Potluck & Study on December 10th @ 6pm

Our next upcoming event is Potluck & Study on Dec 10th 6pm at ED209.
The book that we will be reviewing together is called “The Secret” (http://thesecret.tv)
This is a highly recommended book and come find out what is this book is all about.

For further details, please refer attached poster.

Please email to uwaa@uwest.edu for registration.
We will see you then.

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Talk from Ven. Kusala, Meditation, & an Overnight Sit-A-Thon to Raise Money for Buddhist Global Relief

Friday, November 4, 2011 starting at 5:00 pm at UWEST

UWest invites our students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and neighbors to join us on November 4 for the first annual Mindfulness Event. We will start with dinner shared among a wide variety of Buddhists and non-Buddhists from every background, many countries and traditions. Then join us for a talk from Venerable Kusala, an American monk in the Vietnamese tradition, and founder ofUrban Dharma, which is active here in Los Angeles. After the talk, stay for meditation. Evening meditation will last until 9:00 pm, followed by a break, and overnight meditation from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am (bring sleeping bags!). The meditation is part of a Sit-A-Thon to raise money for Buddhist Global Relief, helping educate girls in Sri Lanka.

Go to the UWSA website and click on the ‘Meditation’ tab in the top, left for more information. Please register if you intend to join us. We have capped this event at 100 people. If you are not a UWest student, we are asking for $5 to pay for dinner. We are also asking for donations to help support this event, thank our guest speaker, and support the UWest Contemplative Council (which organized this and hopefully future activities).

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Internship Opportunity in Washington DC

Washington, DC
June 10 – August 4, 2012
Courses Accredited by Georgetown University
Early Deadline for a 5% Tuition Discount: December 2, 2011

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute on Business and Government Affairs combines a substantive professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging best online pokies academic experience at Georgetown University. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, as well as experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


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Internships – Competitive placements with corporate government affairs offices, trade associations or lobbying firms
Classes – Up to 9 credit hours from Georgetown University
Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC
Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy and industry experts
Exclusive Briefings – At the State Department, World Bank and Capitol Hill
Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 7, 2012. Students applying by the Early Deadline of December 2, 2011 will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org/IBGA or contact Stacie Allen, IBGA Program Coordinator at IBGA@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Please click here to request an informational brochure: https://www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp

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Lecture topic: Newar Buddhism: Survival of Indic Buddhism in Himalayan Regions

CBS Fall 2011 Lecture Series
Lecture topic: Newar Buddhism: Survival of Indic Buddhism in Himalayan Regions
Lecturer: Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Place: AD205, University of the West
Time: Thursday 9/29/2011 3:00 ~ 4:30pm

The traditional Buddhist practices of Nepal or Newar Buddhism is to be classified in the tradition of Indian Vajrayana or Tantric Buddhism deriving its lineages from Siddha tradition of Nalanda and Vikramashila monastic universities. After the fall of Buddhism of India, it was transferred to Nepal in early twelve and thirteen centuries of the Common Era.
Now that Mahayana Buddhism has disappeared from India, Newar Buddhism found in Kathmandu valley represents one of the few traditions in the world, which has retained features inherited directly from India. At one time all forms of Buddhism were believed to have been found in the Buddhism of Nepal.
In this lecture, Mr. Shakya will substantiate the authenticity of tradition and provide information on its unique features based on authentic scriptures. Some of the unique features are: the cult of Avalokiteshvara in Kathmandu valley, the Cult of Manjusri Namasangiti, interaction with Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the role of Newar Buddhism in preserving Sanskri.

About the lecturer:
Min Bahadur Shakya is a scholar of Newar and Tibetan Buddhism. Among his major publications are:
A Short History of Buddhism in Nepal (1984)
An Introduction to Buddhist Monasteries of Kathmandu Valley (1986)
Iconography of Nepalese Buddhism (1994)
Princess Bhirikuti Devi (1997)
Boudhnath Stupa (2000)
Sacred Art of Nepal (2000)
The Life of the Nepalese Buddhist Master Buddhabhadra (2009)
Iconography of 108 Lokeśvaras

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Adopt a Tree Project, United Nations International Year of the Forest

UWest is excited to announce our participation in the International Year of the Forest Program in conjunction with the United Nations efforts to create a greener world and to sustain forests throughout the world. UWest was donated 100 Orange Trees for us to plant to beautify our campus and at the same time participate in the Year of the Forest!

As students, you are welcome to adopt an Orange Tree and are invited to provide care to the tree. You can even give the tree a name! There is no cost to adopt a tree. Join your fellow students and join the world in creating a “UWest Orange Tree Forest.”

I invite you to participate by assisting in the planting of Orange Trees on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:00am. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to visit the Student Life Office to arrange a time which is more convenient for you to adopt and plant a tree. Come share in giving and sustaining life!

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