Tibetan Buddhist scholar
schedules talks here

Star-Bulletin staff

A Tibetan scholar who teaches and writes for Western audiences about Tibetan Buddhist scriptures and language will speak in Honolulu next month.

"Appearance and Reality in the 21st Century" will be the topic of a Dec. 2 public lecture by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. The free talk will be at 7 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Art Auditorium.

Rinpoche will present commentary on his text "The Miraculous Key" and the teachings of other masters at a lecture series at the Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave. The talks will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and from 9 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3-6. Donations of $5 for the full day and $25 for each evening lecture are suggested.

He will conduct a retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8. The theme will be "Mahamudra" from the "Treasury of Knowledge" by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

Rinpoche has taught in Europe since 1975 and is recognized by the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism for his scholarship and realization. His current teaching tour has included stops in the United States as well as Nepal, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium.

For information call 347-1909.

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