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Tibetan Seminar Series with Venerable Tenzin Thutop


Venerable Tenzin Thutop was born in India in 1968, and entered the Dalai Lama's personal monastery in Dharamsala when he was 13 years-old. He earned the title of novice monk at 18, and at 27 became fully ordained as a monk and obtained the degree of "Master Of Buddhist Sutra and Tantra." Ven. Thutop has lived at several of the Namgyal Monastery branches, including those at Kushinagar and Bodhgaya, India. He served in the entourage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the Kalachakra teachings in Barcelona, Spain, and Mongolia, and on other occasions throughout His Holiness's travels in India. Ven. Thutop has participated in exhibitions of the Kalachakra Mandala in Italy, Finland and other countries, and his interest in comparative religion lead to time spent at a Catholic Monastery in Missouri in 1996.

Venerable Tenzin Thutop arrived at the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in Ithaca, NY in May of 1999, where he currently resides and teaches classes in Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan language. He is a wonderful teacher, and during his time in Ithaca, NY, he has given several presentations about Buddhism at churches, synagogues, schools, and universities, and in the summer of 2002 he taught a month-long course on mandala studies at Cornell University. Ven. Thutop has many highly specialized skills in the traditional tantric monastic practices, such as Mandala construction, butter sculpture, and ritual performances. He continues to travel throughout the world creating sand Mandalas and sharing his knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism with its rich history of traditional ritual arts and practices.



--Tibetan Language and Symbols
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
6:00 – 8:00 p.m
Student Center 119

--Discussion on World Peace and Compassion

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
6:30 – 7:30 p.m
Student Center Theater 236

--Tibetan Art and How to Make a Mandala

Thursday, November 10, 2011
6:00 – 8:00 p.m
Student Center 119


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U.S./Mexico Relations
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