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Buddhist Scholars Illuminate Spirituality Amidst Today's Chaos at Houston Symposium on Tibetan Buddhism

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 10, 2017

HOUSTON, TX (USA) -- Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism hosted their celebratory symposium, Beyond Hard Knocks: Creative Buddhist Voices on Learning from Experience, on September 15 and 16, 2017 to illuminate the art of being mindful amidst today's chaos.

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The symposium was held at Rice University, bringing together five experts in Buddhism and religion. Speakers emphasized how to maintain balance while facing challenge in the hopes that their guidance could provide comfort and clarity.

The event's meaningfulness to Houstonians was heightened due to the surrounding tumult caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Over two days replete with meditation, engagement and questioning, the symposium developed a compelling dialogue about modern day spiritual practice that audience members found deeply moving and profound.

"I had no idea I was going to learn something so pivotal about myself today," said a guest of the event, explaining that it was an experience that was personally transformative.

The Center acts as a living bridge between traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings and curious people everywhere. 'Beyond Hark Knocks' embodied the principles of community and connectedness cherished by Dawn Mountain. Speakers Marcia Brennan, Guy Newland, Ken McLeod, Daniel Cozort and Sarah Jacoby discussed their subjects separately and in dialogue.

About Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism

Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism, founded in 1996 by Anne C. Klein and Harvey B. Aronson, is a Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Community Center and Research Institute drawing from multiple Buddhist traditions and grounded in transmissions from the Ancient (Nyingma) lineage.   The mission of Dawn Mountain is to further the spiritual growth of our diverse community as a living bridge between traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings and curious people everywhere.

More on Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism: http://dawnmountain.org/

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