The Stanford Center for
Buddhist Studies and The Dalai Lama Foundation are pleased to present:
An Evening with Prof. Jan Willis
"Dreaming Me: From Baptist to Buddhist, One Woman's Spiritual Journey"
Date: Wednesday, August 21st Time: 7 - 9 P.M.
Location: Humanities Center - Levinthal Hall
Stanford University 424 Santa Teresa Street
Jan Willis, Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University and a founding
member of the Dalai Lama Foundation, which supports action for ethics
and peace around the world, will be reading from her recently published
memoir "Dreaming Me: From Baptist to Buddhist, One Woman's Spiritual Journey."
She will share insights drawn from a lifetime of experience as a Buddhist
scholar, teacher and activist.
Time Magazine has described her as one of the new millennium's top religious
innovators. "Raised in a segregated Alabama mining camp, she eventually
would become a renowned Indo-Tibetan scholar and professor of religion
at Wesleyan University. Along the way, she took part in an armed takeover
of a Cornell University building during a black student protest, marched
with Martin Luther King, Jr., in Birmingham, and, ultimately, found peace
within a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Hers is a deeply personal journey
of racial and spiritual healing that 'will move anyone who is compelled
by the examined life.'" (Publishers Weekly)
Jan Willis has published numerous books and essays on Buddhist meditation,
women and Buddhism, and Buddhism and race.
In addition to the reading and discussion, copies of "Dreaming Me" will
be available for sale and signing. This is a unique opportunity to have
an "up close" discussion with a remarkable woman and teacher.
Please RSVP to:
Vida Shahamat Events Coordinator of The Dalai Lama Foundation: [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you on the 21st,
From Highway 101, take the University Avenue exit to Palo Alto.
Go straight down University Avenue until it becomes Palm Drive (all
the palm trees lining the street are the telltale signs you're going in
the right direction.
Turn LEFT at CAMPUS DRIVE WEST, and follow the signs to Tressider Union
You are permitted to park anywhere in the parking lot of Tressider Union
after 4 P.M.
The Humanities Center is located in back of Tressider Union, opposite
the Fire House on Santa Teresa Street.
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