Stop by Rockland Public Library Thursday, Aug. 22 for a Tibetan Buddhism talk with Marcus Perman. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tibetan Buddhism is often known to people through figures appearing in the news every so often, like the Dalai Lama or the Karmapa. It is often misunderstood and oversimplified. In this discussion, participants will look at Tibetan Buddhism through the lens of diversity and come to understand a little bit about the many different practice lineages and sects in existence today. In particular, we will look at the Eight Practice Lineages and the idea of the Rimé or nonsectarian movement” in Tibet.

Perman is the director of research at Tsadra Foundation, a nonprofit trust founded in 2000 to advance the combined study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. He is a graduate of Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, and St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. After finishing a master’s degree at Naropa University in Boulder, Colo., he spent a year studyingTibetan language at Tibet University in Lhasa, Tibet and Rumtek, Sikkim, India.