Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall 2013 TERM Did NOT Take Place

The Institute for Buddhist Dialectical Studies, since its inception, has an affiliated relationship with Drepung Loseling Monastery (Karnataka). 

Drepung Loseling Monastery located its North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, over 20 years ago.  In 1998, DLM entered into an affiliation agreement with Emory University.  One aspect of that agreement is that Emory University conducts an annual Winter Semester Study Abroad Program focused on Tibetan culture, etc., in Dharamsala, India.  IBD provides support for that program.  In that connection, Geshe Kelsang Wangmo has been teaching a course in that program for many years.  Among other activities in North America, DLM has a Dharma Center (The Loseling Institute) in Atlanta.

In the Fall of 2013, H.H. the Dalai Lama visited Emory University and the Loseling Institute.  Various associated teachings and meetings were organized in connection with His Holiness visit.  IBD requested Geshe Wangmo to go the United States to participate in those.  Then the FPMT requested Geshe Wangmo to give teachings at some of its Dharma Centers in the U.S.  For these reasons, the Fall 2013 term of the Perfection of Wisdom Course did not take place.

Photo by Chris Majors Photography of Geshe Wangmo at FPMT Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, Californes, November 3, 2013 from a Fliker Set.

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