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Friday, May 29, 2015 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm
UBC | Asian Centre | Auditorium | 1871 West Mall
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is pleased to welcome C. Pierce Salguero (Assistant Professor Penn State University / Abington College) as this year’s keynote speaker. He will present a lecture entitled, Toward a Global History of Buddhism & Medicine as part of the Buddhism and Wellbeing conference.
Today’s emphasis on the health benefits of mindfulness is the latest incarnation of a longstanding symbiotic relationship between Buddhism and medicine. Pierce Salguero is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar interested in the role of Buddhism in the crosscultural exchange of healing knowledge and practices. Focusing on first millennium CE Asia, his paper is part of his current work on the global history of Buddhist healing “from Sarnath to Silicon Valley.”
A PDF poster may be downloaded here: C. Pierce Salguero Poster
Lectures are free and open to the public.
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, University of British Columbia, will host the fifth annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference at UBC.
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