Lecture by Willa Blythe Baker - “Environment, Ethics and Embodiment: Buddhist Approaches to Climate Change”

Thursday, May 05, 2022 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Welcome Center Lecture Hall (E38), E38 292 Main St, Cambridge

The T.T. and W.F. Chao Distinguished Buddhist Lecture Series engages the rich history of Buddhist thought and ethical action to advance critical dialogues on ethics, humanity, and MIT’s mission “to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.”



By Willa Blythe Baker
Thursday, May 5, 2022
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Welcome Center Lecture Hall (E38)
292 Main St, Cambridge
(free and open to the public)

A book signing with Willa Blythe Baker will follow the lecture. A limited number of copies of The Wakeful Body: Somatic Mindfulness As a Path to Freedom will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.


About the speaker

Lama Willa Blythe Baker is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston (MA) and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield (NH). She received her PhD in Religion from Harvard University in 2013, and was a Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Ministry at Harvard Divinity School from 2013-2017. In the 1990s she completed two three-year retreats, after which she was authorized as a dharma teacher and lineage holder (lama) in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Her books include Essence of Ambrosia (2005), Everyday Dharma (2009), The Arts of Contemplative Care (2012) and The Wakeful Body(2021). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of International Buddhist Studies, Lion’s RoarBuddhadharmaTricycle Magazine, and other publications. She serves on the Advisory Board for One Earth Sangha, and has worked as Contemplative Faculty for the Mind and Life Institute.

Information: chaobuddhism.mit.edu
Contact: languages-events@mit.edu

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