What does it mean, to take refuge in the Three Jewels? – Public Talk with Professor Jan Willis
September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We have a very unique and experienced Dharma teacher coming for a visit this September; Jan Willis, Ph D. She´ll give three public talks in Stockholm. This is the second one. This talk is also part of Discovering Buddhism module “Refuge in Three Jewels”. This talk is free for those who participate in the entire six-week course of “Refuge in Three Jewels”. – Join us and find out the meaning of the Three Jewels and Refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
There will be time for Questions and Answers.
WEDNESDAY, September 18
at 6 – 9 PM
Roslagsgatan 62. Welcome!
Jan Willis was Lama Yeshe disciple and has been marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – whom she calls “that African-American bodhisattva of our time”.
Jan Willis Ph.D. 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.
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 shortlists and profiled by Time, Ebony, and Newsweek.
PHOTO: Lama Yeshe and Jan Willis 1974.