"Ancient India's Spiritual Legacy: a medicine for contemporary afflictions”

3/20/2017 4:00 PM

"Ancient India's Spiritual Legacy: a medicine for contemporary afflictions”
"Ancient India's Spiritual Legacy: a medicine for contemporary afflictions”MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 4 – 5:30PM EDT
Location White Hall 101
University Event Topic Health
School Emory University
Department/Organization Political Science
Building/Room White Hall
Meeting Organizer/Sponsor Emory-Tibet Partnership/ Political Science
Speaker/Presenter Geshe Lhakdor
Cost free
Contact Name Holli Semetko
Contact Email holli.semetko@emory.edu

Geshe Lhakdor is the director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamshala India. A distinguished Buddhist scholar, he was the English translator for His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, from 1989 to 2005. He has co-translated and co-produced several books by the Dalai Lama. From 1976 to 1986, Lhakdor studied specialized Buddhist philosophy in the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamshala and received the Master of Prajnaparamita in 1982. He also received the Master of Madhyamika in 1989 and the Master of Philosophy from the University of Delhi. Since 2002, Geshe Lhakdor has been an Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, he was also conferred an Honorary Professorship by the University of Delhi, Department of Psychology. Geshe Lhakdor has visited many countries around the world from his home base in Dharamsala to speak and inspire audiences.

He will be introduced by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D, is the co-founder and Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, a multi-dimensional initiative founded in 1998 to bring together the foremost contributions of the Western scholastic tradition and the Tibetan Buddhist sciences of mind and healing, and a Professor in Emory University's Department of Religion. He is also the founder and spiritual director of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., in Atlanta, where he serves as Co-Director of both the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative and the Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies. He developed Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), a compassion meditation program that is currently utilized in a number of research studies including an NIH-funded study examining CBCT’s efficacy on the experience of depression.


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