His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits
the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC)
Arjia Rinpoche, Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, is pleased to announce that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will return to Bloomington, Indiana to give teachings on the Womb of Buddha: “The Heart Sutra” at Indiana University Auditorium May 12 and 13, 2010.
His Holiness will give three teachings: on May 12, in the morning from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. On May 13, the morning teaching will begin at 9:15 and end at 11:15 a.m. There will be no afternoon teaching. Tickets will go on sale through IU Auditorium on January 15, 2010. Contact IU Auditorium at 1-812-855-1103 1-812-855-1103; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The topic of the May teachings is “The Heart Sutra.” This sutra (teaching of the Buddha) is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature. The Buddha gave this wisdom teaching at Rajagriha Peak in India after he reached enlightenment. It expresses the “heart” of the Buddhist religion as it expounds the importance of compassion and wisdom.
The TMBCC will present cultural programs at IU Auditorium on the evening of May 12. His Holiness will not be present at these events. Detailed information will be presented on the TMBCC website at a later date.
His Holiness will give a Public Talk in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 14, 2010 at Conseco Field House entitled "Facing Today's Challenges with Wisdom and Compassion." This talk is being sponsored by the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC), the Interfaith Hunger Initiative in Indianapolis (IHI), and the Indiana Buddhist Center of Indiana (IBC). Please click on Public Talk for more information about this event.
This will be the Dalai Lama’s sixth visit to the TMBCC. He first visited Bloomington in 1987 to dedicate the Janchub Chorten when the center was known as the" Tibetan Cultural Center." In October 2007, he changed its name to the "Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center" to broaden its mission by including the Mongolian Buddhist culture. At that time, he gave teachings on Atisha’s Lamp to the Path to Enlightenment at IU Auditorium and a Public Talk at IU Assembly Hall entitled “Compassion, the Source of Peace.”
For more information, contact the TMBCC Staff: 812-336-6807 812-336-6807; email@example.com