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Reflections on Studying and Teaching about American Buddhism

  • Ecumenical Buddhist Society 1516 West 3rd Street Little Rock, AR, 72201 United States (map)

Monday, September 26, 7-8:30 p.m.

Reflections on Two Decades of Studying and Teaching About American Buddhism - A Talk with Dr. Jim Deitrick

In this informal talk, Dr. Deitrick discusses the changing character of Buddhism in the United States and reflects upon his own evolving understanding of the religion’s significance for the American context. He will also reflect upon his experiences teaching about Buddhism to undergraduates and the ways in which this has shaped his thinking on the subject.

Dr. Jim Deitrick is Associate Professor of Comparative Philosophy and Religion at the University of Central Arkansas. His research focuses on Western engagements with Asian religious and philosophical traditions and the ways in which these traditions are being appropriated by North American practitioners. His current research concentrates especially on the diffusion of Asian traditions throughout mainstream American culture through film and other popular media.

For more information or questions, contact Eileen Oldag at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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