A Reflection on Dr. James Robson’s Public Lecture on Meditation, Mindfulness and Mental Health at Emmanuel College

After reading the title of Dr. Robson's lecture, "A Crazy History of Buddhism: On Buddhist Mental Institutions and Meditation / Mindfulness," I anticipated a very interesting evening. Indeed, Dr. Robson did not disappoint his audience. Dr. Robson is the James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His [...]

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Navigating Cultural Differences: A Buddhist Approach to Mental Health – An Informal Discussion (UBC, March 22nd, 2016)

VANCOUVER - On the night of March 22nd, scholars, experts, and the general public gathered for a discussion about cultural differences in psychotherapy practices and how Buddhism can be a viable factor in bridging the gap. Panel speakers included: Dr. Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, a Pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s [...]

Madness and Buddhist Compassion – A Talk by Dr. Mark Unno (UBC, March 21, 2016)

On March 21, 2016, the Buddhism and Contemporary Society at the University of British Columbia welcomed Dr. Mark Unno from the University of Oregon, with his guest lecture titled “Madness and Buddhist Compassion.” In his lecture, Dr. Unno examined various definitions of "madness" in both Western and Japanese contexts, its social impact on individuals, as [...]