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Tibetan monk to visit county

Nevada County residents will soon have a chance to delve into some transcendental conversation about nirvana and peace with a Tibetan Buddhist teacher.

Geshe Thupten Phelgye, a member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile, is visiting the county from today to Nov. 16. This is Phelgye’s third visit to the area.

“He is coming to visit his students,” said Joseph Guida, founder of Sierra Friends of Tibet. “When he came two years ago, a lot of local people came to see him. He feels, once he has taught some people, he cannot leave them. He has to come back and continue teaching.”



Phelgye is a guest of Paul and Nancy Clemens of Nevada City. He will deliver a number of talks at different venues in town.

Phelgye will be on a radio talk show, KVMR 89.5 FM, on Nov. 6 at noon.




Other activities include:

• At 6 p.m. today, a vegetarian potluck followed by a slideshow and a talk will take place at the Clemens’ residence on Bloomfield Road outside Nevada City.

• From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday a potluck and dharma, or teaching, will take place on Red Dog Road.

• The Clemens will host a three-day retreat at their residence from Friday through Sunday.

• A farewell potluck and worship at the Clemens’ residence will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

For private interviews, house blessing and healings with Phelgye, call Nancy Clemens at 265-5044. For more details on Phelgye’s schedule, visit http://www.sierrafriendsoftibet.org/sfotnews.html.

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To contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen, e-mail soumitros@theunion.com or call 477-4229.


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