This past Sunday, Bowdoin College played host to the annual
Jung Seminar. In cooperation with the Brunswick Jung Center- a privately
endowed adult education center- the College launched the first of its
four weekend video and panel discussion series. This years topic revolves
around the work of author and professor Huston Smith, a world renowned
religion expert who has written such books as: The World's Religions,
Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief,
& The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions.
Bowdoin's point man on the project is Professor of Religion
Emeritus William Geoghegan. Founder of Bowdoin's own Jung society Prof.
Geoghegan has helped put on this annual cooperative effort for the past
ten years. The Sunday afternoon events will follow the same pattern each
week: a video screening and then a panel discussion by members of the
Brunswick Jung Society.
There was some confusion before the first week's event as
it had been advertised that Prof. Smith would be attending the meetings.
In truth, however, the famed professor would be here only on video. The
series shown before the panel discussions are videos of a PBS interview
conducted by Bill Moyer. The first seminar meeting focused on the religions
of Hinduism and Buddhism. The following seminars are listed below:
February 10: Taoism and Buddhism in China and Japan
All the lectures begin at 2 PM and are held in the Visual Arts Center. No tickets are required. For those who are die-hard Huston Smith fans and are disappointed that he could not attend the Jung Seminars, do not lose hope! Prof. Smith will be appearing at Bates College on March 18.