Buddhism, Contemplative Practice and Social Justice with Jan Willis


Naropa’s Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education presents:

Buddhism, Contemplative Practice and Social Justice with Jan Willis
Sun, October 9, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
$20 General Public, $5 Faculty/Staff, FREE for Naropa students
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What insights can ancient Buddhist teachings offer to the challenges of racism, inequity and other issues of social justice we face today? How can contemplative practice extend beyond the meditation cushion into activism in our daily lives?

Join us for an evening talk and discussion with renowned scholar and practitioner Jan Willis as she draws from her personal experience and decades of teaching to explore these questions.

Jan Willis, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University and Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at Agnes Scott College.  She has studied with Tibetan Buddhists in India, Nepal, Switzerland and the U.S. for almost five decades, and has taught courses in Buddhism for over forty years.  The author of Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist—One Woman’s Spiritual Journey, among many other books, she writes regularly on various topics in Buddhism including meditation, hagiography, women, and race.  TIME magazine named Willis one of six “spiritual innovators for the new millennium” and Ebony magazine named Willis one of its “Power 150” most influential African Americans. At Naropa University we have a specific program dedicated to Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology: Buddhist Counseling Degree.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Kristin Anderson-Bohan at 303-546-3593 or kbohan@naropa.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.


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