Buddhist Studies Lecture Series - "Religious Imagination in the World of Lotus Sutra"

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am
UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room 1508 E. Helen Street Tucson, AZ 85721

Presented by Jiang Wu, PhD

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most influential scripture in the Buddhist world. However, interpretations about its meaning vary considerably. Some regard it as profound religious teaching, or sophisticated philosophy and some dismiss it as superstitious. In this talk, Dr. Wu attempts to approach the Lotus Sutra from the perspective of religious imagination, a neglected but potentially powerful category in religious studies, to gain new insights into this scripture.

This is the third and final installment of the Buddhist Studies Lecture Series co-sponsored by the College of Humanities' East Asian Studies Department and the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. This event is free and open to the public.