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Top Buddhist scholar to give workshop in Phuket

October 31, 2010

Phuket Gazette
October 29, 2010

PHUKET -- The Phuket International Academy Mind
Center (PIAMC) will host a three-day workshop by
leading Buddhist scholar Dr Jeffrey Hopkins in December.

Taking place over the weekend of December 3-5,
the program is based on the Dalai Lama's
enlightening book, How to Expand Love: Widening
the Circle of Loving Relationships, which
provides everyday guidelines for transforming
self-centered energy into outwardly directed compassion.

"Having known Jeffrey for a number of years and
with deep appreciation of his extensive work in
the areas of Buddhist and Tibetan studies, I'm
sure everyone will benefit from his teachings,
offered with great erudition, insight, and
humor," said PIAMC Chairman Dr B Alan Wallace.

Born in Rhode Island, USA, Dr Hopkins has 32
years experience of teaching Tibetan Buddhist
Studies. He was Professor Emeritus of the subject
at the University of Virginia, where he taught
since 1973, following his PhD in Buddhist Studies
at the University of Wisconsin.

Following his valuable role as the Dalai Lama's
chief English interpreter on lecture tours
between 1979 and 1989, Dr Hopkins founded
programs in Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Studies
at the University of Virginia and served as
Director of the Center for South Asian Studies for 12 years.

A distinguished author, he has published 40
books, translated in 22 languages, and 23 articles.

The PIAMC is also offering an accommodation
package at Thanyachitra Retreat during the event.

For participants not requiring accommodation, the
cost is 1,800 per day, including all meals.
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