Friday, August 26, 2016

"Buddhism and the Body" (Hsi Lai lectures)

Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Prof. Lewis Lancaster (

A rare opportunity to learn about one the most foundational aspects of the Bodhisattva Way with a distinguished Buddhist scholar
Presenter: Dr. Lewis R. Lancaster
Professor emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; adjunct professor, University of the West, Los Angeles.
Lecture Description:
Buddhist texts and doctrines are often directed toward the human body. This involves the nature and makeup of the body; the way in which the body develops from conception to birth; rebirth in relationship to the physical body; the mind/brain as an aspect of the body; and the shifts that occur with advanced stages of meditation.
Human bodies differ (Daily Mail)
In addition, Buddhist monastics have often been medical practitioners and they work with the body in ways that are current in their local culture with adaptations from Buddhist teachings.
It is in and through the body that Buddhist practice takes place. The course is aimed at providing students with the information found in the full range of canonical texts as they explain and describe the body within the religious tradition. 

Lecture Sessions:
Aug 26 - 28 [POSTPONED] Sep 30 - Oct 2 Nov 4 - 6 Dec 9 - 11 Fridays to Sundays Friday 6 - 9pm Saturday 9am - 12pm Sunday 9am - 12pm with additional hours TBA
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