Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Buddhist Monk Returns to HCC

hcc building 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/29/13) – For the 4th year, Buddhist Monk Venerable Tsering Phuntsok will visit the campus of Hopkinsville Community College beginning the week of April 1. According to Dr. Ken Casey, Tsering will be reunited with the group of students and faculty who visited with him last summer at his home in Dharamsala, India as part of the Study Abroad group from the college.
 
Tsering Phuntsok has been a practicing Buddhist Monk since 1987. He has studied in the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, receiving training in Buddhist scripture and philosophy, meditation, ritual and lama dancing and music. Tsering has received teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. While the Study Abroad group from HCC was in Dharamsala last summer, they were able to participate in the birthday celebration of His Holiness. Tsering facilitates cultural exchange programs between the Tibetan community and U.S. college students to improve the lives of Tibetan refugees and Indian locals. The soft spoken man with quiet and engaging energy and humor works to explain Buddhist Dharma so as to enable alleviation of suffering and generation of compassion.
 
On April 3 at noon in the HCC Auditorium, the Religion and Philosophy Club of HCC will present a talk entitled “Loving your enemies: Buddhist and Christian Perspectives,” featuring Tsering and Dr. Ken Casey, local religion and philosophy professor. Dr. Casey received his Ph.D at Vanderbilt University in Philosophy and his M.Div from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The men will compare and contrast practices within the two belief systems, and address two questions – why should we love enemies and how we can love enemies when it seems to be contrary to human psychology. Tsering Phuntsok will use the teaching of Shantideva and the Dalai Lama to give the Buddhist perspective while Dr. Casey will use the teaching of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux to set forth the Christian perspective.
 
Dr. Pat Lake, interim president of HCC said, “HCC welcomes the return of Tsering Phuntsok to campus. We celebrate the diversity of our campus and community by supporting his visit.”
 
While in Kentucky, Tsering Phuntsok will visit with faculty and students at KCTCS institutions in Elizabethtown, Madisonville and Louisville.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Rena Young
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 29, 2014 8233

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 7714

One Hospitalized After Officer-Involved…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 7595

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 31, 2014 5145

Passenger in Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2014 3970

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 30, 2014 3202

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 30, 2014 1330

City of Madisonville Says 'Goodbye' to…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
September 01, 2014 1181

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

in Top Stories by Karen McKnight
August 29, 2014 904

MCC Announces New Board Members

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs
August 29, 2014 587

Trover Health Endowment Reaches $100,000…

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 29, 2014 2614

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2518

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 2226

Downtown Trolley to Run on Labor Day

in News by Abby Shelton
August 30, 2014 1718

Owensboro Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
August 28, 2014 1513

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 28, 2014 7595

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 29, 2014 3970

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 3625

Another Greenville Home Invasion Being…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller, GPD
August 28, 2014 2416

Whitfield, Yonts Pay Tribute to Bob and…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 2301

Stanton Barrett's NASCAR Mustang Gets…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06