Tibetan/Chinese Friendship Group
Working with the Tsogyaling Meditation Center of Evanston, students from the University of Illinois at Chicago have established a friendship alliance between Tibetan and Chinese students for fun and for roundtable discussions.
Tsogyaling Meditation Center is looking to find Tibetan and Chinese participants who hold diverse views, various education levels, and an equal ratio of male and female participants.
The format of the roundtables will be a one and a half-hour long session with the first fifteen minutes for introductions and establishing ground rules. Believing that a potentially successful dialogue can stem from personal narratives, the structure of the narratives is that each participant will be asked to complete their own narrative. Then at the beginning of the session, their counterparts will read each others' narratives: The Tibetans will read the Chinese participant narratives and vice versa.
We hope that participants will come to the table with an openness and acceptance of new ideas. Through narratives, participants can constructively share their experiences rather than focusing on each other’s differences
The top three learning objectives used to guide and facilitate the roundtable discussion are:
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For more information or to join the group, contact Nancy Floy at 847-491-1122 x11 or click here to email.
Our thanks to Scott Alamar and Melissa Salgado from the University of Illinois at Chicago for their work on getting this project started. Thanks also to Darice Linares and Julie Leung for continuing work on the project.