Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Mongolia Initiative | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 1995 University Avenue, fifth floor
Xiangchen Liu, independent filmmaker
Zul (documentary, 57 minutes)
The Mongolians in Bayanbulug Area, believers of Tibetan Buddhism, make a lengthy journey through ridges and passes to reach their winter pasture deep inside Mount Tianshan. There, while being isolated for 5 months by storm and snow, people celebrate Zul, the Lamp Lighting Festival on the 25th of October on the lunar calendar each year. On this Day of Death of... More >
Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia
Mindfulness meditation practices are often traditionally said to induce nonconceptual forms of awareness, and scientists and clinicians often repeat such descriptions. But what does nonconceptual mean? Clearly, without a precise specification of what a concept or conceptual cognition is, the notion of nonconceptuality is equally ill-defined. I present an account of concepts, concept... More >
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Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Buddhist Studies | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Korean Studies | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artists book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictees ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the... More >