T.T. and W.F. Chao Distinguished Buddhist Lecture Series

The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi

Lecture and Meditation Session, April 19-20, 2018

At the human level happiness depends on meaningful, fulfilling, uplifting human relationships, on friendships, on collaboration and cooperation with others, in pursuing the good of all. Our own good comes from the common good, promoting the common good enhances our own good.
— Bhikkhu Bodhi, April 19, 2018

Video clips from the lecture, April 19


Read about the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi's visit in the MIT News article by Lisa Hickler.

Read about the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi's visit in the MIT News article by Lisa Hickler.

Wikimedia Commons / Ken and Visakha Kawasaki

Wikimedia Commons / Ken and Visakha Kawasaki

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi: "Forging a New Moral Vision in an Age of Crisis"

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:00pm
followed by reception

Building E14: Media Lab, MPR-674
75 AMHERST ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

Registration: www.bhikkhubodhi.eventbrite.com
Information: chaobuddhism.mit.edu

About the speaker:

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1944, he obtained a BA in philosophy from Brooklyn College (1966) and a PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School (1972).

Drawn to Buddhism in his early 20s, after completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in 1972 and full ordination in 1973, both under the late Ven. Ananda Maitreya, the leading Sri Lankan scholar-monk of recent times.

He was appointed editor of the Buddhist Publication Society (in Sri Lanka) in 1984 and its president in 1988. Ven. Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, either as author, translator, or editor, including the Buddha — A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (co-translated with Ven. Bhikkhu Nanamoli (1995), The Connected Discourses of the Buddha — a New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya (2000), and In the Buddha’s Words (2005).


April 20, 2018
9:30-10:30 am
Porter Room, Burton Conner Dorm
410 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139