NEW DATE: Now Online Only Indigo Talk with Dr. Cynthia B. Dillard

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***Our upcoming Indigo Talk event with Dr. Cynthia B. Dillard has been rescheduled to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, at 7pm ET and will now be a fully virtual event. We heard from many friends in our community that they were looking forward to Dr. Dillard’s talk so we hope you will be able to join us on the rescheduled date via Zoom. Please register for the Zoom link!

Join us for our upcoming Indigo Talk (now online-only) featuring a lecture by renowned scholar and award-winning author Dr. Cynthia B. Dillard (Nana Mansa II of Mpeasem, Ghana, W. Africa). Dr. Dillard is the William Allen Endowed Chair and Dean of the College of Education at Seattle University. Her talk, “Towards Hope and Joy in Life and Death: New Visions,” engages Daisaku Ikeda’s 1993 Harvard lecture, “Mahayana Buddhism and Twenty-first Century Civilization,” and explores what is possible when hope and joy are at the center of both life and death. Dr. Dillard writes, “Drawing on Ikeda’s lecture at Harvard University and through a series of stories from experiences across the globe, I will explore what I believe Ikeda calls us to consider: First, an acknowledgment of life and death as an inseparable whole of our cycle of formation as spiritual beings and second, his call for our existence as humans to be guided by deep appreciation for both joy and hope as central visions of a more essential and spiritual whole.” 

Join us and Dr. Dillard on Friday, November 17, at 7 pm ET, via Zoom. 


What are the Indigo Talks? The Ikeda Center’s Indigo Talks is a lecture series featuring renowned intellectuals in dialogue with enduring works by Center founder Daisaku Ikeda.