Every Monday of the Fall semester, the Office of Intercultural Affairs will offer Tibetan Buddhist Meditation sessions led by the Ven. Tenzin Yignyen at 6:30 p.m.
Yignyen, an instructor of Asian languages and cultures, holds a Master of Sutra and Tantra degree with highest honors from the Dalai Lama's personal monastery. He has been invited to construct sand mandalas and speak on Tibetan Buddhist arts and philosophy at a number of locations, including schools, colleges, yoga centers, the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, D.C., and Times Square, in New York City. He has led pilgrimages, programs and small abroad trips related to his work.
At the Colleges, Yignyen typically lectures about happiness, love, compassion and inner strength as essentials to ensure the earth is a peaceful place. He believes that the spiritual practices of love, kindness and compassion are the main messages of all major religions of the world and the source of happiness.
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation is open to students of all faiths and denominations - individuals need not have any experience in meditation prior to attending. The meditations will be held at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. No registration is necessary to attend a session. Buddhist Meditation takes place on Mondays, at 6:30 p.m., on the second floor of the Intercultural Affairs Office, 288 Pulteney Street.