Lama Tenzin visits SDSU

by Kevin Smead

The Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden will speak today at 12:30 p.m. at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center. Tenzin is currently acting as the Personal Emissary of Peace for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Trained in the monastic traditions of Namgyal Monastery, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s personal monastery in Dharamsala, India, Lama Tenzin has completed rigorous studies in Buddhist philosophy and Tantric practice.

He is also a renowned master of the art of Buddhist sand mandalas and butter sculpture.

An American for more than 20 years, Lama Tenzin has acted as the media liaison for His Holiness since 2005. This visit is a precursor to His Holiness’ sold-out visit to San Diego State in April.

Today’s lecture focuses on the concepts of compassion and impermanence, which is also the theme for His Holiness’ SDSU lecture, “Compassion Without Borders.”

Following the lecture, The Lama Tenzin will answer student questions posed earlier this week.

The event is free but space is limited.