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Derris to speak at Forum

Esri, the University of Redlands and the University's Town & Gown will present Dr. Karen Derris on "Living Interdependence: The Ethical Vision of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa for a Global Community" at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 as part of the Redlands Forum Speaker Series.

In May 2011 and again in 2013, University of Redlands students spent a month in India with one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most inspiring and important leaders, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, discussing the reality of interdependence through a range of issues from food justice to gender identities to sustainable compassion. Though the Karmapa was just a few years older than them, what they heard from him changed their lives.

At this event, Professor Karen Derris, who led these University of Redlands courses to India, will describe this unique experience in global education and the transformative teachings the Karmapa shared with her students about how we can experience the reality of interdependence as a value shaping our daily lives.

Dr. Karen Derris is the Virginia C. Hunsaker Distinguished Teaching Chair and professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Redlands.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Learn more about Karen Derris and her book about the Karmapa


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