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CALE Sets Lecture Series

Published: May 05, 2016

CHENEY, Washington - Eastern Washington University's College of Arts, Letters and Education this month is sponsoring a series of lectures from a Tibetan monk who is a world-renowned scholar and highly regarded educator.

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, feature Venerable Professor Geshe-La Thupten Phelgye, a Global Scholar and Mentor in Residence at EWU. The talks will all be in Spokane, and focus on different aspects of Buddhism and the practice of meditation.

Each discussion will be 5-6 p.m., at the Spark Center, 1214 W. Summit Parkway in Kendall yards. Dates and Descriptions are as follows:

  • May 9 - Buddhist Wisdom and Meditation: We begin with introduction to Buddhism and benefit of Buddhist wisdom and meditation in our mental and physical health.
  • May 16 - Life, Death and beyond - Meditation: In this session, we reflect on the true nature of our lives and its potential of a happy life, fearless death and further journey of our Reincarnation.
  • May 23 - Self Love and Cultivation of Compassion-Meditation: In this session, we reflect on the importance of both self-love and Cultivation of Universal Compassion to all beings in our lives.

Venerable Professor Geshe-La Phelgye

In 1973, at the age of 17, Geshe Phelgye became a monk while studying at Seraje Monastic University, and finished his Geshe (a Buddhist academic degree) in 1991. In 1993, he embarked on a five-year meditation retreat in the mountains of Dharamsala under the guidance of His Holiness (H.H.) the Dalai Lama.

In 1998, with blessing at a private audience with H.H. the Dalai Lama, Geshe Phelgye founded the Universal Compassion Movement and openly campaigned for vegetarianism around the world.

Geshe Phelgye worked with the Sulha Peace Project in the Middle East from 2004 to 2007 seeking reconciliation among Jews, Muslims and Christians. He is also a member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile.

The Tibetan scholar has been affiliated with Eastern as a lecturer since 2010.


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