Dr. Lewis Lancaster Lecture – Wisdom: Self-knowledge Transformed

Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Lewis Lancaster continues his “Buddhism as a Lived Experience” lecture series on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00pm Pacific Time.

“Wisdom: Self-knowledge Transformed” will be the 7th lecture in the series, which began last October and will run until June. The lecture series has covered an array of topics, such as concentration, change, giving, detachment, emptiness, to name a few. The theme of the series is how we could incorporate Buddhist values into our daily lives in the 21st century.

With a unique perspective that comes from over six decades of study and practice, Dr. Lancaster offers his wisdom and experience in this special series of lectures organized by the Department of Religious Studies and REL Graduate Council. To learn more about these lectures and view videos of past events.

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About Dr. Lewis Lancaster

Dr. Lewis Lancaster is Emeritus Professor of the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as President, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, and Chair of the dissertation committee at University of the West since 1992. He graduated from Roanoke College (B.A.) in 1954 and received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Roanoke in 2007. He is also a 1958 graduate of USC-ST (M.Th.) and a 1968 graduate of the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D.). He received an Honorary Doctorate of Buddhist Studies from Vietnam Buddhist University in 2011.

Dr. Lancaster has published over 75 articles and reviews and has edited or authored numerous books including Prajnaparamita and Related Systems, The Korean Buddhist Canon, Buddhist Scriptures, Early Ch’an in China and Tibet, and Assimilation of Buddhism in Korea. He also founded the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative to use the computer-based technology to map the spread of Buddhism from the remote past to the present. Dr. Lancaster was a key figure in the creation of descriptive catalogue and digitization of the Korean Buddhist Canon. He was awarded the 2014 Grand Award from the Korean Buddhist Order for his contribution to Buddhism.


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