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Winter term contemplative series begins Jan. 14

Winter term contemplative series begins Jan. 14

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North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of events during winter term focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience. Short presentations by practitioners from diverse traditions will be followed by contemplative exercises; participation in the exercises is entirely optional.  

The following events will take place in Smith Hall at Old Main:
 



Mindfulness Mediation series begins Jan. 11

Mindfulness Mediation series begins Jan. 11

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During winter term, the department of religious studies and Dyson Wellness Center will continue hosting a series of nonreligious Mindfulness Meditation sessions at 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 11, Feb. 1 and 22, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center. Students, faculty and staff are invited; no reservations are needed. Tatiana Sifri (photo), director of counseling at the Wellness Center, will lead each session. For more information contact Sifri at 630-637-5161 or tsifri@noctrl.edu.



Polinska, Lehe and student give talks at Asian studies conference

Polinska, Lehe and student give talks at Asian studies conference

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Wioleta Polinska, associate professor of religious studies and chair of philosophy and religious studies; Robert Lehe, professor of philosophy; and Matthew Rogers ’10, who majored in Japanese and philosophy, presented papers at the Asian Studies Development Program 16th Annual National Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2. Polinska’s paper was titled “Till Death Do Us Part?: Buddhist-Christian Discourse on Marriage”; Lehe’s paper was titled “The Problem of Evil in Christianity and Buddhism”; and Rogers’ paper was titled “Buddhist Interdependence as an Exp


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