Encountering Buddhism and Spreading the Teachings in Northern Thailand

Thursday, November 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (ET)
Maxwell Library, Heritage Room
Event Type
Lecture
Department
Global Learning, MIGE
Link
https://ems.bridgew.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=29167

On Thursday, November 16 from 11 am-12:15 pm, the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement will present Encountering Buddhism and Spreading the Teachings in Northern Thailand, with Dr. Brooke Schednek, in the Maxwell Library Heritage Room. 

Brooke Schedneck holds a Ph.D. in Asian Religions from Arizona State University. Her interest in Buddhism began as an undergraduate at Boston University. During a year-long appointment teaching English in Japan, she completed an 88-temple Buddhist pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku. At Harvard Divinity School she continued to develop her interest in modern religions in Asia, receiving a Master of Theological Studies.

Brooke has taught courses on meditation in Southeast Asia, Buddhism, and world religions, all with an emphasis on religion's transformations in modernity. Her main scholarly interests include the intersection of Buddhism and modernity as well as the emerging global Buddhist landscape. She is the author of Thailand’s International Meditation Centers: Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices.

Open to the BSU community and the public, this event is sponsored by Global Learning, Asian Studies, and Global Religious Studies. Part of International Education Week 

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