Save the Dates! Upcoming Events for Spring 2019!

Contemplative Studies Save the Date!
Spring 2019

 *NOTE THAT THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.   PLEASE CONSULT THE WEBSITE (www.brown.edu/academics/contemplative-studies/) FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES

 

February 8, 2019
4 – 5:30 pm, Location:  Friedman Hall, Rm. 101
Lecture:  Neuroscience as a Modern Context for Studying Meditation:  Are Far are We, Really?
Gaelle Desbordes, Contemplative Neuroscientist, Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital

February 24, 2018
10 am – 5 pm, Location:  Brown/RISD Hillel, Goldfarb Family Social Hall
Workshop:  Embodiment of Zen Practice
Takafumi Kawakami, Abbot of Shunko'in Temple, Kyoto, Progressive Mindfulness Teacher and LGBTQ Rights Supporter

February 25, 2019,
5:30 – 7 pm, Location:  Smith-Buonanno, Rm. 106
Lecture: Self-Cultivation and the Difference Between Reality and Actuality
Takafumi Kawakami, Abbot of Shunko'in Temple, Kyoto, Progressive Mindfulness Teacher and LGBTQ Rights Supporter

February 28, 2019
6:45 - 8:15 pm, Location:  Smith-Buonanno, Rm. 206
Lecture:  The Missing Link:  Simha Bhiksu and Zongmi's Revisioning of Chan History
Peter Gregory, Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Studies at Smith College

March 12, 2019 - Interlandi Yoga Week
6:30 – 8 pm, Location:  85 Waterman St., Rm. 130
Lecture:  Tantric Traditions and Haṭhayoga
James Mallinson, Professor, Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS: Co-Author of The Roots of Yoga

March13, 2019 - Interlandi Yoga Week
6 pm – 9:30 pm, Location:  Brown/RISD Hillel, Goldfarb Family Social Hall
Workshop:  Yoga Workshop:  Text and Practice in the Amŗtasiddhi
Limited Enrollment

James Mallinson, Professor, Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS: Co-Author of The Roots of Yoga and
Mark Singleton, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS: Co-Author of The Roots of Yoga and Author of The Yoga Body 

March 14, 2019 - Interlandi Yoga Week
6:30 – 8 pm, Location:  Sidney Frank Hall, Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium
15th Annual Mary Interlandi ’05 Memorial Lecture: Continuity, Innovation and Power in Modern Yoga's Transformations
Mark Singleton, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS: Co-Author of The Roots of Yoga and Author of The Yoga Body 

April 1, 2019
12 - 1:30 pm, Location:  Nicholson House, 71 George St.
Lecture:  Reimagining Self-Care:  The Radical Dharma of Collective Accountability
Professor Jasmine Syedullah, Vassar College

April 3, 2019
4 - 5:30 pm, Location:  Alumnae Hall
The Barnes Lecture
Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.

April 4, 2019
4 pm – 6pm, Location:  Cogut Institute, Pembroke Hall, Rm. 305
Lecture:  The Larger Picture:  How to Stay Sane in an Accelerating World
Pico Iyer, Ferris Professor of Journalism, Princeton; Author, The Lady and the Monk, The Open Road, and The Art of Stillness

April 18, 2019
Contemplative Studies Open House
6:30 - 9 pm, Location:  Horace Mann House, Rms. 102 and 103

April 19, 2019
5:30 – 7 pm, Location:  Smith-Buonanno, Rm. 106
Lecture: The Modern Training of a Zen Buddhist Monk
Abbot Masaki Matsubara, Ph.D.

April 20
10 am – 5 pm, Location:  Pembroke Hall, Rm. 305
and 21, 2019
11 am - 4 pm, Location:  Pembroke Hall, Rm. 305
Workshop:  Rinzai Zen Practice Intensive
Abbot Matsubara, Butsumoji Temple, Chiba Japan

April 23, 2019
7 - 8:30 pm, Location:  List Art Building, Rm. 120
Sitar Concert
Professor Srinivas Reddy 

April 26, 2019
Noon – 1:30 pm, Location:  Smith Buonanno, Rm. 201
Lecture:  Judaism, Confucianism, and Modernity in Ming China: The Kaifeng Synagogue Inscription of 1489
Professor Andy Meyer