Tibetan Masters lecture at UBC

Buddhism around the World Buddhist Studies Education Events Teachers Vancouver

CSRS Public Lecture Series
Conflict in the Life Stories of Tibetan Buddhist Masters

Speaker: Ben Wood
CSRS Religious Studies Teaching Fellow, Senior Instructor in the Religious Studies Program

Traditional Tibetan monasteries are often conceived of as places of cohesion, harmony and peace, yet some Tibetan literature tells us otherwise. Pre-modern writings by Tibetan monastics reveal a record of monasteries steeped in persistent quarrels, fighting, violence and conspiracy. In this presentation, Dr. Wood examines the record of conflict in Tibetan hagiography, demonstrating the major role it has played in the development of Buddhist virtues such as patience, insight, selfless generosity and skillful means.

Ben Wood holds a PhD in Buddhist studies from the University of Toronto and researches Tibetan Buddhist life-writing.

Related Website http://www.csrs.uvic.ca
Location SOCIAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS
A110
Times  Thursday, March 7, 4:30-5:30 pm.
Pricing This lecture is free and open to the public.
Sponsor CSRS
250-721-6325
csrs@uvic.ca

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