Buddhist Scholar and Translator Bill Porter (Red Pine)
THE CHINESE HERMIT TRADITION
Monday Jan 22, 2018 from 7 to 9pm
HSU Religious Studies Program, Founder’s Hall, Room 111
AND Sunday Jan 21, 2018: Trillium Dance Studio in Arcata with the Arcata Zen. Group Meditation starts at 8 am. Lecture begins at 9:20 am. Everyone is welcome.
Spending time alone, usually in the mountains, has been an essential part of three major spiritual traditions in China from their very beginning and this tradition continues today. Bill Porter (Red Pine) will offer a slide presentation and talk about the Chinese Hermit tradition. This talk is based on his book Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits, which has been translated into Chinese and has become a best-seller in China.
Bill Porter (Red Pine) is a scholar and well-known translator of Chinese Buddhist poetry and Buddhist texts. He has given talks at major universities in the US, England and Germany on Chinese history, culture, poetry, and religion. His translations of Buddhist texts have been honored with a number of awards, including two NEA translation fellowships, a PEN translation award, the inaugural Asian Literature Award of the American Literary Translators Association, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Sponsored by the Arcata Zen Group, Humboldt State University Religious Studies, Northtown Books & All Under Heaven
Flyer: Bill Porter Poster
Eric Freed Peace & Justice Award
Outstanding Student Award
Photos from the day
Understanding Islam: A Community Conversation will be a held at First Presbyterian Church, 2-4 PM, at 819 15th St., Eureka, CA. All are welcome!
Rev. Molly Cate
Imam Emran Essa
Members of the local Muslim Community
The event will be facilitated by Rabbi Naomi Steinberg and is sponsored by the Eureka Interfaith Fellowship.
Here are some pictures as well as the archived videos from our event Understanding Islam, on Nov. 1st 2016. The first video is the lecture portion (HSU Professors Bill Herbrechtsmeier, Leena Dallasheh, Saeed Mortazavi). The second video is the Q&A portion.
Understanding Islam – A Community Conversation
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Kate Buchanan Room, UC 225
All are welcome!
Religious Studies Department, Humboldt State University
Leena Dallasheh, Department of History
William Herbrechtsmeier, Department of Religious Studies
Saeed Mortazavi, Department of Business
The Religious Studies Department is holding an event on the evening of Tuesday, September 6, from 6:00-9:00, in the KBR (on the HSU campus, below the clock tower).
We’ll be screening the feature documentary Oriented, a film about three gay Palestinian men living in Tel Aviv. The film will address questions of gender, sexuality, queer politics, religion, and nationality, among other things, and the discussion to follow the film should be a lively one.
This event is free and open to the public, and is being offered to correspond with, and in support of, Humboldt Pride Week.
RS Flyer: Oriented Flyer 9.6.2016 (1)
Oriented Website: http://www.orientedfilm.com.
Oriented Trailer: http://youtu.be/J0PKz3Qz9uw.
We’ve uploaded an event video on our YouTube channel (https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCRm_0uQPnj93hOtglGCm5Ig).
Here is the Sean McCann Lecture, 2015, hosted by Prof. William Herbrechtsmeier:
Here are some pictures from our Religious Studies graduation reception–on May 14th, 2016 at Larson Park in Arcata, CA. Congratulations to all our wonderful students! And a special mention to our student award winners:
Eric Freed Peace & Justice Award – Andrew Perera
Outstanding Student Award – Zoe Thurman & Cade Strickland
On April 13, the Religious Studies department welcomed Drs. Roy King and Peter Underhill (HSU alum) to campus to speak on “Climate Change & Migration, through Genetics and Religious Studies.” Both drove from Stanford, and led over 100 students and communities members through a multi-disciplinary lecture and discussion of topical interest to many of us here on the HSU campus.
Underhill has been working in research that allows us now to understand ancient populations through detailed analysis of DNA typologies, that include many people from pre-historic cultures. He gave an overview of the science behind this, and Roy King followed with a discussion of how this research allows us to understand more about the emergence of ancient Israelite culture and the Hebrew Bible.
The event was a success, and we hope to have one or both of these scholars back for another event in the coming academic year.