Teaching meditation from Bodhgaya to Daylesford: a story of a journey from Buddhist heartland through Asia to the West.
A fascinating presentation from Professor Zane Diamond.
There are enduring elements of Buddha Dharma pedagogy and philosophy that have been transferrable across time and space and there are other elements that have undertaken a process of ‘adaptive balancing’ to find fertile soil in new geo-locations. In this talk, Professor Zane Diamond from the Faculty of Education at Monash University will explore how Buddha Dharma teachings have spread from India over the last 2500 years via the major traditions of Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana, first to near neighbours of the region, and more recently to the world. A student of Ven. Ayya Khema Bhikkhuni (now deceased). Zane is a recognized Dharma teacher in the Theravada tradition. She is also a qualified teacher, and a Professor in Wisdom Studies in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, researching the relationship between Buddha-Dharma and education.