Emory Buddhist Club - Dharma talk and meditation this Thursday!

Hsu, Emory emory.hsu at emory.edu
Tue Jan 19 11:53:14 EST 2016

Emory Buddhist Club
Thursday 1/21 at 6pm, Cannon Chapel Basement
Join us this Thursday at 6pm in Cannon Chapel 106 for guided meditation, discussion, and tea. Everyone is welcome!

Our speaker this week is Geshe Ngawang Phende. If you've never heard him speak, Geshe Phende can clearly articulate Buddhist principles and is a wonderful teacher, so be sure to come! A brief biography is below:

Other Events of Interest:
Emory Tzu Ching GBM 1/20 (Wednesday), 6:30 - 8pm, White Hall 112. Semester welcome / general body meeting - come eat free food and learn about the various volunteer projects and community service activities planned for the semester! Facebook: Emory University Tzu Ching

Geshe Ngawang Phende was born in Nepal in 1968. As a young boy he entered Drubthob Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal where he received his initial monastic training. He joined Drepung Loseling Monastery, south India in 1982 at the age of 12, where he successfully completed his monastic education and passed the Geshe Lharampa examination in 2001. He then attended Guymey Monastery for further Tantric studies and stayed there for a year. Geshe Ngawang was the resident teacher at the Lam Rim Tibetan Buddhist Center in Johannesburg, South Africa for nearly four years. Twice he has been on the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour and at present is one of the resident teachers at Drepung Loseling Monastery Atlanta.

Summer 2016: Woodenfish Humanistic Buddhist Monastic Life Program (HBMLP): Applications are now open for the July program, this year in Shanxi, China. The Woodenfish Program includes academic study as well as practice and experience in a traditional Chinese Buddhist monastery. Every accepted student will receive a scholarship that covers room, board and other expenses during the program! No prior knowledge of Chinese required. www.woodenfish.org<https://owa.emory.edu/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx>
Spring Guan Yin Retreat at City of Ten Thousand Buddhas: March 26 - April 3, 2016. Applications now open! For one week, immerse yourself in the life of a Buddhist monastery in the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in northern California. The contemplative practices centers on activating deep innate compassion and insight, returning our own awareness to focus within. Beginners’ Track in English with guidance from Dharma Realm Buddhist University available for participants with no prior experience. Everyone is welcome to apply, whether you are a student or long-graduated. www.drbu.org
MA Buddhist Art: History and Conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2016-2017: The Courtauld is one of the leading centres in the world for education and research in history of art and conservation. This unique one-year MA is offered by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at The Courtauld. In this full-time, twelve-month course, teaching is mainly concentrated in three 11-week terms, but supervision of the dissertation continues during the summer months (June - September). Students undertake a dissertation which will consider an aspect of the original techniques, conservation, management, curating, history or use of Buddhist art. The MA provides a comprehensive grounding in the history of Buddhism, Buddhist art and its conservation both for those intending to pursue further specialist conservation education, and for others who wish to proceed into related fields such as art-historical research, curating, or site-management. No previous background needed. A significant number of substantial scholarships are available, awarded on the basis of merit and need. Applications are due February 15. More info at  http://courtauld.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/ma-buddhist-art-history-and-conservation
Buddhism and East Asian Cultures: Lectures Series, Conference, Forum, and Fieldwork Program: The Wutai International Institute for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures (WII), Institute for Ethics and Religions Studies (IERS) at Tsinghua University, Buddhist Studies Forum at Fudan University (FU-BSF), and the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC-BSF) in Vancouver, Canada cordially invite applications for a 10-day program of lecture series, conference/forum, and fieldwork on Buddhism and East Asian Cultures (July 15-25, 2016) at Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove (Dasheng Zhulin si 大聖竹林寺), Mount Wutai 五臺山, and Datong, Shanxi, China. Applications are now open through April 1, 2016.  Successful candidates will receive free tuition, room, and board. http://blogs.ubc.ca/dewei/2016-summer-program-buddhism-and-east-asian-cultures/
Tzu Chi Atlanta 慈濟亞特蘭大支會竭誠邀請您參加慈濟一年一度的「歲末祝福」。今年的「歲末祝福」將於一月二十三日(週六)下午五點(四點四十五分前入場)在僑教中心(中國城)舉辦。今年歲末祝福的主題是 【大愛之道廣披寰宇•長情之路古往今來】;從過去到現在,有苦難的地方,就可以看到慈濟人的付出,不只膚慰受苦的人~身心靈,而且拉長情,擴大愛,將愛的能量延續到未來。回顧2015年,世界各地災難偏多,藉此歲末祝福會,讓我們一起感恩過去一年的平安,也為新的一年祈求天下平安無災難,祈願人人都能以歡喜心行善造福,人心清淨,社會祥和,天下無災難。祝福您全家在新的一年平安吉祥!Sat 1/23 at 5pm, Chinatown Culture Center. Tzu Chi means "Compassionate Relief" www.TzuChi.org


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