Paul Swanson: Buddhist Socialism in Japan: Thoughts on a Buddhist Monk and Martyr
Swanson presented on the life and times of Takagi Kenmyo, and examined his experiences and writings that attested to his role as one of a very few Buddhist priests who conscientiously opposed the official policies and social pressures of early 20th century Japan.
Dr. Neil Schmid – Pilgrimage on the Silk Road: Revitalizing Mind, Body, and Pocketbook
This talk examined the factors leading to the creation of Dunhuang as a pilgrimage site, its wealth of materials, slow decline, and its commercial and political revitalization.
Ripple 2017- Religional Interfaith Conference
The program includes panels like: Mindfulness Across Traditions: Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish & Secular and Buddhism Beyond Beliefs: Buddhism’s influence beyond religion in multiple disciplines and secular practices.