UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program presents a lecture by Phakchok Rinpoche, head of the Tibetan Taklung Kagyu lineage:
“Compassion in Action: Integrating Buddhism and Social Development”
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Place: I.K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, Dodson Room
Lectures are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W57T55M. 5 minutes prior to start, any extra seating will be made available.
To download a .pdf poster for printing: click here.
UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program lectures are are made possible by the generous support of The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, in collaboration with the Institute of Asian Research and Department of Asian Studies.
Phakchok Rinpoche is the Supreme Head of the Taklung Kagyu lineage, the Abbot of a monastery in Chapagaon in Kathmandu, and the Head of Riwoche Monastery in Tibet. Born in 1981 to Chokling Rinpoche and his wife Dechen Paldron, Phakchok Rinpoche is grandson of Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche and the eldest brother of the Yangsi Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Recognized by the Kagyu regents and ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he has studied with a number of great lamas, including Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Trulshik Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. An enthusiastic and vibrant young lama, his teachings are direct, accessible, and always fresh, opening up our minds in a playful and inspiring way. For more information see http://www.phakchokrinpoche.org/.