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Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series: David DiValerio, Assoc Professor, History & Religious Studies, UW-Milwaukee

“Food will roll uphill”: Meditative Retreat and the Problem of Sustenance

Event Details

Thursday, February 13, 2020
12-1 p.m.
This talk presents material from an in-progress monograph on the history of long-term meditative retreat in Tibetan Buddhism, titled Mountain Dharma: The Culture of Meditation in Tibet. The research for this project grows out of the close reading of retreat manuals from the 12th-20th centuries. This particular talk focuses on the range of approaches that have been articulated concerning the problem of how to sustain oneself bodily during retreat.