Tibetan Buddhist teacher to speak on "How to Live in Happiness" in Coe presentation

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2016-03-23 10:36:01 - General

The Venerable Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche will speak on a Buddhist text "How to Live in Happiness" in an upcoming presentation at Coe College. The event will be held on Friday, April 1, beginning at 11 a.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall of Hickok Hall. It is open to the public at no charge.

Khenchen is known as an accomplished scholar, meditation master, teacher, translator and author. He has published more than a dozen books on Tibetan Buddhism, and is known for his wealth of knowledge, his humor, and his skills in communicating Buddhist ideas in English.

Born in Tsari, one of the major pilgrimage destinations in Tibet, Khenchen fled Tibet in 1959, during the political violence of that time. His family settled in Darjeeling, India. He would later study at the Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, as well as receiving instruction from many of the great Tibetan lamas, particularly from the Kagyu tradition.

Khenchen began teaching in the United States in the early 1980s. He currently lives in Frederick, Maryland, where heads the Tibetan Meditation Center. He has made numerous appearances on television and radio, and he has lectured extensively at colleges and universities throughout the world.

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