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Save Zanskar: US Speaking Tour

Save Zanskar: US Speaking Tour

 

Raising 17 children isn’t easy in the best of circumstances, but in 2003, Geshe Lobsang Yonten began a mission not many would undertake.  Not only did he pledge to many poor families in northern India that he would care for 17 of their children as if they were his own, paying for their school fees, health, clothing and care, he also pledged to safely walk them, on foot, through the mountainous, snow-covered Shinku pass, to bring them to Manali for their education.

Filmmaker Frederick Marx accompanied Geshe-la and the children on this arduous trip, and produced ‘Journey From Zanskar’ narrated by Richard Gere.

In 2010, I first wrote about Geshe Lobsang Yonten, and his amazing work.  Through sharing the movie, and writing, I was able to convey as best I could how truly inspiring he is.

I’m very happy to say that Geshe-la is now in the States for a two month tour.  He will be screening his movie in several cities, and talking about Zanskar.

If you’re interested in watching this inspiring story, here’s where and when you can see it:

September 19, 12:30pm – 3:00pm Film Screening and Public Talk

Tivoli Multicultural Lounge at the Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado

Sponsored by Metro State Student Activities, University of Colorado Denver Student Life, and the Metro State College of Denver Office of International Affairs.

 

September 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Film Screening and Public Talk

Metaphysical Research Society, 1001 East 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218

Sponsored by the Denver Theosophical Society

Cost: This program is free. All donations go directly to Save Zanskar.

 

September 25, 7:00 pm Film Screening and Public Talk

Bohemian Grange Hall in Whitefish, MT

Suggested Donation: $20

 

October 5, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Film Screening and Public Talk

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT

 

October 13, 7:00 p.m. Film Screening and Public Talk

University of New Hampshire, Manchester

 

October 19, 2011 7:30 p.m. Film Screening and Public Talk

Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford, University

Building 320 Room 105, Main Quad

Free and Open to the Public

 

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10:48PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Wow - I want to know more about this! Very inspirational

6:45PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Inspirational! Thanks.

11:03AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

Very nice. Thank you!

11:02AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

Very nice. Thank you!

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