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Geshe Ngawang Sonam, Self Awareness from a Buddhist Perspective
September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unity of Charlottesville celebrates Unity World Day of Prayer with Geshe Ngawang Sonam.
Discovering oneself, one’s abilities and cures for one’s stressful thoughts are things that people can learn from Buddhism, apart from the religious element. Ultimately, all people wish to see meaning in their existence, and seek sources of solace and inspiration when things go badly. In this talk, he will discuss what is unique about the Buddhist perspective on how to manage the swinging and puzzling emotions that trouble us from within.
Geshe Ngawang Sonam did his schooling at TCV School in Dharamsala, North India and went to become a monk at Sera Monastery. In 2008, he was selected through an examination conducted by the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to become one of the translators for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Since then, he has accompanied His Holiness to various places in India and many countries around the world. Following his more than twenty years of intensive monastic study on the five major treatises of Buddhism, and upon clearing all the six successive years of examination, in Jan 2019, he was awarded the highest degree of Geshe Lharampa by Gelugpa University.