Lectures are open to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike and will be held at West Covina Buddhist Temple (map) and are scheduled for 7:00-8:30 pm. Cost for the series of 4 lectures is $35, or $10 individually. If interested in attending, please e-mail or call the temple at (626) 913-0622 for more info or to register.
About the Lectures:
Economics and Buddhism: Perspectives on Greed
Lorenzo Garbo, Ph.D.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7-8:30 P.M.
After a general presentation considering the role of greed in both Buddhism and what mainstream economics characterizes as “rational economic behavior,” a brief contemplative exercise will lead the discussion to an alternative economic model that promises reconciliation between these two, often opposing, world views.
Dr. Lorenzo Garbo is a professor and chair of the Economics Department at the University of Redlands. He has also held research scientist positions at the Commission on Global Governance (Geneva, Switzerland) and at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University. Dr. Garbo was lay ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of the San Francisco Zen Center in 2005.
Child Development: A Buddhist/Spiritual Perspective
Bob London, Ph.D.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 7-8:30 P.M.
Dr. London will discuss the process of parenting and education from a spiritual perspective. He emphasizes a developmental approach that is consistent with a variety of spiritual traditions, the implications of new science, and a variety of educational psychologies. The emphasis will be on guidelines and principles that any parent or educator can apply in their relationship with their children or students.
Dr. Bob London is a professor of education at California State University San Bernardino. He is the director of the Spirituality and Education Network that recently sponsored an invited international summit on “Reclaiming Wholeness: Welcoming an Integrative Vision and Transformative Practice in Education,” and chair of the Spirituality and Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Shelly Pope, MS, MFT
Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 7-8:30 P.M.
This talk will address potential linkages between Buddhism and mental health and how Buddhism and psychotherapy can inform each other.
Shelley Pope is a licensed psychotherapist with extensive clinical experience who currently works at the Psychological Counseling Center at California State University San Bernardino. She is also a longtime practitioner of Buddhism and an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest.
Buddhism and End of Life Care
Marilyn Stoner, Ph.D., R.N.,CHPN
Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 7-8:30 P.M.
Dr. Stoner will discuss important issues related to death and dying and the integration of end of life care and Buddhism from the perspective of the health care worker.
Dr. Stoner is a Professor of Nursing at California State University San Bernardino. She is a certified hospice nurse and has traveled between Brazil and the United States consulting on issues related to end of life care. She is active in the Hospice
and Palliative Nurses Association and the Oncology Nursing Society and has been a practicing student of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and Lama C. Gyatso since 1994.