A Mongolian Globetrotter, Jambalsuren Zolbayar AKA Amai was a speaker at our last Art Exhibition Event in September, 2014, but was not able to attend in-person and did a Skype conference call with the audience at University of Toronto. (Click here for blog entry about the event.)
However, he was able to make it to Canada recently and will be speaking to Torontonians of diverse cultures and backgrounds in order to share his stories from a very unique perspective, that of a Mongolian nomadic civilization.
He will share pictures from his travels to 85 countries in the last 9 years and now to Canada, the 86th. Overall, he will discuss his take on the meaning of life, his beliefs and people of the world.
Topics will include:
At the conclusion of his discussion, Amai will include a performance of “Khoomii”, Mongolia's traditional throat singing.
If you have any questions, please contact Khulan Zalaa-Uul at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613)979-0792.
The event is open to the public. As there is limited space available, please RSVP by clicking below.
Amai at the Robarts Library of the Univerity of Toronto. Amai spoke at this location last time via Skype on September 26th, 2014 as part of the Mongolian Art Exhibition tour. Canada Mongolia Chamber of Commerce initiated an innaugural book donation ceremony for the East Asian Studies - Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library collection which consists of Japanese, South Korea, Chinese & Mongolian Studies resources. We were very proud to introduce Amai in person to Mr. Stephen Qiao, Acting Director and Ms. Lucy Gan, Librarian who were big supporters of the exhibition. Amai made a personal donation of 4 of his written works to the collection of Mongolian Studies resources at the University of Toronto.
We also caught up with Edwin Michielson from Aligali who is passionate about Mongolia and Mongolian Studies.
Short Biography of Amai
Zolbayar Jambalsuren, commonly known as Amai (his artist name) was born on June 28th, 1979 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He studied at the Mongolian National University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Foreign Affairs in Japanese Studies. Soon after, he enrolled in the Academy of Business and Administration of Mongolia and the Mongolian University of Culture. He irrevocably values Mongolian music and culture, its uniqueness and beauty. Since November 4th, 2005 until May 16th, 2010, he visited 69 countries and spent 1665 days on the road. Last year he travelled to North & Central America and reached 86 countries.
Amai has been honored as a “hero of the youth” by the public and received the honorary “Medal of Friendship” by the Union of Peace and Friendship, the highest academic medal “Khublai Khaan” by the Academy of Science and Technology of Mongolia and his writings received the highest nomination in 2011 by the Mongolian Journalist Association. Also, the Academy of Foreign Studies awarded Amai the title of “Professor of Foreign Studies”. Amai wrote and published “Amazing World” and “Life is beautiful” which are both narratives about his travels and his inner journey.
Amai is a committed traveler, militating against global warming and standing up for the respect and love of the Earth, which is represented by Mother God in the Mongolian traditional belief of Tengriism.