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2009 Theme:   Ethics. Beyond ourselves.



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CALENDAR OF RELATED EVENTS

2009
April

  • Tuesday, April 28 / Noon / Monroe Dining Room, Westmont College
    Westmont faculty panel discussion of Ethics for the New Millennium
          This panel is one of Westmont's weekly discussion Tuesdays with Morals series which provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to wrestle with morally complex issues and tackle issues that require different perspectives.

  • Saturday, April 25 / 10:00am / Flying "A" Room, University Center, UCSB
    "UCSB Reads" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussion will be led by Hannah-Beth Jackson (ethics in government), Judy Guillermo-Newton (ethics in banking), John Zant (ethics in the media), and Mark French (ethics in athletics).
          Hosted by the UCSB Alumni Association.

  • Friday, April 24 / 9:30-11:30am; 2-4pm / UCSB Events Center
    Two lectures by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, author of the featured book for UCSB Reads 2009, Ethics for the New Millennium. Click here for further details and ticket information.
          A Tibetan monk, the Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader who has traveled extensively to promote ethics and policies of non-violence worldwide. He has received nearly 90 awards and honorary doctorates in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. He is a winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, and the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.
          The two lectures will be, "The Nature of Mind" (9:30-11:30 a.m.) and "Ethics for Our Time" (2:00-4:00 p.m.); tickets will go on sale Saturday, December 6, 2008. NOTE: both lectures are SOLD OUT.

  • Thursday, April 23 / 4-5:00pm / Luria Library, Santa Barbara City College
    SBCC faculty panel discussion of Ethics for the New Millennium
          Discussion led by: Marc Bobro, Philosophy Dept.; Jim Chesher, Philosophy Dept.; Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar, Political Science Dept.; and Joe White, SBCC Philosophy Dept.

  • Thursday, April 23 / 12-1:30pm / Location TBA
    Ombuds Reading Group Discussion of Ethics for the New Millennium
          The Office of the Ombuds has formed a reading group in order to have informal discussions about "Ethics for a New Millenium" by the Dalai Lama. There will be three discussions, one for each section of the book. This will be Part III: Ethics and Society.

  • Wednesday, April 22 / 5:00pm / McCune Conference Room, 6th Floor, Humanities and Social Science Building, UCSB Campus. Free admission.
    Lecture: Tibetan Medicine and Healing Arts: An Introduction
          An introduction to the history, literature, physiology, diagnosis, and treatment techniques of Tibetan medicine. The lecture will also examine the education system for traditional Tibetan doctors in India.
    Barbara Gerke, University of Oxford and Rubin Visiting Professor, UCSB.

  • April 20-25 / University Art Museum, UCSB Campus / Opening ceremony is April 20 at noon; Museum hours: noon-5pm April 20-25; Dissolving ceremony on Sat, April 25 at 3pm.
    The Universe of a Deity: A Tibetan Sand Mandala
          A mandala is a representation of the palace and universe of an enlightened being. Mandalas can be painted on cloth, made from colored sands, or constructed as three-dimensional objects. During their visit to UCSB, the monks from the Gandan Shartse Monastery will create a mandala made from colored sand particles. Visitors are invited to watch the monks work. Please check the Dalai Lama's visit programming website for the the monks work schedule.

  • Friday, April 17 / Magic Lantern Films in Isla Vista
    Film: Kundun
          A special screening of Martin Scorcese's Kundun, an epic film about the life of the Dalai Lama up to the time of his exile, will be presented by Magic Lantern Films in Isla Vista, next to the UCSB campus. Please check the Magic Lantern website for exact time and location.

  • Wednesday, April 15 / 7:30pm / Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus
    Lecture: Robert Thurman-Pico Iyer: Why the Dalai Lama Matters
          Previously named one of the 25 most influential Americans by Time magazine, Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University and celebrated author of numerous books including Why the Dalai Lama Matters. Pico Iyer is an acclaimed and perceptive observer of Asia and Buddhism and the author of several books including Abandon, The Global Soul and The Open Road. Together, these scholar-activists will reflect on the Dalai Lama's ideas and work as a religious leader, politician, scientist, and philosopher.
    UCSB Arts & Lectures

