  ‘pointed’. I’m starting to lean in this direction because one zun was named after his prince. This is when they launched three flights of arrows and after each flight they bowed and shouted ‘Huure’  or as Peter the Great later added that to his army’s salute, hurrah.

News Update

The Tsagan prayer service will be on Wednesday, February 18th at 7 pm.

2015 is the Year of the Sheep!

Also, starting February 22 – We will be having Buddhist philosophy classes. All are welcome to attend!

Zul Service – Tuesday, December 16th 7PM

Please join us for Zul Services on Tuesday, December 16th at 7PM

Tsongkhapa

As per community request, there will be tea lights for sale* for individual memorials

Please bring a list of names clearly written on paper for our monks to recite

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* The monies raised from the sale of tea lights will be used for the monks utility bills

** For those looking for Howell Temple services, they are being held at 6PM

Raffle Donations

Hello all! We are looking for raffle donations for the Thanksgiving Dance. If anyone would like to donate, please let us know. See you at the dance!

Hello all!

Gomang Monks from India are coming to Philly Temple to chant prayers on Saturday Nov 29 …… 10:00am-12:00pm. We will be having a lunch afterwards. Please bring food donations!

GomangMonks from India are coming to Philly Temple to chant prayers on Saturday Nov 29 ...... 10;00-1200
Also, the Thanksgiving Dance at Cannstatter Volksfest will take place later that night. See the KBS site on FB for details.

Thanksgiving Dance!

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