The Dalai Lama in Dallas: How to Prepareat Crow Collection of Asian Art • $10 for the public, FREE for Friends of the Crow Collection
In view of the upcoming visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dallas, we invited Geshe Thupten Dorjee, a close disciple of His Holiness and professor at the University of Arkansas (U of A), to tell us more about the revered leader, Tibet, Buddhist philosophy and answer any questions. Join us as we get ready to welcome the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner to our city.
In 1962, when Thupten Dorjee was 3, his family escaped Tibet and trekked over the Himalayan mountains to Bhutan. At the age of 13, he entered Drepung Loseling Monastery in South India, where he was awarded the degree of lharampa geshe, the highest academic degree within the Gelug monastic university system. In 1995, Geshe traveled the world as part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet. Geshe later accepted an appointment at the University of Arkansas, teaching courses in Tibetan Culture, Buddhist Philosophy, and Approaches to Non-Violence, based on the teachings of his teacher, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. After 18 months, he received the prestigious U of A Outstanding Faculty Award, typically won by faculty who have been teaching for 10 to 20 years. He has won other awards, been invited to teach at schools around the country, and now holds a permanent position at the University of Arkansas.