Bishop Pat Buckley + Satya Dev Negi
The Road That Teaches
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
8:00 PM–10:00 PM Free
We apologize, but this event has been CANCELLED.
Bishop Pat Buckley, the excommunicated and dissident Irish priest, meets withSatya Dev Negithe Director of Emory-Tibet Partnership at Emory University.
This event is part ofThe Road That Teachesseries that complements the exhibitionPilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam(July 1, 2011 – October 24, 2011).The Road That Teachesis a Wednesday evening conversation series, exploring the nature of faith and pilgrimage, between two people from different walks of life or differing spiritual experiences. To view more conversations in this series,click here.
Bishop Pat Buckley conducts an “independent ministry” in Ireland and performs civil partnership ceremonies for couples whose unions are not recognized by the Catholic Church.
Satya Dev Negi (aka Geshe Lobsang Negi) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Religion and Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership at Emory University. He serves as Co-Director of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative and Co-Director of the Emory Collaborative of Contemplative Studies. In addition, he has contributed to the development of a number of programs linking Emory University with Tibetan institutions of higher learning in India. His career has focused on the potential of mind to affect well-being on physical, emotional and mental levels and is now centered in three areas: Clinical research on the behavioral, immune and stress impacts of contemplative practices; Developing and implementing a science curriculum for Tibetan monastics; and Teaching Tibetan Buddhism both at Emory University and Atlanta’s Drepung Loseling.
Born in Kinnaur, a small Himalayan kingdom adjoining Tibet, Geshe Lobsang was chosen at age 14 to study at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, the private school of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. In 1985 he entered Drepung Loseling Monastery in Karnataka, Southern India, to continue his studies, and in 1994 he received the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest level of learning in Tibetan Buddhism. At the suggestion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Lobsang also completed a Ph.D. at the Institute for Liberal Arts at Emory University. In 1991 Geshe Lobsang established Drepung Loseling, the North American seat of Drepung Loseling Monastery, and continues to serve as its president and spiritual director. Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. has grown to become one of North America’s leading centers for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism, and offers courses by the most highly respected scholars of that tradition. Geshe Lobsang is regularly invited to lecture on Tibetan Buddhism and on mind-body interactions, and is a frequent participant in interfaith dialogues.
Co-Sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Program presented with the Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice