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Arts & Lectures Event Features Compassion Expert

The second fall Arts & Lectures event will feature Thupten Jinpa, an author, English translator of the Dalai Lama and president of the Compassion Institute. Jinpa has a bachelor's in philosophy and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Cambridge University. 

Thupten JinpaJinpa, a foremost expert on compassion, will talk about the power of compassion to transform our world. He will provide an understanding of how compassion can be a source of solace, strength and even happiness in these turbulent times. He also will offer concrete and practical actions that we can take to move us on the path to peace and justice. 

Jinpa is the founder of the Compassion Institute and the architect of the worldwide program Compassion Cultivation Training. He was trained as a monk at the Shartse College of Ganden Monastic University, South India, where he received the Geshe Lharam degree. Jinpa has been the principal English translator to the Dalai Lama since 1985. His publications include “A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives.”

The event is at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the USU Ballroom. Reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website. 

CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures series offers a diverse lineup of artistic, cultural and scholarly events every semester based on input and proposals from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Attendees can reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website


What: Arts & Lectures event “Power of Compassion to Transform Our World”

Who:  Thupten Jinpa, author, trained monk and president of the Compassion Institute

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11

Where: USU Ballroom

Cost: Free for CSUSM students, faculty, staff and alumni; $5 for community members

TicketsRegister online 

InformationArts and Lectures website

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