Friday, September 19, 2014, 7-8:30PM: Co-hosted by Mariposa Sangha and Trinity UMC, Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye (Geshe-la) will speak at Trinity United Methodist Church in Austin. His talk “Acting with Kindness: Stories and Lessons from a Life of Peacemaking” will explore his personal life as an international peacemaker. As part of this event Geshe-la will also offer a brief, guided, multicultural meditation. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more go to: www.drdavidzuniga.com/geshe-la-in-austin.html.
In addition to being a Geshe (the highest degree of monastic training in his lineage of Tibetan Buddhism), Geshe-la was a member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile for 10 years. With encouragement from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe-la founded the Universal Compassion Foundation and worked with the Sulha Peace Project in the Middle East from 2004 to 2007 seeking reconciliation among Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.