Buddhist monk visits BSCTC, teaches lessons of compassion


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Courtney Foley, a graduate of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, met with Tsering Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk on Tuesday, March 1 at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium.


Dr. Tom Vierheller, right, shares a laugh with Buddhist Monk Tsering Phuntsok on Tuesday, March 1 at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium.


PRESTONSBURG – Tsering Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk, brought a message of compassion to the campuses of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) on Tuesday, March 1. Phuntsok provided a lecture to Early College Academy students from Johnson Central and Paintsville high schools and finished the day with a community presentation at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium. Residing in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Dharamsala, India, Phuntsok’s home is less than a minute walk from the temple and residence of the H.H. Dalai Lama. His 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.

Courtney Foley, a graduate of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, met with Tsering Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk on Tuesday, March 1 at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Monk-1.jpgCourtney Foley, a graduate of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, met with Tsering Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk on Tuesday, March 1 at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium.

Dr. Tom Vierheller, right, shares a laugh with Buddhist Monk Tsering Phuntsok on Tuesday, March 1 at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Monk-2.jpgDr. Tom Vierheller, right, shares a laugh with Buddhist Monk Tsering Phuntsok on Tuesday, March 1 at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium.

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