East Meets West Dialogue with Zen Master Miao Tsan, Rabbi Samuel Karff and Alejandro Chaoul

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Rabbi Samuel Karff
Rabbi Samuel Karff
Alejandro Chaoul
Alejandro Chaoul
Zen Master Miao Tsan
Zen Master Miao Tsan Courtesy of Bright Sky Press

In East Meets West, Rabbi Karff hopes to raise questions to enhance his (and the audience members') understanding of certain issues in Zen Buddhism and to express both his appreciation of the religions of the East as well his divergence from them. 

Chaoul, assistant professor at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, earned his Ph.D. in Tibetan Religions from Rice University and focuses his work, research and publications on mind-body practices in integrative cancer care, including Tibetan meditation and rituals. 

In The Origin is Pure, Zen Master Miao Tsan uses traditional Zen koans to reveal how to live in accordance with the nature of the mind.  He clarifies common misunderstandings about religious teaching and provides readers with specific ways to create positive spirits and peaceful daily lives. 

A book signing will follow the discussion. The event will take place at the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance.

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Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005


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Admission is free.