Jan Willis, PhD: The Four Noble Truths

Jan Willis, PhD: The Four Noble Truths

This lecture by Jan Willis is suitable for those who want to learn about Buddha’s approach to difficulties and suffering we experience in life and how to achieve freedom from such conditioning. The first teaching that Buddha Shakyamuni gave after attaining...
Jan Willis, PhD: Remembering Lama Yeshe

Jan Willis, PhD: Remembering Lama Yeshe

”Women and Buddhism”, Public Talk by Professor Jan Willis Buddha Shakyamuni was democrat and radical for more than 2500 years ago: everyone was welcome to his community; besides monks and laymen, he allowed people of all casts, and nuns and laywomen to join. Still...
Buddhism and Activism with Professor Jan Willis

Buddhism and Activism with Professor Jan Willis

The Buddha was an activist. He didn’t just sit under the tree and meditate, but he chose to change the structure of the society he lived in. He was not a comfortable person for people who loved power and oppressed others. The Buddha refused the conventions that...
Jan Willis, PhD: Buddhism and Activism, public talk

Jan Willis, PhD: Buddhism and Activism, public talk

”Buddhism and Activism”, Public Talk by Professor Jan Willis How do we – Buddhists or non-Buddhists – engage with practice, with others and ourselves, in order to create a more compassionate, just and fair world? How can we recognize and transform our...