Lecture by Erik Braun: “since feeling is first:” Hedonic Tone (_Vedana_) in the Meditation Practice of S. N. Goenka

WhenOctober 20, 2020 11:20 AM - 12:50 PM
WhereTo be announced
Event Websitehttps://voices.uchicago.edu/buddhiststudies/2019/07/08/the-jun-zhou-lectures-in-theravada-buddhism/
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DescriptionThe Divinity School is pleased to offer a series of lectures on various topics in Theravada Buddhism. Today's Jun Zhou Lecture in Theravada Buddhism will be given by Erik Braun, University of Virginia.

Title: “since feeling is first:” Hedonic Tone (_Vedanā_) in the Meditation Practice of S. N. Goenka

Bio: Erik Braun is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He co-edited with David McMahan the volume _Buddhism, Meditation, and Science_ (Oxford University Press, 2017) and is the author of _The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw_ (University of Chicago Press, 2013), which was a co-winner of the Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism in 2014. Currently, he is working on a book project about contemporary transformations of meditative practice on the global stage. His research focuses on Burmese Buddhism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Pāli literature, and the roots of modern forms of meditative practice. He received his Ph.D. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University.

This series of lectures on Theravada Buddhism is supported through a generous gift by Mr. Jun Zhou.

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