CANCELED: BSC 50th Anniversary Presentation: Prof. Charles Hallisey

Event details

  • Saturday | August 13, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • BSC (limited attendance) and online 1436 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822
  • 808-973-6555
Please Note

This event has been canceled due to COVID-related issues.
Thank you for understanding.


Saturday, August 13, 10:00 am to 12 noon
at BSC and on YouTube

Guest Lecturer:
Prof. Charles Hallisey
Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, Harvard Divinity School

“Learning from Shinran about Ourselves as Moral Persons”

If you are planning to attend in-person, please register by emailing or calling 808-973-6555 in-person is limited to 30 people, masks are required.

About Prof. Hallisey

Charles HalliseyExcerpts and quotes from an Ohio University article.

  • An expert on Buddhist Literatures at the Harvard Divinity School, Hallisey said his time studying in both the United States and Sri Lanka led him to study Buddhism through the lens of its literature and the translation of text.
  • “I can see that people were studying Buddhism, not just as a religion, but as something of a culture and even something of a civilization.”
  • “The point of a translation isn’t to understand primarily another world you won’t have access to otherwise. Instead, it is to give you resources for understanding yourself.”
  • “As I learned more… I saw things I was learning about the Buddhist world (and) Buddhist ways of seeing the world. It helped me to make sense of the things that had happened to me.”

Prof. Hallisey’s presentation will be immediately available on YouTube for viewing at any time on BSC’s YouTube channel (search for “BSC Hawaii” on YouTube).

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