International peace delegate to speak in Nevada City |

International peace delegate to speak in Nevada City

The Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye, a peace emissary from the Dalai Lama to the Middle East, will speak at several events next week in Nevada City.

Phelgye is a Tibetan Buddhist monk in the Gelugpa tradition of the Dalai Lama and is a member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile.

Events next week include:

• A spiritual dharma (teachings) talk, hosted by the Vapassana group from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Wild Mountain Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City. Donations are accepted. Call (530) 265-4072.

• A dharma spiritual teaching hosted by Mountain Stream Meditation from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Canyon Spirit Yoga Center in Auburn. Visit

• A spiritual dharma talk on “Guided Meditation on Impermanence” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Road, North San Juan. Donations accepted. Call (530) 265-2826.

• A spiritual dharma talk on “Guided Healing Meditation on Medicine Buddha” at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Wild Mountain Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City. A $10 donation is requested; no one will be turned away. Call (530) 265-4072 or visit

Phelgye followed a vigorous course of Buddhist studies beginning in 1973 to 1991 and become a geshe, the Tibetan equivalent of a doctoral degree, in Buddhist philosophy. He founded the Universal Compassion Movement, campaigning for vegetarianism worldwide.

Phelgye has been working with the Sulha Peace project in the Middle East for the last six years, and has been participating in interfaith dialogues with many religious including those of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths.

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