  • Wednesday, April 15 / 3pm; 5pm / SRB MultiPurpose Room, UCSB Campus
    The UCSB Women's Center presents: Caitríona Reed: Five Changes for a New Millennium [pdf]
          During these times of great global change, many of us wonder how to make a positive contribution to the world while taking care of ourselves and our many responsibilities. Do we focus our energies on academics or activism? Personal spiritual growth or professional advancement? Money or art? Caitríona Reed, meditation teacher and organizational consultant, will challenge these dichotomies and offer concrete tools for integrating the many aspects of your life purpose. Caitríona’s meditation will provide skills for expanded awareness and focus drawn from traditional Buddhist meditation and neuroscience. Her workshop will explore the five changes that can lead to individual and community transformation: 1) Personal development; 2) Non-dogmatic spiritual practices; 3) Social and environmental justice; 4) Real-world financial skills; and 5) Creativity.
    Meditation: 3pm
    Workshop: 5pm
    Co-sponsored by UCSB Reads, RCSGD, and The XIV Dalai Lama Endowment

  • Tuesday, April 14 / 7:30pm / Unity Santa Barbara, 227 E. Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara. $5.00 donation at the door.
    Lecture: A Crack in the World: The True Story of a Tibetan Lama's Journey to a Land of Immortality
          A Power Point presentation of the Trulshik Lingpa's journey to "open the way" to a hidden land fabled in Tibetan tradition.
    Thomas Shor, writer and photographer.

  • Wednesday, April 8 / 7:30pm / Unity Santa Barbara, 227 E. Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara. $5.00 donation at the door.
    Lecture: An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
          An introduction to the history and some of the essential doctrines of the religion.
    Dr. Gregory Hillis, Religious Studies, UCSB.

  • Wednesday, April 1 / 7:30pm / Unity Santa Barbara, 227 E. Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara. $5.00 donation at the door.
    Lecture: Who are The Dalai Lamas?
          A Power Point introduction to the history and evolution of one of Tibet's most important religious institutions.
    Prof. José Ignacio Cabezón, Religious Studies, UCSB.

March

  • Beginning Monday, March 30 on weekdays until completed / 12-12:30pm / KCSB radio at 91.9FM
    On-air reading of UCSB Reads featured book
          The UCSB campus radio station, KCSB at 91.9FM, will be presenting an on-air reading of the selected book for UCSB Reads: the Dalai Lama's, Ethics for the New Millennium. The readings will begin March 30 and end just before the Dali Lama's appearance in Santa Barbara on April 24. Various people will be reading the book--join them each weekday at noon. Also available through online webcast at www.kcsb.org.

  • Thursday, March 19 / 5:30pm / Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, SBCC, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, March 12 / 5:30pm / Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, SBCC, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, March 12 / 12-1:30pm / Location TBA
    Ombuds Reading Group Discussion of Ethics for the New Millennium
          The Office of the Ombuds has formed a reading group in order to have informal discussions about "Ethics for a New Millenium" by the Dalai Lama. There will be three discussions, one for each section of the book. This will be Part II: Ethics and the Individual.

  • Monday, March 9 / 7pm / Goleta Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, SBCC, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, March 5 / 7pm / Solvang Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, SBCC, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, March 5 / 8am-5pm / UCSB Davidson Library - Mary Cheadle Room, Room 3591
    Student Display on Ethics
          Drop by the UCSB Davidson Library to view works of writing and visual art on ethics by students.

  • Wednesday, March 4 / Noon / Serials Reading Room, 1st floor, UCSB Davidson Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, SBCC, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Tuesday, March 3 / 7pm / Carpinteria Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, SBCC, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Monday, March 2 / 4pm / Serials Reading Room, 1st floor, UCSB Davidson Library
    Personal Responsibility and Sustainability
          Barbara Hirsch (author of the weekly Ecofacts) will lead a discussion on personal responsibility now and in life in 2050.
          Hosted by SANE.

February

  • Wednesday, February 25 / 7pm / Montecito Public Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, SBCC, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, February 25 / Noon / Serials Reading Room, 1st floor, UCSB Davidson Library
    "UCSB & Partners Read" Book & Issues Community Conversations
          Join a free community lecture and conversation about issues of ethics in the broader community, and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium. Panel discussions will be led by faculty and others with expertise in various disciplines.
          Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, SBCC, and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Sunday, February 22 / 2pm / Free / Santa Barbara Central Public Library
    Film: 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
          Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? Rick Ray, filmmaker and intellectual, approaches these issues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama by asking these and other fundamental questions in this philosophical documentary film.
          Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, February 18 / 6pm / Free / Santa Barbara Central Public Library
    Film: Ethics and the World Crisis: A Dialogue With the Dalai Lama


