Buddhism and the Imagination

“Buddhism and the Imagination” with Benjamin Bogin, Francisca Cho, David McMahan, Karin Meyers, and William Waldron.

About this event

“The Imagination and Imaginal Worlds in the Mirror of Buddhism” hosted by Mangalam Research Center

This Institute invites scholars to reflect on the critical roles our imaginations play in creating (and potentially) transforming our world by examining how these worlds are deployed in Buddhist literature, ritual, meditation, and art; Buddhist philosophical theories on the creative dynamic between mind, action, and world; and contemporary theories on the imagination (from philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, anthropology, and religious studies).

The public is invited to join two live Zoom panel discussions with the institute faculty:

“Buddhism and the Imagination” with Benjamin Bogin (Skidmore College), Francisca Cho (Georgetown University), David McMahan (Franklin and Marshall College), Karin Meyers (Mangalam Research Center), and William Waldron (Middlebury College).

Thursday, June 23rd, 6:30-8pm Pacific time on Zoom.

There is another public panel, “Religion and the Imagination” with Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University), Laurie Patton (Middlebury College), and Elliot Wolfson (University of California, Santa Barbara) on Wednesday, June 15th, 9:30-10:45am Pacific time on Zoom. To register for that, please go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/religion-and-the-imagination-tickets-349905886927

For more information about the Institute, please visit https://sibi.mangalamresearch.org

The Imagination and Imaginal Worlds in the Mirror of Buddhism has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The event is finished.


Jun 23 2022


Pacific Time
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 23 2022
  • Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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