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1st Video – Presentation of Meditation Retreat on Universal Compassion
Meditation Days on Universal Compassion
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
“If we all consider ourselves brothers and sisters in this great family that is humanity, then a meaningful dialogue can exist”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
For the occasion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 83rd birthday, the Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa dedicated 3 days of Meditation Retreat on Universal Compassion. First Video of opening Conference: Universal Compassion – what it means, how it represents a transversal value and Compassion in life, death and beyond death.
With the participation Ven. Geshe Tenzin Tenphel and Father Giancarlo Bruni. Speeches by Giorgio Raspa (President of the Italian Buddhist Union), Filippo Scianna (Director of the Institute), Prof. Gabriele Piana (Tutor Masters Program) and Valentina Galli (Tutor Basic Program).
Monk of the order of Servi di Maria, an internationally renowned Biblist and a member of the Ecumentical Community of Bose. He lives at the San Pietro alle Stinche Hermitage in the Florentine countryside. He is a university professor and the author of numerous essays.
He is engaged in a regular preaching ministry in Italy and abroad, and is appreciated for the depth, breadth and openness of his interventions.
Website of the San Pietro alle Stinche Hermitage: https://www.montesenariosacroeremo.eu/eremo-di-san-pietro-a-le-stinche-storia/
Priest and monk in the community of the Ricostruttori, graduated from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana, is currently a graduate student in Spiritual Theology at the S. Anselmo University in Rome. For the University of Padua he’s a teaching professor at the Master “Death Studies & the End of Life”. He deals with training on Spirituality and with interreligious dialogue connected with the end of life for many Hospices, Health Service Units and Hospital facilities.
Geshe Tenphel was born to a nomadic agricultural family in Domo, Tibet, near the province of Sikkim, India. In 1959 with the Chinese invasion of Tibet, Geshe Tenphel’s family fled to Sikkim and later to south India. Geshe Tenphel became a monk when he was nine years old but continued studying at the local secular school while memorizing Buddhist scriptures in his holidays. He entered Sera Je monastery at the age of 17, where he completed 21 years of a monastic scholastic education, graduating with honors in 1994 with a Lharam Geshe degree, the highest Tibetan Buddhist doctorate conferred in the Gelug tradition. Geshe Tenphel studied tantra at Gyu To Tantric College for a year before being asked to take part in an international tour of Sera Jey monks. In 1997 he led the group of monks at Sera Je specialized in practices related to Hayagriva.
Since January 1998 he has been resident teacher at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, where he teaches numerous short courses as well as the Basic Program and Masters Program.