Engaged Buddhism: Listening and Responding to World Hunger
The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, one of the United States’ most renowned Buddhist monks, is making a rare appearance at Syracuse University. He will present the Syracuse Symposium keynote lecture “Engaged Buddhism: Listening and Responding to World Hunger” on Monday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel, and will lead an SU Humanities Center-Mini Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. in Room 304 of the Tolley Humanities Building.
Information about various hunger relief efforts will be available in the lobby of the Heroy Geology Laboratory on Sept. 16, starting at 4 p.m. A brief reception will take place in the lobby after the Monday lecture. Everything is free and open to the public except for the HC Mini Seminar, which is by invitation only. For more information, call 315-443-2901. Everything is free and open to the public. Parking available for $2 if you mention this event at the Irving Ave. garage.
Bhikkhu Bodhi teaches at Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel, N.Y., and Bodhi Monastery, Lafayette Township, N.J. He holds a a Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University and, in the early 1970s, was ordained a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition.
He has edited In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses From the Pali Canon (2005) and Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy (2003). He has also translated three books of Buddhist discourses.
Organized and presented by the SU Humanities
Center for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Bhikkhu Bodhi’s visit sponsored by Hendricks Chapel,Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, SU South Asia Center, and SU Department of Religion.
Presented in cooperation with Zen Center of Syracuse, Manlius Medicine Buddha Prayer Sangha, InterFaith Works of Central New York, and SU Student Buddhist Association.