Buddhist monk to speak at Temple Emanu-El

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will speak on “The Power of Gratitude to Heal” at Temple Emanu-El’s Chardonnay Shabbat service on Friday, Nov. 25 at 5:45 p.m. Following the service, Rinpoche will continue the discussion with Rabbis Samuel M. Cohon and Batsheva Appel and guests at a Shabbat dinner.

Rinpoche is an internationally known scholar, speaker, educator and author. He has a Ph.D. from Varanasi University in India. His doctoral thesis was on the ecumenical movement in Tibet, exploring a non-sectarian approach to religion.

The evening begins with a Shabbat pre-oneg reception of wine, cheese, and fruit at 5 p.m.  The pre-oneg and Shabbat service are free and open to all.

Rinpoche, who teaches all over the world, is coming to Tucson at the request of Anna Roemer, executive director of Bodhicharya Arizona. The event is jointly sponsored by Bodhicharya Arizona and Temple Emanu-El.

The suggested donation for the dinner is $36 for adults and $12 for students, with $25 of the proceeds going to Rigul Clinic in Tibet.  Call Temple Emanu-El at 327-4501 to reserve a place for the dinner.