Buddhist monastic teacher to speak Aug. 23 at Jewel Heart Norcal | TheUnion.com

Buddhist monastic teacher to speak Aug. 23 at Jewel Heart Norcal

Geshe Thupten Phelgye and Bishop Desmond Tutu
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Geshe Thupten Phelgye, a Buddhist monastic teacher, will address members of Jewel Heart Norcal from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley. .

The topic will be “Love and Compassion.”

After 18 years of study, Geshe Phelgye received his Geshe degree (the highest degree available to a Buddhist monastic) from Sera Jey Monastic University in 1991.

He is a former member of the Tibetan Parliament and founding president of the International Gelug Society. He has spoken at more than 100 colleges and universities across the U.S. and has taught at Buddhist centers of all lineages and churches of various denominations.

Geshe Phelgye is currently Global Scholar in Residence at Eastern Washington University in Spokane.

Jewel Heart Norcal is a Mahayana Buddhist study group in the tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The group is under the auspices of Jewel Heart International; the group is focusing on the Gateway to the Spiritual Path.

The nonprofit Jewel Heart Norcal meets every Sunday at Unitarian Universalist from 6:30-8 p.m.

All are welcome regardless of background or religious affiliation. For further information, see http://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/northern-california; on Facebook at Jewelheart Norcal or email jbreault51@gmail.com

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