As we approach another Tibetan Uprising Day two Tibetan monks and accomplished scholars will tell their own stories tomorrow night at a local event. Monterey Bay Buddhist teacher Khenpo Karten Rinpoche and his visitor and highly respected scholar, Geshe Lobsang Kunshuk, will speak in Pacific Grove about their early life in Tibet, escape after the Chinese invasion of their homeland, and subsequent life as Buddhist teachers and leaders in exile. Rinpoche has lived and offered Buddhist teaching in the Monterey Bay since 2009. Geshe teaches more than 3,000 Tibetan monks at a major monastery in South Tibet. His month-long visit here comes to a close after his talk tomorrow night.
The Tibetan program will be offered tomorrow, Monday, February 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Manjushri Dharma Center, 724 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove.
Tibetan Uprising Day is the annual worldwide commemoration of the 1959 uprising against China. Vicious human rights abuses, mostly unreported by the international press, continue to this day, provoking the tragic self-immolation by more than 130 despondent Tibetans. The day will be remembered March 10, 4-6 p.m. at Windows on the Bay.