Karma Trinlay Rinpoche + Dimitrios Kapagiannis
Friday, November 1, 2013
8:00 PM–9:30 PM Free
“An ignorant man ages like an ox. His flesh may increase, but not his understanding.” —Gautama Buddha, from the Dhammapada
According to Buddhist thinking, ignorance is the greatest impediment to enlightenment. In our fall conversation series Ignorance, we aim to clear the path a little.
Includes an optional gallery tour at 8:30 p.m.
About the Speaker
Karma Trinlay Rinpoche, born to American and French parents, was recognized during a family trip to India in 1976 as the rebirth (tulku) of an important Buddhist master by two of the most dynamic Buddhist teachers of the twentieth century. From age three he began the traditional Tibetan Buddhist education with the lead guidance of Kalu Rinpoche. Later he returned to France and pursued a broader education including academic studies in Western philosophy. He teaches worldwide and continues to translate and research classical Buddhist texts.
Dimitrios Kapogiannis, M.D., is a staff neurologist at the National Institute on Aging. He studied medicine at the University of Athens and specialized in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He specialized in cognitive and behavioral neurology as a clinical fellow at the Cognitive Neuroscience Section of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. His research interests include the neural basis of religion and personality.