Nalandabodhi Boulder is pleased to host Geshe Thupten Phelgye for an evening talk and discussion on universal compassion in the modern world, and especially compassion for animals (the practice of being a vegetarian). He will also share his thoughts on Buddhist Hospice.
The practice of buddhism has much to offer in how we relate to our environment and our care for our world. As the Buddha taught over two and a half thousand years ago, there are many benefits to following a vegetarian lifestyle – both for us and for other beings as well. Today, so many centuries later, the Buddha’s words are as powerful as ever, and even more important for the modern world.
Geshe Thupten Phelgye will share with us some inspiring and encouraging words on how we can live a more compassionate life in the way we view and treat animals.
When: Thursday, September 4, 7:00 PM.
Cost: We request a teaching donation depending on your means.
More Information: http://boulder.nalandabodhi.org
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More about Geshe Thupten Phelgye
Geshe Thupten Phelgye obtained the Geshe degree after 18 years of intensive Buddhist studies at Sera Jey monastery; he also completed a 5 year retreat under the guidance of his root guru, H.H. The Dalai Lama, and went on to serve two terms (10 years) in the Tibetan Parliament in Exile in Dharamsala from 2001 to 2011. In 1986 Geshe-la was appointed by the Dalai Lama as the guardian/tutor of the Canadian born Tulku (recognized reincarnate lama) Tenzin Sherab (Elijah Ary), one of only a handful of recognized western tulkus. He is also the founder and director of The Universal Compassion Foundation and has been active in promoting world peace and interfaith dialogue, including working with the Sulha Peace Project in the Middle East to promote reconciliation among Muslims, Jews, and Christians. Geshe-la has spoken at over 100 colleges and schools in North America and India including Harvard, Amherst, UC Santa Barbara, University of San Francisco, and Wheaton. He has also served as a Global Scholar in Residence at Gonzaga University, and as a visiting full-time professor at Eastern Washington University. More at the web site Universal Compassion Foundation.