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Q&A with Ven. Geshe Lhakdor

By Prakriti Panwar and Ray Milburn November 29, 2023

Ven. Geshe Lhakdor is His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's translator and religious assistant. He visited Ithaca College on Nov. 27 to share his perspective on the nature of peace.

Venerable Namgyal, a visiting buddhist monk, works on a mandala in the lobby of the Campus Center. The intricately designed mandala was created with colored sand and represents Chenrezig, which is recognized by Tibetan Buddhists as the bodhisattva of compassion.

IC celebrates compassion with Tibetan monks

By Prakriti Panwar, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
Two monks from Ithaca’s Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies bent over a table as a crowd of onlookers witnessed them intricately create a multicolored mandala from Nov. 2 to 7.
Eric Steinschneider, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, instructs a course that challenges students preconceptions of Buddhism.

New IC course explores principles of Buddhism

By Inbaayini Anbarasan, Contributing Writer February 17, 2022
IC offers a new course aiming to challenge students' preconceptions of Buddhism.
Lauren Goldberg, executive director of Hillel at Ithaca College, spoke at the Interfaith gathering April 30, in Muller Chapel, held to honor victims of the Sri Lanka attacks and the San Diego synagogue shooting.

Colleges honors victims of Sri Lanka and San Diego attacks

By Cody Taylor, Staff Writer May 1, 2019
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at IC hosted an interfaith gathering April 30 to honor victims of the Sri Lanka attacks and San Diego synagogue shooting.
James Touchton, protestant chaplain and current Interfaith Council advisor, leads a Refuge service at Muller Chapel Dec. 12. Touchton said the number of practicing Protestants on campus ranges from about 75 to 80 students.

Students find community through religious groups on campus

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer December 13, 2017
“For most of my students, their faith is the most important thing about them,” James Touchton, protestant chaplain and current Interfaith Council advisor, said.
Bringers of the Rain

Bringers of the Rain

By Faith Meckely, Staff Writer May 25, 2014

Note: For more pictures, follow me on Twitter (@viridorari) and Instagram (bluegirl3666) First Day: May 24th I can’t ever say enough about how incredible my first day was. It was raining all day, and...

Guest commentary: Buddhism program in India forms disciplined mindfulness

Guest commentary: Buddhism program in India forms disciplined mindfulness

By Gabriel Lefferts April 23, 2014

A defining feature of my collegiate career has been the presence of Buddhism. It all began freshman year when I took Introduction to Buddhism with Brian Karafin, assistant professor of philosophy and...

Commentary: Buddhist doctrine challenges traditional concept of self

By Kevin Walker February 7, 2013
The doctrine of no-self in Buddhism is one of the most important teachings for anyone who is interested in Buddhism to understand. However, no-self is also one of the most misinterpreted doctrines.
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