Geshe Lhundup Sopa is First Buddhist to Hold Gamaliel Chair

March 15, 1999

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On March 15, 1999, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Geshe Lhundup Sopa, a retired Buddhist Studies professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM), has been invited to hold the Gamaliel Chair, which is an annual position sponsored by the Lutheran campus ministry of UWM to offer "unique perspectives on how to bring peace and justice to the world." Sopa, friend and teacher of the Dalai Lama and one of the world's top scholars in Tibetan Buddhism, is the first Buddhist to ever hold the Gamaliel Chair. The Chair must be held by a person of faith who has demonstrated commitment to peace and justice.

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