FPMT students are encouraged to attend an international conference on Tibetan Buddhism (Emory University, Atlanta, GA. October 18 – 20, 2010).
The conference will be inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who will preside over the opening session, and will feature other dignitaries such as the Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, and H.E. the Ganden TripaRizong Rinpoche, along with a host of other masters, scholars, translators, and leaders of the Tibetan Buddhist world.
As the Office of Tibet, co-host of the conference, writes: “After fifty years, the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism in the modern world is no longer in its infancy, but has reached a crucial intermediate stage. Having established itself and laid down roots outside of traditionally Tibetan Buddhist areas through the efforts of many teachers, and particularly His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the time has come for teachers and students of Tibetan Buddhism to consider its future direction, with an eye to ensuring that the tradition continues to grow as a beneficial force for the peace, well-being and happiness of humanity.”
To register, or for more information about this and other events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Atlanta, please visit http://www.dalailama.emory.edu. The full schedule and list of participants and their roles is available at http://www.tibetanbuddhismconference.com.
(source: an email sent to the FPMT America mailing list from the Office of Tibet)