University of the West presents Bhikkhu Bodhi and The Art of the Dharma Talk on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:30pm in the Administration Building Room 208.

Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk originally from New York City. He obtained a PhD in  philosophy from Claremont Graduate School in 1972. In late 1972, he received monastic ordination in Sri Lanka, where he lived for over twenty years. He was the editor for the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy, Sri Lanka, from 1984 until 2002. He has edited Ven. Nyanamoli’s translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha), translated the Samyutta Nikaya (Connected Discourses of the Buddha), and compiled an anthology of suttas from the Pali Canon (In the Buddha’s Words). In 2002 he returned to the U.S. He now resides at Chuang Yen Monastery near Carmel, NY. He is the founder of Buddhist Global Relief — a nonprofit charity supporting hunger relief and education in countries suffering from chronic poverty and malnutrition.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Buddhist Chaplaincy and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of the West.