My home institution, University of the West, will be hosting the great Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo on campus for a lecture on the subject of “Buddhist Women and Social Justice.” The event, which is free, will be held on March 1st, from 5:30 – 7:00pm in the Exhibition Hall at University of the West, 1409 N. Walnut Grove Ave., Rosemead, CA, 91770. A PDF flyer is below.
For the uninitiated, the Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo is an American nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition; Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego; co-founder and current president of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women; and director of Jamyang Foundation, an initiative to provide educational opportunities for women in the Indian Himalayas and Bangladesh. In addition, she is the prolific author and editor of such books as Buddhism Through American Women’s Eyes; Buddhist Women Across Cultures: Realizations; Buddhist Women and Social Justice: Ideals, Challenges, and Achievements; and Into the Jaws of Yama: Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death, among many others.
The UWest community owes our adjunct faculty member Dr. Michaela Haas a huge thank you for making this happen. I hope to see you at Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo’s talk!