Emory Buddhist Club - Meditation Thursday at 6pm in Cannon Chapel 106!

Hsu, Emory emory.hsu at emory.edu
Tue Feb 9 14:34:21 EST 2016

Guided Meditation and Buddhist Talk
Emory Buddhist Club on Thursday!


Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, is the co-founder and Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, a multi-dimensional initiative launched in 1998 to bring together the foremost contributions of the Western scholastic tradition and the Tibetan Buddhist sciences of mind and healing.  Additionally, he is the founder and director of Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta and a Professor of Practice in Emory University Department of Religion.

Dr. Negi oversees the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI), an educational program created at the invitation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to design and implement a comprehensive modern science curriculum specifically for Tibetan monastics. Additionally, Dr. Negi developed Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), a compassion meditation program based on Tibetan contemplative methods and taught as both a research protocol and to the public for personal enrichment.  A systematic method for gradually training the mind until compassion becomes a spontaneous response, CBCT is currently utilized in a wide variety of research studies, including an NIH-funded study examining the efficacy of compassion meditation on the experience of depression.  He also created and leads the Tibetan Mind-Body Sciences Summer Study Abroad program, a unique experiential learning opportunity for undergraduates.
Dr. Negi was born in Kinnaur, a remote Himalayan region adjoining Tibet.  A former monk, he began his monastic training at The Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamasala, India and continued his education at Drepung Loseling Monastery in south India, where in 1994 he received his Geshe Lharampa degree—the highest academic degree granted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  Dr. Negi completed his Ph.D. at Emory University in 1999; his interdisciplinary dissertation centered on traditional Buddhist and contemporary Western approaches to emotions and their impact on wellness.  His current research focuses on the complementarity of modern science and contemplative practice.

Join Us
Thursday, February 11th
No prior experience necessary.
Everyone is welcome.

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Emory University
Cannon Chapel Basement

Field Trips this week:

Guided Mindfulness Meditation and Introductory Talk
Sunday Feb 14 at 6pm
with Bhante Wajiribuddhi
Akin Room, Emory Oxford College

Vipassana Meditation Retreat:
at Kim Cang Monastery
Saturday Feb 13, 9am - 6pm
Everyone is welcome! Free event, vegetarian lunch provided. Partial attendance permitted. In English.
4771 Browns Mill Rd, Lithonia GA

Tibetan Buddhism:
Drepung Loseling Monastery
Tuesdays at 6:30pm - Medicine Buddha prayer service
Tuesdays at 7:30pm - public Buddhist teaching
Thursdays at 6pm - Compassion meditation
Sundays at 11am - Introductory meditation
For more information, visit www.Drepung.org

Need a ride? Let us know!

Weekly Spotlight

Q&A: Are there female monastics and women leaders in Buddhism?
Yes! Buddhism emphasizes equality - all sentient beings, no matter what gender, ethnicity, social status, wealth, etc, have the same Buddha-nature, that is, the pure awareness within them, the equal potential to become a Buddha (awakened to the truth of reality). The Buddha even emphatically stated that women can become Enlightened too, and allowed women to become monastics - an extremely radical move in ancient India where women were typically seen as property. His realization of the truth of equality was met with great resistance - even today, nearly 3,000 years later, in parts of India the caste system is still entrenched. Learn more about the important role of women in Buddhism from Ven. Thubten Chodron, an American Buddhist nun: http://thubtenchodron.org/2011/06/decision-to-ordain/

The founder of the largest Buddhist charity in the world, Tzu Chi Foundation, is a nun from Taiwan, Master Cheng Yen. Last year, we hosted several female teachers at Emory Buddhist Club: Venerable Jian Sou, abbess of Dharma Jewel Monastery; Venerable Hong Yan, abbess of Pu Xian Temple; Venerable Dong Hue, nun at Kim Cang Monastery; and Ms. Bee, lay president of Georgia Meditation Circle.

Looking for volunteers!
Do you want to be on the board of Emory Buddhist Club? Or have any comments?
We welcome your input, whether you want to have a leadership position on your resume, or you want to help without any recognition. Send us an email as we look forward to upcoming officer elections!

Other Events:
Magha Puja Ceremony (in Thai), Sunday Feb 21 at Wat Buddha Bucha, 3094 Rainbow Drive, Decatur GA 30034

Pure Land Chanting Service (in Chinese), Sunday Feb 14 at Mietoville Academy, 2800 Simpson Circle, Norcross GA 30071, www.AMTB-ATL.org

Light Offerings and Prayers for Chinese New Year, temple open daily Feb 7 - Feb 22, Dharma Jewel Monastery, www.DharmaJewel.US

Reason and Revelation: A Conversation on Natural Law in Four Religions (Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Islamic) at Emory Law School
Monday, February 15, 12pm-2pm, Gambrell Hall 575

Thursdays at 6pm, www.BuddhistClub.org
Cannon Chapel basement (Free Parking in Peavine lot, 27 Eagle Row)


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