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Monday, March 21, 2016

Tuske Speaks as Distinguished Faculty Lecturer April 14

Dr. Joerg TuskeSALISBURY, MD---Dr. Joerg Tuske, chair of Salisbury University’s Philosophy Department, discusses “Key Concepts in Buddhist Teaching: Momentariness and Liberation” as this semester’s Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.

His presentation is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. The talk celebrates the return of the monks of Tibet’s famed Drepung Loseling Monastery. They create a sand mandala on campus Tuesday-Saturday, April 12-16.

At the heart of Buddhist teaching is the idea that most lives are based on a false perception of reality. At the heart of the true perception of reality is the notion that lives are a series of connected moments.

Those following that line of thinking would have their outlooks on life dramatically changed, freeing them from many sources of discontent, Tuske said. In his talk, he discusses the idea of Buddhist practice as an exercise in gaining true understanding of oneself and the world, connecting theoretical concepts to the monks’ mandala creation.

Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.


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