April 3 – 5, 2019
April 3-5, 2020, Karma Lekshe Tsomo will teach on Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death. She will talk about Buddhist notions of human consciousness and personal identity and how these figure in the Buddhist view of death. Beliefs about death and enlightenment and states between life and death will also discussed. Karma Lekshe Tsomo will also examine topics such as cloning, abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, organ donation, genetic engineering, and stem-cell research within a Buddhist context, introducing new ways of thinking about these highly controversial issues.
This event is open to everyone, but please consider being a sponsor for this retreat for as little at $150. Your sponsorship will ensure everyone can attend these wonderful teachings.
Karma Lekshe Tsomo ordained as a nun in France in 1977 and is a professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, where she teaches Buddhism, World Religions, and Comparative Religious Ethics. She studied Buddhism in Dharamsala, India, for fifteen years and received a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii. She is a founder and past president of Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women, and director of Jamyang Foundation, an innovative education project for women in developing countries.
Friday, April 3
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death
Saturday, April 4
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm – Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death
Sunday, April 5
10:30 am Sunday Service Dharma Talk – Women in the Transmission and Transformation of Buddhism