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Anne Waldman

Video: Dharma Gaze: Practices of Buddhism and Poetry--An Evening with Anne Waldman

February 15, 2018

Based on personal study and experience, Anne Waldman speaks on the refuge and Bodhisattva vows, the Six Realms of Existence, “co-emergent wisdom” and a parallel vow to poetry, and the joys and contradictions therein. She integrates her own poetry, particular writers associated with the Beat Literary Movement, and Giorgio Agamben’s notion of being contemporary with one’s time as “looking into the darkness”.

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Professor Eduardo Kohn

Video: Anthropology as Cosmic Diplomacy: Toward an Ecological Ethics for the Anthropocene

November 15, 2017

"Forests think." Eduardo Kohn, author of the book How Forests Think, discusses a kind of thinking, which he calls “sylvan," that is manifested by tropical forests and those that live with them. This mode of thought can provide an ethical orientation in these times of planetary human-driven ecological devastation that some call the “Anthropocene." He presents his work as “cosmic diplomacy."... Read more about Video: Anthropology as Cosmic Diplomacy: Toward an Ecological Ethics for the Anthropocene

Secularization and Religious Innovation

Video: Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

November 8, 2017

David Hempton—HDS Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity—discusses his recent publication, Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World. Heather Curtis (Tufts) and Jon H. Roberts (BU) served as respondents.... Read more about Video: Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

Professor Mark Jordan

Video: Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas

November 6, 2017

Mark D. Jordan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought (HDS) and Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Faculty of Arts and Sciences), discusses his recent publication, Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas. James Keenan, S.J. (BC) and David Decosimo (BU) serve as respondents.... Read more about Video: Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas