The Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies and The Dalai Lama Foundation are pleased to present:

An Evening with Prof. Jan Willis Author,
"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:

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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