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The Center for Religion, Culture and Community offers a wide range of events throughout the academic year.

Why Buddhism and the Modern World Need Each Other

October 28, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 220
2250 N Sheffield Ave


The highest ideal of Western civilization (now globalized) has been to restructure our societies so that they are more socially just. The most important goal for Buddhism is to awaken and put an end to the dukkha (suffering) due to the delusion of a separate self. Today it has become obvious that we need both: not just because individual transformation and social transformation complement each other, but because each needs the other in order to be successful.

David Loy is a writer, professor and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. A professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, Loy has a PhD from the National University of Singapore, and has been on the faculty at Bunkyo University, Japan, Xavier University in Cincinnati, and Naropa University in Boulder, and visiting professor or lecturer at many universities.

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Zen Ken Sho

October 31, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
DePaul Theatre School, Rehearsal Room 442
2350 N Racine Ave


Edwin Tessin Brand, David So'zan Miller (dean of DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media) and Meido Moore give a lively presentation of swordplay and calligraphy in the Japanese Rinzai Zen tradition.

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