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Tessa J. Bartholomeusz Lecture Series


The 16th Annual Lecture

Dr. Steven Collins
Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities
University of Chicago

 “The Sociology of Wisdom:
Supererogation in Morality and Society”

January 13th, 2017, 4:30pm, DHA 103
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The 15th Annual Lecture

Dr. Donald S. Lopez
Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan.

Lecture 1 -  “Dispatches from Nirvana: 45 Years of Buddhist Studies”
March 24, 2016, 103 Dodd Hall Auditorium, 5:00 p.m.

Lecture 2 - “Christian vs Buddhist: The Battle for the Soul of Tibet”
March 25, 2016, 103 DHA, 5:00 p.m.
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The 14th Annual Lecture

Dr. Jason Josephson
Williams College
"How Buddhism Became a Religion."

April 10th, 2015
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>>Interview about "The Invention of Japanese Religion"

The 13th Annual Lecture

1) Dr. Brian Hatcher
Professor and Packard Chair of Theology Department of Religion, Tufts University
”Swami Vivekananda's Practical Vedanta as Creative Theology”.

2) Dr. Swami Ishtananda
Vedanta Center, St. Petersburg, FL
“Message of Swami Vivekananda”

Sep 6, 2013
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The 12th Annual Lecture

Dr. Robert Gimello
Research Professor of Theology and of East Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Notre Dame
"Esoteric Buddhism in a Time of Turbulence"

March 1, 2013

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The 11th Annual Lecture

Dr.Liz Wilson
Miami University
“The Buddha’s Mother as Feminist Conundrum: Exploring the Death of Gautami.”

April 5, 2012

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The 10th Annual Lecture

Dr. Matthew Kapstein
University of Chicago
"'Spiritual Exercise' and the Interpretation of Buddhist Philosophy in India."

February 18, 2011

The 9th Annual Lecture

Dr. Luis Gomez
University of Michigan
"Distorted Views: Buddhism with a 'Self'. The Inversion of Traditional Doctrinal Categories in the [Mahāyāna] Mahāparinirvāna Mahā Sūtra."

March 3, 2010

The 8th Annual Lecture

Dr. John Holt
Bowdoin College, Maine
"A BUDDHIST VISNU? Assimilation and Exclusivity in Sri Lanka"

February 12, 2009

The 7th Annual Lecture

Dr. Janice Willis
Wesleyan University
"'What Caste Are You?': Reflections on a Journey East"

April 3 , 2008

The 6th Annual Lecture

Dr. Jacqueline Stone
Princeton University
"Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan"

April 2, 2007

The 5th Annual Lecture

Dr. Phyllis Granoff
Yale University
"Just Follow the Cow Tracks: Concerns of a Medieval Jain Monastic Group"

January 13, 2006

The 4th Annual Lecture

Dr. Anne M. Blackburn
Cornell University
"Cosmopolitan Buddhism & Colonialism: A View From Colombo"

March 3, 2005

The 3rd Annual Lecture

Dr. Donald Swearer
Swarthmore College
"Religion and Globalization: A View from Thailand"

October 27, 2003

The 2nd Annual Lecture

Dr. Charles Hallisey
Amherst College
"The Problem of Justice for All: Buddhism, Civil Society, and the State in Contemporary Sri Lanka"

April 1, 2003

The 1st Annual Lecture

Dr. Chandra de Silva
Old Dominion University
"Crossing Boundaries: The Indo-Portuguese Religious and Cultural Encounter"

March 4, 2002