Zen Master Bernie Glassman to deliver lecture, April 25, 2017

Zen Master Bernie Glassman will deliver a lecture, “Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness, Taking Action" on Tuesday, April 25, 5:30pm, in Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium (room 212). This event is free and open to the public.

Bernie Glassman is a world-renowned pioneer in the American Zen Movement and a leading creative figure in socially engaged Buddhism. He is the founder and co-spiritual director of the Zen Peacemakers. He has extended Dharma practice from the meditation hall to the arenas of social service, business, environmental stewardship and conflict resolution. He has been honored with numerous ethics, service and achievement awards.

Glassman is co-author, with actor Jeff Bridges, of The Dude and The Zen Master, and with Rick Fields, of Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Masters Lessons in Living a Life that Matters.

This event is sponsored by the Carolyn Grant Endowment and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, April 7, 2017