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Donald Lopez

DONALD LOPEZ
2008

Donald Lopez is Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan and chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. He has written extensively on aspects of religions of Asia, and his books include Prisoners of Shangi-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West; The Story of Buddhism; and Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed. Professor Lopez also serves as chair of the Michigan Society of Fellows.

In exploring the relationship between religion and science, some have argued that among the world's religions, Buddhism is the most compatible with science. Over the course of his lectures, Professor Lopez examines the origins of the association of the Buddha with modern science, considers what is at stake in that association and suggests new directions for the role of the Buddha in scientific research.

LECTURE SCHEDULE

The Scientific Buddha: Past, Present, Future
 

October 1, 2008

A Purified Religion
 

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October 2, 2008

Building a Better Buddha
 

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October 6, 2008

The Problem with Karma
 

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October 7, 2008

The Future of the Past
 

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