Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and the Global Studies and International
Partnerships (GSIP) at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will sponsor
a presentation How to Grow your Compassion by Tsering Phuntsok.
The presentation by Phuntsok, who has been a practicing Buddhist monk for the past
23 years, will be at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, at the East Kentucky Science Center
and Varia Planetarium.
Residing in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Dharamsala, India, Phuntsoks
home is less than a minute walk from the temple and residence of the H.H. Dalai Lama.
We hope this presentation will begin a dialogue on human compassion and what it means
in our lives here in our mountains, said Greta Heintzelman Slone, an assistant professor
of English at BSCTC. The Buddhist faith is intriguing and their notions of compassion
and meditative practices will be discussed in great detail.
Phuntsoks work is very well-known in India, especially in causes related to health.
His projects include the solar hot water for young students and mold remediation to
help with respiratory condition.
For more information on Phuntsoks presentation, contact Slone at (606) 886-4763 or