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Inner Peace and World Peace


March 1, 2016
7:30 pm - 8:50 pm
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Lecture by Hozan Alan Senauke. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies.

Part of a lecture series on “Religion, Violence, Nonviolence,” offered in conjunction with RELIGST 29 and RELIGST 119. Free and open to the public. Stanford students may register for credit; see Explore Courses for information.

For full list of lectures in the series, click here.

Is it important for the peace activist to cultivate inner peace? To reduce violence in the world, do we need to develop nonviolence in ourselves? Hozan Alan Senauke has extensive experience in both the inner and outer pursuit of peace. Meditation teacher, Vice-abbot of Berkeley Zen Center, writer, folk musician, and activist for peace and justice, Alan Senauke has practiced Zen Buddhism for over 35 years. He founded Clear View Project to support engaged Buddhist action for social change and relief; is Senior Advisor to the Buddhist Peace Fellowship; and is the author of two books: The Bodhisattva’s Embrace: Dispatches from Engaged Buddhism’s Front Lines and Heirs to Ambedkar: The Rebirth of Engaged Buddhism in India.