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Sat, Nov 11


The Heritage Museum of Asian Art

Lecture by Losang Samten: "Ancient Teachings in Modern Times: Buddhism in the 21st Century"

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art invites you to join us for an enlightening lecture on Buddhism and spirituality hosted by Venerable Lama Losang Samten.

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Lecture by Losang Samten: "Ancient Teachings in Modern Times: Buddhism in the 21st Century"
Lecture by Losang Samten: "Ancient Teachings in Modern Times: Buddhism in the 21st Century"

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Nov 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art, 3500 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA


About the event

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art, in collaboration with TIBETcenter, invites you to join us for an evening lecture with Lama Losang Samten. This lecture will focus on topics covered in his 2010 book, Ancient Teachings in Modern Times Buddhism in the 21st Century. Buddhism, one of the world's major religions, is based on the teachings  of Siddhartha Gautama, who is known as the Buddha. Lama Samten will delve into the profound teachings of the Buddha, offering a friendly and accessible journey towards greater joy and peace. The ancient teachings  of Buddhism are encapsulated in what is often referred to as the "Four Noble Truths," focusing on the concept of suffering and how to overcome it, and the "Eightfold Path," commandment-like steps to find peace and enlightenment. These teachings emphasize the importance of personal responsibility, ethical behavior,  meditation, and self-awareness as the means to overcome suffering and achieve enlightenment. Attendees will learn about the history of Buddhism and how its ancient teachings can still be applied today. Discover how Buddhist ancient teachings remain relevant in modern times and how they can help individuals from all backgrounds and religions find inner peace and happiness through the practice of loving-kindness and compassion. Explore the potential to unlock the 'Buddha within' and free oneself from suffering. 

The lecture is free to the public.

About Losang Samten:

The Venerable Lama Losang Samten is a renowned Tibetan scholar and former Buddhist monk who was born in Tibet in 1953. Lama Samten's family left Tibet and fled to Nepal in 1959. Shortly after, his family relocated to Dharamsala,  India in 1965 along with other Tibetan refugees. His education includes studies at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and the Namgyal Monastery where he received the equivalent of a Ph.D. in Buddhist Philosophy.  Lama Samten is the spiritual director of the Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia and extensively sharing his knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and meditation, as well as showcasing his skills in Tibetan ritual art.

Since 1988, he has been demonstrating the meditative art of sand painting in the US. He has since been invited to many prestigious American museums including the American Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lama Samten's rich knowledge in Buddhism and Tibetan ritual arts has earned him positions

such as UPenn professor of Tibetan Language.


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