Academic Lectures and Discussions

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Video: Buddhist Responses to Climate Change

February 18, 2016

Climate change is a stark reminder of our thoroughgoing interconnectedness. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi and Dr. Julie A. Nelson explore Buddhist resources that can help us to care for the earth

Fiction Writing and the Religious Imagination

Fiction Writing and the Religious Imagination

April 19, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20, at 5:15 pm, in the CSWR Common Room, Joseph Roccasalvo, author and graduate school mentor, will offer his lecture "Fiction Writing & the Religious Imagination, or How to Write a Spiritual Thriller."

Mountains of Western Sikkim by Lucian Read

Buddhism Confronting Racism

April 12, 2016

Patheos previews the upcoming "Buddhism and Race Conference" to be held at HDS on Friday, April 22.

Andrew Pettegree gives lecture on Martin Luther as a media phenomenon

Video: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Creation of a Media Phenomenon

March 29, 2016

Martin Luther did more than just serve as a catalyst for the Reformation. By nailing his 95 theses to the door of a Wittenberg, Germany, church in 1517, he became the world's first mass media figure and launched a new form of theological writing, argues University of St. Andrews Professor Andrew Pettegree.

Janet Gyatso discusses her book, Being Human in a Buddhist World

Video: Being Human in a Buddhist World

March 22, 2016

Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, discusses her recent publication,

Spiritual roots of Korean music lecture and performance

Video: The Spiritual Roots of Traditional Korean Music

March 21, 2016

This lecture and performance by visiting artists features musicologist Dr. Hilary Finchum-Sung, Seoul National University, and musicians Lee Tae-Baek, Yi Ji-Young, Won Wan-Chul, Lee Suk-Joo, and Lim Hyeun-Bin.