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.

Presenters: 
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.