portion of bookcover from From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha
- Date & Time
- October 9, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
- Location Information
- The Author's Forum
- Event Type
- Panel Discussion
U-M Professor Donald Lopez reads a short excerpt from his new book, From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha, followed by conversation with Bill Zirinsky, owner of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, and ending with audience Q & A. Book sales provided by Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room.
About the book: We have come to admire Buddhism for being profound but accessible, as much a lifestyle as a religion. The credit for creating Buddhism goes to the Buddha, a figure widely respected across the Western world for his philosophical insight, his teachings of nonviolence, and his practice of meditation. But who was this Buddha, and how did he become the Buddha we know and love today?
The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, & Ann Arbor Book Festival.