Tue, Feb 21|
ISHB Zoom Conversation Series: Dis-orienting the Conversation on Buddhism in the West, by Ven. Juewei
Venerable Dr. Juewei is director of the Humanistic Buddhism Centre and Senior Lecturer in Applied Buddhist Studies and Humanistic Buddhism at the Nan Tien Institute in Australia. She holds a Ph.D. from University of the West.
Time & Location
Feb 21, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
About the Event
We will continue our conversation on who is and who is not included in the category of western Buddhism. We welcome Venerable Juewei as a guest for our Zoom series on Dis-orienting the Conversation on Buddhism in the West. Venerable Dr. Juewei is not only a UWest alumni but also the Director of our sister institution, the Nan Tien Institute’s Humanistic Buddhism Centre.
Juewei is our third guest following two inspiring conversations last year with Funi Hsu (San Jose State) and, of course, Venerable Miao Guang, Deputy Chancellor and Director of the Department of International Affairs at the Fo Guang Shan Institute of Humanistic Buddhism.
We will chat with her about her way into Buddhism, learn more about the work of our sister institute in Australia, and explore an important yet often overlooked Buddhist cultivation practice, prostrations. Please register below.
Venerable Dr. Juewei wrote her dissertation on Buddha’s birthday parades in medieval China (2012). The dissertation was turned into a book is titled Parading the Buddha: localizing Buddha’s birthday celebrations. Juewei’s interest centers on researching the application of the Buddhist dharma in contemporary situations. She has been an ordained monastic in the Fo Guang Shan order since 2002.