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Asian & Buddhist(?) Redux: Dinner & Conversation


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Race, religion and culture play out in ways that can be difficult to navigate, especially for marginal communities. What does it mean to be Buddhist in a predominantly non-Buddhist society? How does being raised with Buddhism affect one's relationship to it in a secular society, or in a more academic or 'Westernized' setting? How do we live in a society that devalues 'ritual' and 'superstition' but increasingly borrows Buddhist practices like mindfulness and meditation?

Join for food and conversation on these important questions, along with special guests Dean Nilakshi Parndigamage of Ezra Stiles College, and Dr. Rebecca Li, Buddhist teacher and dharma heir in the Dharma Drum Lineage of Chan (Zen) Buddhism.