Tibetan nun to speak at NIC about modern loneliness

Venerable Thubten Chodron 

Venerable Thubten Chodron, an American nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will speak on “Loneliness in a Time of Connectivity” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room on North Idaho College’s main campus.

The presentation will explore how we can be constantly connected through Facebook and Twitter, yet still feel lonely, among other themes. Ven. Chodron has practiced the Buddha’s teachings for more than 35 years. A student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, she has published numerous books and is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery near Newport, Wash. She teaches internationally and is well-known for her practical and humorous advice for bringing the Buddha’s wisdom into our daily lives.

The event is sponsored by NIC, Associated Students of North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends, and the Sravasti Abbey.

The presentation is being offered at no charge, but donations for the abbey are appreciated. Attendees are asked to arrive a few minutes early.

Information: Laura Templeman-Paxson at (208) 660-5477.

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

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