Emory Buddhist Club - Hope to see you at meditation on Thursday!

Hsu, Emory emory.hsu at emory.edu
Wed Feb 17 00:02:45 EST 2016

Guided Meditation and Buddhist Talk
Emory Buddhist Club on Thursday!


Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, PhD, is now an associate professor of psychology at Life University, and was one of the founders of Emory Buddhist Club in 2009. He received his doctorate from Oxford University in Modern History in 2003, an M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies from Oxford University, and a Master of Theological Studies from Boston University. In 2015 he completed a second doctorate at Emory University in Religion that examined methods for cultivating compassion through meditation in the context of contemporary research in psychology and neuroscience.

Dr. Ozawa-de Silva’s chief interest lies in bringing secular ethics—the cultivation of basic human values—into education and society. His research focuses on the psychological, social and ethical dimensions of prosocial emotions and their cultivation, with a focus on compassion and forgiveness. He is currently involved in half a dozen meditation studies in Atlanta and in Japan, and has received multiple grants to fund these studies. He has worked to bring compassion training into elementary schools in the Atlanta area, to foster children in Georgia’s foster care program, to women in domestic violence situations, and to incarcerated persons in state correctional facilities in Georgia. This work is featured in the book Compassion: Bridging Science and Practice and in the documentary film, Raising Compassion.

Join Us
Thursday, February 18th
No prior experience necessary.
Everyone is welcome.

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Emory University
Cannon Chapel Basement

Looking for volunteers!
Do you want to be on the board of Emory Buddhist Club? Or have any comments or suggestions?
We welcome your input, whether you want to have a leadership position on your resume, or you want to help without any recognition. Send us an email as we look forward to upcoming officer elections

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Cannon Chapel basement (Free Parking in Peavine lot, 27 Eagle Row)


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