Buddhist Monk to Visit Boise Dec. 18-23

Geshe Thupten Phelgye Brings Universal Message of Peace


Dharma Cafe

Friday, Dec. 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: LEAF Tea House, 212 N. 9th Street, Downtown Boise.
Please help us welcome Geshe Phelgye and learn about his life’s work. This will be an informal mixer, with a short dharma talk and Q&A. Pre-order from LEAF’s vegan menu if you want dinner or snacks, 336-5323.

Cultivating Great Compassion in the Service of Life

Saturday, Dec. 19, 9:30 to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Location: ICAN Hall, 3450 Hill Road, Boise.
Cost: $15 per session or $45 for the weekend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All are welcome.

Interviews Available

Monday, Dec. 21:  Please call Zhiwa at (650) 238-8759 to schedule a consultation, or if you’d like to host Geshe-la for a meal.

Interfaith Panel Discussion on ‘Healing Cultural Trauma’

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m. with local leaders of Jewish, Muslim, and Native American spiritual traditions. Here is some background for the  Panel discussion.
Location: Cathedral of the Rockies, (Emmaus Center), 717 N. 11th Street.

Universal Compassion – A monk’s journey

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: (Updated! 2404 Bank Drive, Set. 202)
Hosted by Beginners Mind Sangha and Heart of The Dharma.

Geshe Thupten Phelgye

He completed the rigorous 18-year course of traditional studies in Buddhist philosophy that earned him the title Geshe (PhD) from Sera Monastic University in 1973. After a private audience with H.H. the Dalai Lama in 1993, he began a five-year meditation retreat. In 2001, Geshe Phelgye was elected as a member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile. He is an activist for peace, animal rights and vegetarian lifestyle. Geshe Phelgye is currently serving as Global Scholar in Residence at Eastern Washington University.

For more information about the visit, contact Zhiwa at (650) 238-8759.

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