Wisdom in Buddhism is more than just a word for Enlightenment. We need a wider comparative study of wisdom Literature. Supererogation — going beyond the call of duty — can be used as a sociological as well as moral concept.
Professor Collins’ lecture can be seen embedded below and can be viewed here. Read more »
How and Why did Buddhist and other forms of asceticism arise in the Second Urbanization of India (6th to 4th centuries BCE)? One needs to understand Buddhism’s dichotomy between Conventional and Ultimate Truth to be able to make comparative analyses.
To understand forms of askesis, Practices of Self, we need to look from both internal and external pespectives. That is, there are forms of dress (uniforms) as well as of ‘introspection.’ The lectures will conclude with a brief history of the rise of Insight meditation (vipassana) and Mindfulness (sati), in Buddhism and in contemporary psychotherapy. Read more »
The Center for Asian Research congratulates Professor Anne Feldhaus for her election as Vice President of the Association for Asian Studies in its Fall 2016 election. She will serve as vice president for 2017-18 and assume the presidency in 2018-19. Dr. Feldhaus is distinguished Foundation Professor of Religious Studies here at ASU, and has been with us since 1981.