Thursday, October 4 from 6:00-8:00pm, there will be an open panel discussion entitled “Buddhism and the Future of the Liberal Arts” held at Eugene Lang College in New York. The location is Room 510, 66 West 12th St.
Here is a description:
The study of Buddhist traditions is one of the strengths of Lang’s Religious Studies program. Our courses have introduced students to the interdisciplinary engagements of Buddhism with such fields as cognitive science, gender studies and ethics. This roundtable discussion builds on these curricular experiences to explore the role Buddhism and Buddhist studies might play more broadly in the liberal arts. How might Buddhist practices and insights enrich pedagogy? Can Buddhist perspectives help us reimagine disciplines and interdisciplinarities? And might Buddhist studies offer new responses to old questions about the value of a liberal arts education?
Participants include Ryan Bongseok Joo (Hampshire College), Christopher Kelley (Columbia University), Laura Lombard (Rubin Museum of Art), Otto von Busch (Parsons School of Design) and Mark Larrimore (Lang), chair.