Buddhist Ministry Initiative

Venerable Yifa

Buddhist Ministry for the Twenty-first Century

May 5, 2015

Harvard University was founded in 1636 to help establish "a learned ministry." Nearly four centuries later, Harvard Divinity School works to produce a learned ministry for modern times

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa to Visit HDS

March 24, 2015

Harvard Divinity School is honored to host "Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century," a talk presented by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

Video: Teaching Dharma in the West

Video: Teaching Dharma in the West

September 25, 2014

In this talk, Buddhist teacher and minister Anam Thubten discusses his journey from Golok, in Eastern Tibet, to teaching Buddhist wisdom with an American community.

Video: Saints, Scholars, and Provocateurs: Chogyam Trungpa and Buddhism in the Twenty-First Century

Video: Saints, Scholars, and Provocateurs: Chogyam Trungpa and Buddhism in the Twenty-First Century

April 30, 2013

This dynamic panel discussion featured Judith Lief, Buddhist teacher and senior editor of the writings of Chogyam Trungpa; Carolyn Gimian, editor of many of Chogyam Trungpa's books; Chuck Lief, President of Naropa University; and David I. Rome, Focusing teacher and recently a senior fellow at the Garrison Institute. Moderated by Nikko Odiseos, president of Shambhala Publications.

Video: Zen and the Arts of Liberal Ministry

Video: Zen and the Arts of Liberal Ministry

February 10, 2014

On February 10, 2014, Rev. James Ishmael Ford, UU World online columnist, was a guest speaker of the Buddhist Ministry Initiative at Harvard Divinity School.

Video: Buddhist Ministry Colloquium

Video: Buddhist Ministry Colloquium

October 17, 2013

On October 17, 2013, the Buddhist Ministry Colloquium hosted the talk "Caste Politics in the Ambedkar Buddhist Movement."

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