Fall Events 2018

Please join the Program in Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Lama Rod Owens, “Introduction to the Tantric Practice of Taking Tara as the Path,” on Friday, September 28th from 5:30 - 7 pm in Kassar House, Foxboro Auditorium (151 Thayer St.).  This event is free and open to the public.  

Lama Rod Owens is considered one of the emerging leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. An author, activist, and formally authorized Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, he is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice community as well as a visiting teacher with several Buddhist centers including the Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Brooklyn Zen Center. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Lama Rod has also been a guest faculty member at the Harvard School of Education’s program Mindfulness for Educators. He has been a regular guest on SiriusXM’s Urban View hosted by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Karen Hunter. He is also a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation and his next book project exploring transformative anger and rage is due out Fall 2019. Lama Rod can be reached at www.lamarod.com.

 

Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a Workshop with Lama Rod Owens, “Meeting the Mother at the End of the End of the Road:  The Practice of Tara in Difficult Times,” on Saturday, September 29th from 11 am - 5 pm at Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel (80 Brown St.).  This event is free and open to the public.  Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or meditation cushion - if you have one - and some form of hydration.  To register, please contact [email protected].  

Lama Rod Owens is considered one of the emerging leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. An author, activist, and formally authorized Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, he is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice community as well as a visiting teacher with several Buddhist centers including the Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Brooklyn Zen Center. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Lama Rod has also been a guest faculty member at the Harvard School of Education’s program Mindfulness for Educators. He has been a regular guest on SiriusXM’s Urban View hosted by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Karen Hunter. He is also a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation and his next book project exploring transformative anger and rage is due out Fall 2019. Lama Rod can be reached at www.lamarod.com.

 

Please join the Program in Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Professor Charles Hallisey, “Buddhist Spirituality and the Contemplation of Nature Through Poetry,” on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:30 - 7 pm at Sidney Frank Hall (185 Meeting St.), Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium (Rm. 220).  This lecture is free and open to the public. 

Charles Hallisey joined the Faculty of the Harvard Divinity School in 2007–08 after teaching at the University of Wisconsin as Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia and the Religious Studies Program since 2001. Earlier, he taught in the Department of Theology at Loyola University in Chicago, and at Harvard University, where he was John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities in the Committee on the Study of Religion and the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies from 1996 to 2001. His research centers on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, Pali language and literature, Buddhist ethics, and literature in Buddhist culture. His most recent book is “Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women,” (Harvard University Press, 2015). He is currently working on a book project entitled “Flowers on the Tree of Poetry: The Moral Economy of Literature in Buddhist Sri Lanka.”

Please join us for Brown Contemplative Studies’ Fall Open House on Monday, October 29th from 5:30 - 7 pm in the Meeting Room (2nd floor) of the Brown/RISD Hillel (80 Brown St.).  Come and find out more about this innovative, interdisciplinary concentration.  Speak with our professors and concentrators, while enjoying a buffet from Kabob and Curry.  For further information, please contact [email protected]

Please join us for a "Sitar Tabla Recital" by Professor Srinivas Reddy on Wednesday, December 5th from 6 - 7:30 pm in Winnick Chapel, Brown/RISD Hillel (80 Brown St.).  This event is free and open to the public.