Lama Tenzin has been a Buddhist monk since age 14, but he isn't focused on contemplatives’ prayerful recluses and leaving social activism to others. Not after a trek with his mother's homeland near Tibet a decade ago, when he got lost and ended up in remote villages in the Himalayan border regions -- an unforgiving ancient nether land 17,000 feet up -- where he discovered many children, entrenched in child labor or abandoned. " I can go to the monastery, close my eyes and meditate, or I can open my eyes and do something for these girls," Tenzin realized. So, he founded Children's Education and Development International, which provides a safe home, education and health care for orphans and destitute Himalayan children.
Saturday, October 12 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Hart Hall, First Floor Lobby
15 Union Rd, Oswego, NY 13126