2nd Century Method to Overcome 21st Century Self-Destruction

arkansasgeshe2nd Century Method to Overcome 21st Century Self-Destruction
visiting scholar, Geshe Thupten Dorjee

In these times of global chaos and fear it is especially important to learn how to work with one’s mind and the emotion of fear. Come to this lecture for some basic Tibetan philosophy on fear and techniques on how to work with it. This is a beginning lecture on a possible more in-depth and longer class on this topic with suggested texts for reading.

Saturday, March 15, 2-4pm

In the Fall of 2006, Geshe accepted a one-semester appointment at the University of Arkansas’ Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, teaching courses in Tibetan Culture and Buddhist Philosophy. Student response to those classes led to a second semester, during which he continued to teach the Tibetan Culture class, and added a class focusing on Approaches to Non-Violence based on the lives and teachings of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The continued enthusiasm of the students resulted in a semi-permanent teaching position at the U of A. Geshe now calls Fayetteville home.

In early 2007, Geshe and Professor Sidney Burris, director of the Honors Program and Religious Studies Program for Fulbright College, founded the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas. TCIA is dedicated to helping the Tibetan people preserve their endangered culture within the emerging global village, through education, public teachings, demonstrations, exhibits, lectures, films, study trips – in short, with any activity that artfully showcases one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive civilizations. TCIA is currently in the very early stages of organization and is in the process of incorporating as a non-profit educational institution.

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