The University of Chicago Buddhist Studies Club and Chicago Buddhist Association present
MONDAY, October 30 | 4:30pm | Swift Lecture Hall (3rd floor)
"The Life and Work of Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche: A Tibetan Buddhist Master in Modern China"
Introduction by Professor Brook A. Ziporyn
WEDNESDAY, November 1 | 7pm | Bond Chapel (adjacent to Swift Hall)
"A Way to Think in Turbulent Times"
Introduction by Professor Christian Wedemeyer
Khenpo Sodargye, a leading Buddhist scholar and teacher, is Vice President of Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, Sichuan, the largest monastic settlement in the world. As a principle student of Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, the founder of Larung Gar, he continues to transmit the teachings of the Nyingma School both within Tibet and around the world. Khenpo Sodargye's critical engagements with social scientists in China and the West have sparked a new round of public discourse in China regarding the politics and philosophy of religion and science, Buddhism and the public good, and environmentalism. He has published over a dozen books and given hundreds of lectures at universities worldwide.