Francyne Huckaby Explores Pain and Promise at Inaugural Indigo Talk

Huckaby painting

The Ikeda Center launched its new Indigo Talks series on July 22 with a lecture by Dr. Francyne Huckaby called “Two Bundles of Reeds: (In)evitable Pain, (Im)possible Promise.” Dr. Huckaby is Associate Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at Texas Christian University, as well as past president of the Society of Professors of Education. Named after the Buddhist expression “from the indigo, an even deeper blue,” Indigo Talks is a new lecture series featuring renowned intellectuals in dialogue with enduring works by Center founder Daisaku Ikeda. Just as items repeatedly dyed with indigo turn bluer than the indigo itself, the Chinese allegory of the indigo plant exemplifies the impact learning has on deepening one’s wisdom, courage, and compassion.

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