Panel to disucss 'Buddhism Beyond Beliefs'

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Richard McBride Gathering Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion

The modern Mindfulness movement is inspired by Buddhism, but many of its practitioners are not Buddhist or even aware of its Buddhist roots. For many, it’s also an open question whether Buddhism is really a religion at all.

This interdisciplinary panel will discuss diverse ways that Buddhism influences contemporary Mindfulness practices beyond conventional religious belief. Panelists include: Pamela Winfield (associate professor of religious studies, Elon University), Alexis Franzese (assistant professor of sociology, Elon University), Jennifer Brigman (student counseling, Elon University), Jem Jebbia (senior assistant director for spirituality, dialogue, and service, Northeastern University), and Rev. Tim Auman (university chaplain, Wake Forest University).

This event is free and open to the public. It is part of the Ripple Interfaith Conference. Ripple 2017 is sponsored by Elon University, Interfaith Youth Core, Young Harris College and Wake Forest University, with additional support from the Citrone Making a Difference Fund, and Elon’s Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences.