Spiritual leader Geshe Thupten Phelgye to speak in Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

Spiritual leader Geshe Thupten Phelgye to speak in Grass Valley

Former Tibetan Parliament member and spiritual leader Geshe Thupten Phelgye will host a talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains. The topic will be, “Love and Compassion.”

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

He has spoken at more than 100 colleges and universities across the U.S. and taught at Buddhist centers of all lineages and churches of various denominations. Phelgye is currently a Global Scholar in Residence at Eastern Washington University in Spokane.

The event is being hosted by Jewel Heart Norcal, a Mahayana Buddhist study group in the tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The group is under the auspices of Jewel Heart International based on teachings of Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche and meets every Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley. They are a nonprofit group and gladly accept donations for programs. All are welcome regardless of background or religious affiliation. For further information, visit http://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/northern-california, on Facebook at Jewelheart Norcal or email jbreault51@gmail.com.

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