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Buddhist filmmaker and author to visit University


Zoe Satherley
12 June 2007
Buddhism, technology, media and education will be the focus of a talk at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus this Friday.

The talk is the first of the Buddhist Perspectives Series being sponsored by the University’s Centre for Peace and Social Justice.

The series will be launched with a talk by Buddhist filmmaker and author, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, on Friday, June 15, from 1pm – 2pm in room U2.31 at the Lismore campus. Admission is free.

Rinpoche served as an advisor to filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci on ‘Little Buddha’
and directed the films ‘The Cup’ and ‘Travellers and Magicians’. He is the author of the bestseller ‘What Makes You Not a Buddhist’.

A renowned Buddhist scholar and teacher, Rinpoche is head of Dzongsar Khamje College in Sichuan, China, Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute in Bir, India and Chokyi Gyatso Institute in Dewathang, Bhutan. He has also established centres in Australia, North America and the Far East and is a sought-after teacher of Buddhism all over the world.

Trained in Buddhist studies from a very young age, he is a prominent scholar of the
Tibetan Rimey (non-sectarian) tradition, following the heritage of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and other Rimey masters.

In this time when the traditional structures of Tibetan Buddhism are facing challenges, and when Buddhism is reaching new audiences, Rinpoche is known for the freedom with which he moves between cultures and people, and his uncompromising dedication to bringing the philosophy and the path of enlightenment to anyone with an open heart.

Details on Rinpoche’s activities and teaching programs can be found on For further information contact Ryan Howard on 02 6620 3373 or email:[email protected].

Photo: Buddhist filmmaker and author, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, who will speak at the Lismore campus on Friday from 1pm – 2pm in room U2.31. Admission is free.