Buddhism hearts Science (at Yale). Donald Lopez

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 27, 2008
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For those who missed any of Donald Lopez’s Terry Lectures at Yale, on Buddhism and Science, The Real videostreams for the first two talks are now online, and the other two coming up at http://www.yale.edu/terrylecture/ .  The first two talks give an introduction with examples of the Western colonial misunderstandings of Buddhism, but Lopez really shifts into third gear with part three, the discussion Karma and Evolution, and part four, Buddhism and Neuroscience is downright thrilling.

For those who may be interested: after one of these talks, I asked Phyllis Granoff, who oversees South Asian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale, to recommend a good survey of Indian Philosophy before/contemporaneous with the origins of Buddhism.

She recommended A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy, which I think is by Chandradhar Sharmar.  You can look at it through Google Books if you can’t pick up a copy. ~ Steve

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Buddhism hearts Science (at Yale). Donald Lopez”

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