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Dr. Jan Willis, Dharma and Activism

Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jan Willis is one of the earliest American scholar-practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, having studied Buddhism with Tibetan teachers for more than forty years, including as one of the first western students of Lama Thubten Yeshe. She discovered dharma as a path to healing the trauma of racism growing up in the segregated south, and has forged paths for the integration of Buddhism and social and political justice.

She is the author of the memoir Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist (2001) and scholarly and popular works on Buddhist meditation, hagiography, women and Buddhism, and Buddhism and race. She has been on short lists and profiled by Time, Ebony, and Newsweek.  See Also: A Genuine Guru: Jan Willis Remembers Lama Yeshe (Mandala Magazine)

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dharma Friendship Foundation

Jordan Van Voast
Email: info@dharmafriendship.org

Region: Seattle, WA

Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Event Website:

University of Washington, Kane Hall, Rm. 200
4069 Spokane Ln
Seattle, Washington 98105 United States

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism, non-sectarian
Teacher: Dr. Jan Willis

Cost: Free