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The Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series 2014

The classes and lectures in this new advanced studies series will explore the historical development of Buddhism and Zen as well as the outgrowth of the complex dharma expressions within them. The faculty, who are both seasoned scholars and long-term practitioners, will share their understanding of the significant influences that have shaped Buddhism. These lectures and classes aim to engage those already familiar with Buddhist practice, although all are welcome to attend.

Lectures on select Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm


   January 9
Ryuge Gil Fronsdal, PhD

The Buddha's Alternative to Religious Views: An Introduction to the Brahmajala Sutta
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  January 16
Lopon Rita Gross, PhD

The Buddha’s Last Teachings: The Mahaparinibbana Sutta


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  April 17
Korin Charlie Pokorny

Everyone Has a Light: Exploring Buddha-Nature in Chinese Buddhism and Our Practice

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  April 24
Myo Denis Lahey

The Platform Sutra: A Guest from Outside Creation

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    August 14
Carl Bielefeldt

On The Origins of Dogen's Zen


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  August 21
Shinshu Roberts

Astride the Highest Mountain: Dogen's Being Time

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  September 4
Daijaku Judith Kinst

Self, Healing, and Liberation: Exploring Buddhist Psychology and Its Interface with Contemporary Western Psychology

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September 11
John Nelson, PhD

Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Global Contexts


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