Stories about "Buddhism"
Alison Melnick joined the religious studies faculty as assistant professor in August 2015. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates welcomes new faculty: Alison Melnick, religious studies

Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:53 pm

Religious studies gives "students a sense of cultural sensitivity and cultural literacy" important both at Bates College and thereafter, says Alison Melnick.

John Strong, Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies at Bates and 2015 recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
With Guggenheim, Strong to study Western views of Buddhist relics

Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:05 pm

Bates College professor John Strong has received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support research into ways in which Westerners have responded to Buddhist relics.

On Being Raised Buddhist

Friday, December 5, 2008 3:08 pm

Oh Buddhism, you complicate my life in so many ways but you also make it easy to write off bad things that happen. Chalk it up to karma. That spider was obviously some evil-doer in its past life, hence why it got killed by my Raid handling mother. Same with the black fly. However, it gets more complicated when you start to think about human beings. Could the starving people of this world really all have racked up bad karma in their past lives? I don’t buy it. That’s a question I constantly ponder. I hope I’ll come find some sort of satisfactory answer to that question someday. Maybe lying on the side of the road looking like road kill like my fake fur stole. Sigh.

Journalist presents relationship of environment to Chinese society

Monday, March 19, 2007 2:44 pm

Journalist Bill Porter, aka "Red Pine," will make two presentations about the relationship of the environment to Chinese history and culture at Bates College on Thursday, March 22.

Scholar discusses dual traditions in spiritual series at Bates

Thursday, October 23, 2003 2:58 pm

John P. Keenan, an Episcopal priest and scholar of Buddhism, discusses his own intellectual and spiritual experiences of living within these two religious traditions at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, Bates College. The public is invited free of charge to attend this presentation, part of the series "Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2003-04," sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.