DR. LEWIS LANCASTER
Dr. Lewis Lancaster begins a new lecture series, titled "Encountering Life," with a lecture on cause. The schedule for the 5-part lecture series is as follows:
Cause: One of Life's Mysteries
August 31, 2021
Desire: Measure of Motivations
September 28, 2021
Reincarnation: Body and Spirit
October 26, 2021
Compassion: A Natural State of Cognition
November 23, 2021
Self: Active and Passive Agent
December 14, 2021
"Buddhism as a Lived Experience"
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
Using a vast store of knowledge and experience, as well as drawing from more than six decades of research, Dr. Lewis Lancaster offers a unique lecture series on applying Buddhist values and principles to our fast-changing modern world. How is an ancient religion over 2,600 years old relevant in our techno-centric existence? Dr. Lancaster will convince us that not only is Buddhism still relevant, it is in fact well-equipped to confront our current issues.
Behavior: Acts of Consequence
June 15, 2021 | Video
Enlightenment: A Distant Beacon
May 18, 2021 | Video
Wisdom: Self-knowledge Transformed
April 20, 2021 | Video
Concentration: Strength of Keeping Foucs
March 16, 2021 | Video
Giving: Purity of Purpose
February 16, 2021 | Video
Emptiness: Not Nothing
January 19, 2021 | Video
Change: The Unshakable Process of Vanishing
December 22, 2020 | Video
Detachment: Living in the Present Age
November 24, 2020 | Video
Our 21st Century World: Viewing Through Buddhist Lens
October 15, 2021 | Video
Guest Lecture Series
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October 29, 2020
Join us for the launch of our new information and research tool—interactive maps that provide a comprehensive view of Fo Guang Shan, its development, and history.
September 23, 2020
A reception honoring the 2020-2021 IBEF Scholarship recipients hosted by the International Buddhist Education Foundation and the Institute for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism.
September 12, 2019
A reception honoring the 2019-2020 IBEF Scholarship recipients hosted by the International Buddhist Education Foundation and the Institute for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism.
April 4-6, 2019
Exploring the significant ways that art and culture operate in the practice of Buddhism—both historically and in contemporary times.