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Dan Smyer Yu: "Rainbow Rider" Film Screening & Discussion

12:10 p.m. to 1:30p.m. || February 5, 2016 || (217 Art Building)
When Feb 05, 2016
from 12:10 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 217 Art Building
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EAS Winter Brown Bag Lecture Series 


Rainbow Rider is a collaborative production of a social scientist and a Buddhist public intellectual. It is a social scientific experiment of the director as well as a public discourse of Khenpo Sodargye – the narrator/protagonist of the documentary film and a renowned Tibetan Buddhist public intellectual in China. Set in the backdrops of Khenpo Sodargye’s recent public events at prominent universities and research institutions in North America and Europe as well as of his teaching activities on his monastic campus in Sertar, Kham, currently western Sichuan Province of the PRC, this film documents his lectures and dialogues with social scientists on the topics of environmental health, human flourishing, the scientific understanding of the mind, and Buddhist vision of world peace. It invites audience to join the ongoing global discussions and debates on whether or not Buddhism is a science of its own.


The event is free and open to the public


Co-sponsored by:

The Department of Religious Studies

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