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Working Group on Religion and Cognitive Science

March 13, 2009
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

Working Group on Religion and Cognitive Science Spring 2009 Event

Please join us for a panel discussion of Mark Graves’ new work Mind, Brain, and the Elusive Soul: Human Systems of Cognitive Science and Religion (Ashgate 2008). In advance praise of the book Philip Clayton has said, “Mark Graves here crafts an intriguing synthesis of systems theory, cognitive science, and emergence theory in this quest to preserve the category of ‘soul’ for a scientific age.” Aimed at both theorists and practitioners working at the intersection of religion, theology, and science, this book aims to “describe the ‘more’ that does not reduce to the parts” of the human soul.

Friday, March 13, 1:30-3:30 pm
Institute of Buddhist Studies
2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Panelists:
Richard Payne, Institute of Buddhist Studies
Doug Oman, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Mary Walsh, GTU graduate and clinical psychologist
Kelly Bulkeley, GTU, moderator

2009 Ryukoku Lectures

March 16, 2009
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

The 2009 Ryukoku Lecture Series features three talks by Ryukoku University Buddhist Studies professor Takanori Sugioka titled:

The Dialectic of the Three Vows as an expression of Shinran’s religious experience

Lecture One ~ March 16 (Mon)
Lecture Two ~ March 18 (Wed)
Lecture Th ree ~ March 20 (Fri)

All lectures ~ 2:10 to 5:00 pm

The lectures will be held at the
Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Free and open to the public.

Please contact the Institute of Buddhist Studies for more information or
download the attached flyer.

As Long As Space Endures

March 20, 2009
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

as long as space endures
Snow Lion Publications is pleased to announce the release of a new collection of essays edited by Edward A. Arnold; As Long As Space Endures: Essays on the Kalacakra Tantra in Honor of H.H. the Dalai Lama.

The Kalacakra Tantra—Kalacakra means “wheel of time”—is a tradition of Buddhist theory and practice whose root text treats a fantastic expanse of knowledge ranging from observations of the cosmos to investigations of meditative states and vital bodily energies. To celebrate the release of this important volume on the Kalacakra Tantra, the Institute of Buddhist Studies will be hosting a talk by Prof. David Gray of Santa Clara University.

The lecture will be held at the
Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Free and open to the public.

For more information on As Long As Space Endures, please visit the publisher’s website.

Edward Arnold’s biography can be found here.

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