What is freedom?
David Gardiner: Professor of Religion at CC since 1998. Teaches Buddhism, religions of China and Japan and other related courses. Spent more than seven years in different parts of Asia. PhD from Stanford University in Religious Studies. Research and publications primarily on early Japanese Buddhism, currently working on translation of writings of a ninth century monk. Co-founder and director of a local non-profit educational group, BodhiMind Center, offering meetings on meditation, inter-religious dialogs, and seminars, workshops, talks and retreats on Buddhism-related topics. Very interested in expanding peoples' views on spirituality and religion, and in helping people find nurturing philosophies and practices.
This discussion will engage participants in a wide-ranging discussion of human freedom from perspectives that include politics, philosophy, psychology and even neuroscience. Intend to challenge commonplace notions of social and individual freedom by examining the binding pattern of habitual emotional responses and cognitive constructs.
Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM
20 North Tejon Street (Private back alley entrance)
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