University of Wisconsin–Madison

Spring 2018: Mindfulness and Socially Engaged Religion in Southeast Asia

On Saturday, March 17th, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), a federally funded National Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be offering a day of informative talks and a panel discussion on socially engaged religion in Southeast Asia.

The workshop will feature: presentations on socially engaged Buddhism in Thailand and Vietnam and socially engaged Catholicism in the Philippines; a panel discussion on takeaways for teaching; and a meditation session led by Santikaro Upasaka, founder of the Liberation Park in Norwalk, WI, and student of the renowned ascetic-philosopher Buddhadasa Bhikkhu.

Santikaro Upasaka, Founder of the Liberation Park in Norwalk, Wisconsin  
Kathleen Nadeau, Professor of Anthropology, California State University
Jordan Baskerville, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison
Anthony Irwin, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison
Anne Hansen, Professor of Religious Studies and Southeast Asian History, UW-Madison

Date and location: 
9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday, March 17, 2018 
206 Ingraham Hall, UW-Madison
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI

Cost: $25
Registration: To be opened soon.

**The first 25 people to sign up for the workshop will receive free copies of The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, by Thich Nhat Hanh, and Step by Step, by Maha Ghosananda.