Public Talk 3 with Professor Jan Willis
September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We have a very unique visiting teacher coming in this September; Jan Willis, Ph.D. She´ll give three public talks in Stockholm. This is the third one.
There will be time for Questions and Answers.
TUESDAY, September 17
at 6 – 9 PM
Roslagsgatan 64, Stockholm. Welcome!
“Dreaming Me” is one of Jan Willis´books, a story about her life and spiritual journey.
Jan Willis PhD, is professor emerita of religion at Wesleyan University, where she taught courses in Buddhist religion and philosophy since 1977. She is one of the earliest American scholar-practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, having studied Buddhism with Tibetan teachers for more than forty years, including as one of the first western students of Lama Thubten Yeshe.
Jan discovered dharma as a path to healing the trauma of racism growing up in the segregated south, and has forged paths for the integration of Buddhism and social and political justice.
She is the author of the memoir Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist (2001) and scholarly and popular works on Buddhist meditation, hagiography, women, and Buddhism, and Buddhism and race. She has been on short lists and profiled by Time, Ebony, and Newsweek.
In the Fall of 2017, Jan Willis offered a three-week course at Maitripa College USA entitled “Making the Invisible, Visible: The Other Side of ‘Perfect’: A Multi-media and Interactive Exploration of Race and Racism in the US,” as well as a public talk. The intention of the course was, in the safety and sanctity of a Buddhist environment, to explore the deep and troubling issues of race and racism in our country and in our lives. The course explored such questions as: “How does Buddhism help us to recognize our biases?” and “How does it provide meaningful solutions?”
Read more about Jan Willis: janwillis.org