We were delighted to host Lama Migmar Tseten, Harvard University’s Buddhist chaplain, at University of the West yesterday. One of our graduate students, Wean Khing Wong, is involved with a group that invited him to the area, and she graciously helped us in the Buddhist Chaplaincy program make the visit possible.
Lama Migmar spoke to our students about his work at Harvard and offered wisdom on working with those seeking a chaplain’s services. Considering that classes haven’t started yet, we were thrilled by the huge turnout. It was literally standing-room-only (and a few stragglers were standing) in the classroom that we were using.
And, of course, we were thrilled and honored that Lama Migmar blessed us with a teaching. Thank you so much, lama-la — please come back soon!
Here are a couple of pictures that another of our students, Jacqueline Jingjing, took during the presentation:
Finally, I took a little video of one of his answers to a question: one of our faculty members asked him about states of mind he frequently encounters in his pastoral counseling practice, and how he works with them. This is what Lama Migmar had to say: