Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death with Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Date(s) - 10/02/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Ven. 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. Ven. 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.

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This event will be both online and in-person. Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo will be teaching online. Space is limited for in-person attendance. This event is open to everyone, but please consider being a sponsor for this retreat. Your sponsorship will ensure everyone can attend these wonderful teachings.

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Ven. 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, Comparative Religious Ethic, and Dying, Death, and Social Justice. 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.


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm – Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death