Just Sit There: One Year at Zen Mountain Monastery

During the 2009-10 academic year, Professor Bill Johnston took a leave of absence from Wesleyan so that he could spend a year at Zen Mountain Monastery, widely regarded as one of the leading Zen centers outside of Japan. There, he lived the life of the Zen monk, immersed in the 2,500-year-old teachings of Buddhism and focused on simple, everyday activities as well as long periods of seated meditation. Come hear how those ancient teachings have become part of our twenty-first century world, with it modern problems and technologies.

Date: Oct. 7
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

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