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Deer Park Buddhist Center is honored to announce the upcoming visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, to Madison on May 14, 2013.
His Holiness will give teachings on "Praise to Dependent Origination" by Je Tsongkhapa.
About the teachings: Lama Tsongkhapa's text Praise to Dependent Origination deals with one of the two complimentary main concepts in the Prasangika Madhyamika school of Indo-Tibetan philosophy: Emptiness and Dependent Arising. The first concept is that which is usually translated as "emptiness" or "voidness", and the second is that of Prattyasamutpda which is usually translated as "dependent arising", or "dependent origination".
About His Holiness: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the welfare of the Tibetan people, focusing on the survival of their identity, culture and religion.
His Holiness was born on July 6, 1935, to a farming family in a small hamlet located in Takster, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two, the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondrup at that time, was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.
The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenresig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a man of peace. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.
Use of ticket proceeds from this event: Ticket proceeds for His Holiness' teaching in Madison will go towards covering the cost of producing the event, with any remaining funds devoted towards supporting Deer Park Buddhist Center charitable efforts and other charitable organizations designated by His Holiness.
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Deer Park Buddhist Center
Deer Park Buddhist Center and Monastery is devoted to ensuring that Tibetan Buddhist teachings and the monastic way of life, as well as Tibetan culture, remain available as a vibrant part of our common human legacy.
Deer Park’s mission is to provide a stable foundation in America’s heartland to continue Tibetan Buddhism’s unique contribution to human culture and wisdom, by way of:
Supporting people’s moral and spiritual growth, as a means to bring about temporary and lasting peace for them individually and throughout the world.
Educating, training, and inspiring local and international monastic and lay students in the philosophy and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.
Serving as a monastery where Tibetans and non-Tibetans alike can observe and experience Buddhism as a complete living tradition in a tranquil rural setting that is particularly conducive to the contemplative monastic lifestyle.