Mary Bachvarova is Professor of Classics and Department Chair of Classical Studies at Willamette University. She co-edited The Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean: Commemoration in Literature, Folk-Song, and Liturgy, and is the author of From Hittite to Homer: The Anatolian Background of Greek Epic.
From the comments of a second grader, who just finished a mindfulness program in school – Mindfulness is the best thing that ever happened in my life to the Buddha’s declaration that mindfulness is the direct path to awakening, we are seeing a renaissance of interest in mindfulness as a path of balance and insight. This talk will explore how mindfulness offers a clear and straightforward way of understanding ourselves and the world around us.
Professor McMahon is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College. He is a leading scholar of Buddhist Modernism and a cultural critic of the transformation of Buddhism from Asian to Western cultures. He is the author of The Making of Buddhist Modernism.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, iconic architect of the current Mindfulness movement and author of countless books, gives the annual Mary Interlandi ’05 Memorial Lecture entitled “What’s all this talk about Mindfulness? The heart of the matter and its relevance in a Dystopic Times.”