Living in Meditation and Peace
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Date and Time
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Room C/D
Living in Meditation and Peace: A Discussion with the Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden, Personal Peace Emissary to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
From the age of eight, The Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden was trained in monastic traditions of Namgyal Monastery, the personal monastery of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. He completed extensive studies on Buddhist philosophy and the highest form of Tantric practice. In addition to over thirty years of monastery training, Lama Tenzin is a master of the art of Tibetan sand mandalas and butter sculpture and has performed Buddhist ritual dance.
Lama Tenzin has been living in the United States for over 20 years sharing his teachings with groups and giving talks at American and international universities. In 2005, Lama Tenzin was honored to be appointed Personal Emissary of Peace for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. As such, he has arranged interviews for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with CNN, ABC and NBC, among other media outlets. Lama Tenzin has also planned and coordinated numerous programs for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the United States and abroad.
Moderated by Assistant Professor Louis Komjathy, Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
Sponsored by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
The Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden – Personal Peace Emissary to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
From the age of eight, The Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden was trained in monastic traditions of Namgyal Monastery, the personal monastery of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, where he completed extensive studies on Buddhist philosophy and Tantric practice. In addition to over thirty years of monastic training, Lama Tenzin is a master of the art of Tibetan sand mandalas and butter sculpture, as well as Buddhist ritual dance.
Lama Tenzin has been living in the United States for over 20 years, sharing his teachings with groups and giving talks at American and international universities. In 2005, Lama Tenzin was honored to be appointedPersonal Emissary of Peace for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As such, he has arranged interviews for His Holiness with CNN, ABC, NBC, and Fox, among other media outlets. Lama Tenzin has also planned and coordinated numerous programs for His Holiness in the United States and abroad.
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