Track 3: How Does Buddhist Nondual Process Thought Respond to the Global Crisis?

Westerners, especially process thinkers have come to appreciate nondual thought and to hope that it will help the world to overcome its alienation from nature. Buddhists developed rigorous nondual thinking two and a half millennia ago. This track will ask what a variety of forms of Buddhism have experienced and learned that can give guidance to us today.

Plenary Speaker and Section VII Chair

Lourdes Arguelles

Professor Emerita, Education and Cultural Studies

Lourdes Arguelles,Ph.D./Lopon Dorje Khandro is a former community organizer and anti-war and animal welfare activist. She is Professor Emerita of Education and Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University and occupied the Mac Arthur Chair in Gender and Feminist Studies at Pitzer College. After decades of Buddhist study and practice in India, Nepal, and the US, she was ordained a Ngakma (lay tantric practitioner) by HE Garchen Rinpoche and installed as a Lopon (Senior Dharma Teacher,Sk. Acharya) by HH Chetsang Rinpoche, head of the Drikung Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. She currently teaches at Drikung Kyobpa Choling, a traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Escondido, CA and works as a part-time senior psychotherapist at the Clinebell Institute in Claremont, California. Her work has been published in books and popular and academic journals around the world.

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Postings from Seizing an Alternative

LOURDES ARGUELLES, BUDDHISM TRACK INTRO; AJAHN SULAK, “MINDFULNESS: BRINGING WISDOM INTO SOCIETY”

PRESENTATIONS BY TETSUO UNNO AND JOHN FREESE

Suggested Reading List

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