Tibetan nun to speak at NIC on identity Oct. 9


Venerable Chodron, an American nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will speak on “Being Human: Not Seeing the Word as Us and Them” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room on North Idaho College’s main campus.

Do our identities divide us or unite us? Chodron shares why she has spent more than four decades training her mind to see past markers of identity: nationality, gender, sexuality, culture, and so on – to focus on our common human identity as the foundation for universal love and compassion.

Ven. Chodron has practiced the Buddha’s teachings for more than 37 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 presentation is being offered at no charge, but donations for the abbey are welcome. Attendees are asked to arrive a few minutes early.

Information: Laura Templeman at (208) 769-7888.



Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

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