Event – Buddhist Scholar and Translator Bill Porter (Red Pine)

Buddhist Scholar and Translator Bill Porter (Red Pine)


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