Spent a wonderful weekend with Dharma Master Hsintao in Ulanbator last week. I was told that he could be the reincarnation of the great Ogedei Khan...well, the Master was accompanied by Ching-gis" Khaan (cough) :-P
Master Hsintao gave a speech (and this link ; BIG5 Chinese) about how modern technology can help Mongolia promote the good traditional buddhist culture and therefore help boost the economic development in Mongolia. President Enkhbayar was impressive by Master's talk and arranged time to meet with the Master afterwards. The two exchanged further thoughts on how buddhism can be brought back to the young generation of Mongolia and how technology can help. I had the privilege to act as the intepretor for the Master, and then had the chance to introduce myself to the President.
We were there to celebrate the life of H.E. Bakula Rinpoche, and participated a series of conference regarding Challenges of Buddhism in Modern Mongolia. More about Buddhism in Mongolia after 1990 can be found via this link.