          In this film, the Dalai Lama and a group of religious, political, and environmental activists discuss ethical issues and how they relate to the global community. Other panelists include U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Rev. Al Sharpton, Susan Sarandon, Russell Simmons, Amy Goodman, Ben Cohen, and more; the discussion is moderated by Robert Thurman.
          Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, February 12 / 12-1:30pm / Location TBA
    Ombuds Reading Group Discussion of Ethics for the New Millennium
          The Office of the Ombuds has formed a reading group in order to have informal discussions about "Ethics for a New Millenium" by the Dalai Lama. There will be three discussions, one for each section of the book. This will be Part I: The Foundation of Ethics.

  • Sunday, February 8 / 2pm / Free / Santa Barbara Central Public Library
    Film: Ethics for the New Millennium - A Talk by the Dalai Lama
          In this film at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Dalai Lama speaks of the necessity for an ethical basis in our lives and suggests moral principles that can guide us in our daily lives.
          Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

January

  • Wednesday, January 28 / 5:00pm / Life Science Building 1001 (LSB 1001), UCSB Campus
    Film: Creating Buddhas: The Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas
          Santa Barbara premier of an important documentary film. Creating Buddhas is Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost's film about Leslie Rinchen Wangmo, an American woman who spent nine years in India studying the art of making fabric thangkas. The artist is expected to be present for this event.

  • Wednesday, January 21 - / 8am-5pm / UCSB Davidson Library, Main entrance lobby
    Free copies of Ethics for the New Millennium to UCSB students
          2,500 free copies of the featured book for "UCSB Reads," Ethics for the New Millennium, will be distributed to UCSB students beginning on Wednesday, January 21, 8AM in the main lobby of the Davidson Library, while supplies last. NOTE: All books have been distributed.
          UCSB Reads is presented by the UCSB Libraries. Sponsors include the Santa Barbara Public Library System, and the following University of California, Santa Barbara sponsors: Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Arts & Lectures, College of Engineering, College of Creative Studies, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Office of Research, Division of Social Sciences, Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences, Dalai Lama Endowment, Department of Religious Studies, Graduate Division, Alumni Association, Institutional Advancement, Division of Student Affairs, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life

  • Thursday, January 15 / 1-2pm / UCSB Davidson Library, 8th Floor
    UCSB Reads 2009 kickoff reception
          Kickoff of the 2009 campus-wide reading program; the featured book is Ethics for the New Millennium by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
          Presented by the UCSB Libraries.

  • Tuesday, January 6 / 4-6pm / Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall, 2nd floor
    Faith, reason & morality
          Rebecca Goldstein, Philosopher and Novelist. In her fiction, Rebecca's characters confront problems of faith in an ability to comprehend the mysteries of the physical world as complementary to moral and emotional states of being.
          The SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind

2008
December

  • Monday, December 15 / 10:30am-Noon / Bren Hall 4016 Room 1314
    Seminar: The light side: How to pursue happiness using ancient wisdom and modern psychology
          Jonathan Haidt, Visiting Distinguished Fellow; Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia.
          The SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind

  • Monday, December 8 / 10:30am-Noon / Bren Hall 4016 Room 1314
    Seminar: The dark side: Why moral psychology is the greatest source of evil
          Jonathan Haidt, Visiting Distinguished Fellow; Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia.
          The SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind

  • Monday, December 1 / 10:30am-Noon / Bren Hall 4016 Room 1314
    Seminar: Hive psychology, group selection, and leadership
          Jonathan Haidt, Visiting Distinguished Fellow; Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia.
          The SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind

November

  • Monday, November 24 / 10:30am-Noon / Bren Hall 4016 Room 1314
    Seminar: The positive moral emotions: Elevation, awe, admiration, and gratitude
          Jonathan Haidt, Visiting Distinguished Fellow; Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia.
          The SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind

  • Monday, November 17 / 10:30am-Noon / Bren Hall 4016 Room 1314
    Seminar: The righteous mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion
          Jonathan Haidt, Visiting Distinguished Fellow; Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia.
          The SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind

  • Monday, November 10 / 10:30am-Noon / Bren Hall 4016 Room 1314
    Seminar: What is morality and how does it work?
          Jonathan Haidt, Visiting Distinguished Fellow; Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia.
          The SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind



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