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January

29

2015 Cookson Lecture: How to Flourish With Religious Diversity
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for the 2015 Cookson Lecture, a two-part series featuring Acharya Rita M. Gross, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Comparative Studies in Religion, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. The first of two events, "How to Flourish With Religious Diversity," will take place Thursday, January 29 from 7-8:15 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Based on her book, "Religious Diversity—What's the Problem? Buddhist Suggestions for Flourishing with Religious Diversity," Gross will explore why, throughout history, especially in the Western world, people have regarded religious diversity as a problem, or as something to overcome. This talk will discuss the spiritual and intellectual training that can help us become more comfortable with religious diversity. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

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2015 Cookson Lecture: Introduction to Buddhist Mindfulness Practice
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for the 2015 Cookson Lecture, a two-part series featuring Acharya Rita M. Gross, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Comparative Studies in Religion, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. The second event of the series, "Introduction to Buddhist Mindfulness Practice," will take place Friday, January 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center. Mindfulness is a very simple but profound practice that many have found life-altering and helpful. This workshop is an opportunity to learn the practice from Dr. Gross, a qualified and respected teacher. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a meditation cushion or firm pillow. Chairs will also be available and are perfectly acceptable for the mindfulness practice. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

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