Religion & the Imagination
“Religion and the Imagination” with Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University), Laurie Patton (Middlebury), and Elliot Wolfson (UC Santa Barbara)
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:
“Religion and the Imagination” with Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University), Laurie Patton (Middlebury College), Elliot Wolfson (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Wednesday, June 15th, 9:30-10:45am Pacific time on Zoom.
Please note that there will be a second public panel: “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) on Thursday, June 23rd, 6:30-8pm Pacific time on Zoom. You can register for that here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buddhism-and-the-imagination-tickets-349930851597
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.