How Do We Pray? Buddhism
Presentation by Edwin Kelley
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Thursday, Mar. 10, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Anderson Student Center, room 340
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
St. Paul, MN 55105
This is the third session in a series of four that focus on prayer in various religious traditions. Please click here for information on the entire series.
Edwin Kelley is the Executive Director of Tergar International. He first became interested in Buddhism in 1975 when he attended a meditation retreat near Perth, Australia. He later pursued a career as a public accountant and 1992 went to Burma to undertake a six month period of intensive retreat with the renowned meditation master Chanmyay Sayadaw. While practicing in Burma he ordained temporarily as a Theravada Buddhist monk. In 1994 he was hired as Director of Operations by one of America's best known meditation retreat centers, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), in Barre, MA. Eighteen months later he was appointed Executive Director of IMS and served in that capacity until 2003 when he resigned to pursue further long-term intensive meditation practice. Edwin first encountered Vajrayana Buddhism in Dharamsala, India in 1993 and became a student of Mingyur Rinpoche in 1998. He has a post graduate diploma in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sunderland in the UK. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Myoshin in 2009 to help establish the global Tergar Meditation Community.
Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas Office for Mission, Campus Ministry, School of Law, Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, and Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation