Buddhist Philosophy Lecture Series

Ethics, Buddhism, and Issues in Cross-cultural Philosophy

Spiritual and Religious Life partners with departments and groups across campus to bring scholars and artists who explore the spaces where spiritual and religious life intersects our academic study.  We are proud to co-sponsor the Buddhist Philosophy Lecture Series with Main Hall Forum, LU Philosophy Dept., LU Religious Studies Dept., and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Watch for posters with more information about visiting scholars.

May 9, 2018 - 4:30
The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism
Venerable Dr. Tashi Tsering, Professor of Sakya Philosophy,Central University for Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India

May 10, 2018 - 4:30pm   Main Hall 201
Buddhist Contributions to Contemporary Moral Reflection: Selflessness and Moral Responsiveness
Jay L. Garfield, Ph.D., Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Logic, and Buddhist Studies, Smith College; Visiting Professor Buddhist Philosophy, Harvard Divinity School.

Artist/Scholar in Residence

John O'Boyle - Easter Mysteries

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During the dates of November 8-11, 2017 the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, in conjunction with the Lawrence Department of Theater Arts, Fine Arts Colloquium and the Alyssa Paul Maria Fund, hosted Producer/Director John O'Boyle.
Mr. O'Boyle is a Lawrence University alum who went on to earn an MFA in directing from Catholic University.  As the lead producer and creator for the film Easter Mysteries, John O'Boyle made the viewing of this film available to the community on November 8th at the Warch Campus Center Cinema.  After the film, there was a panel discussion with Mr. O'Boyle which also included spiritual representatives from campus, the community, and the student body.