Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550
An Evening with Buddhist Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery of Mundgod, India
Fri, May 2, 2008 • 7:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
In its Indian exile the Gaden Shartse Monastery perpetuates the tradition of the first monastery that the founder of the dGe-lugs-pa school of Tibetan Buddhism, Tsong-kha-pa, has established in the 15th century. The Buddhist monks, who will spend ten days in Austin, have agreed to meet with students and faculty to talk about the continuation of Tibetan Buddhist traditions in exile, about personal experiences of leaving the Tibetan homeland, and about the current political situation. This is a rather informal event with plenty of time for questions.