Dr. Thupten Tendhar Bio

Dr. Thupten Tendhar was born to Tibetan parents. He holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and a Geshe (doctorate) in Buddhist Studies from Drepung Monastic University. He is a certified Level 3 Trainer in Kingian Nonviolence from the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies. He coordinates the inner peace project and directs the International Nonviolence Summer Institute, teaching nonviolence globally. Tendhar authored two poetry books, Peace: Rhythm of My Heart and Love: Beating My Heart. He teaches courses at URI and the Rhode Island School of Design.