The Role of Tibetan Buddhism, Monasteries, and Nunneries in Tibetan Society Today
Andover Chapel, 45 Francis Ave.
Tue., Apr. 7, 2015, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro is one of the most important teachers living in Tibet. For more than 20 years he has overseen monastic education at the world-renowned Larung Five Sciences Buddhist Institute (Larung Gar) in Serthar. Khenpo teaches throughout Tibetan areas, promoting environmental awareness, education, vegetarianism, and the importance of protecting living beings and abstaining from taking life. At the same time, he has sought to deepen the broader Tibetan community’s understanding of basic dharma, and to this end has traveled widely giving teachings to lay audiences.
Over the last 10 years, Khenpo has been committed to deepening his understanding of Western science and philosophy, and is utilizing contemporary methods to disseminate Buddhist culture. Khenpo has published extensively on Buddhism in both Tibetan and Chinese languages, and he has coordinated a team of language specialists and scholars representing all Tibetan regions to collaborate on the compilation of a trilingual (Tibetan-Chinese-English) dictionary of new vocabulary terms.
This event is part of the Buddhist Ministry Initiative Speaker Series.
Gazette Classification: Lecture, Religion
Sponsor: HDS Buddhist Ministry Initiative
Contact: Julie Barker Gillette