Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Scientific Buddha: Past, Present, Future - "A Purified Religion" and "Building a Better Buddha"  October 1, 2008, "A Purified Religion"   October 2, 2008, Building a Better Buddha  October 6, 2008, The Problem with Karma  October 7, 2008, The Future of the Past

The Scientific Buddha: Past, Present, Future - "A Purified Religion"

Published on 11 Dec 2014
October 1, 2008, "A Purified Religion"
Donald Lopez is Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan and chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. He has written extensively on aspects of religions of Asia, and his books include Prisoners of Shangi-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West; The Story of Buddhism; and Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed. Professor Lopez also serves as chair of the Michigan Society of Fellows.

In exploring the relationship between religion and science, some have argued that among the world's religions, Buddhism is the most compatible with science. Over the course of his lectures, Professor Lopez examines the origins of the association of the Buddha with modern science, considers what is at stake in that association and suggests new directions for the role of the Buddha in scientific research.

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