Conversations in the Humanities: Exploring Eastern Faith Traditions
Wednesday, January 22, 7:30PM
First Community Church North Campus, 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43221
A conversation with Central Ohio representatives of four Eastern religions: Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Tibetan Buddhist. We’ll learn more about these faith traditions in a conversation moderated by OSU Humanities Institute Associate Fred Andrle. Our dialogue will include questions posed by audience members.
Dr. Tarunjit S. Butalia has served on the Governing Board of the World Sikh Council – America Region as its past Secretary General as well as Chairperson of its Interfaith Committee. He has been a member of The Ohio State University Interfaith Association and has served as faculty adviser to The Ohio State University Campus Interfaith Council.
Bangalore Shankar is a member of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) where he serves as representative from the Bharatiya Hindu Temple. Shankar has also worked for the Vindhya Cultural Association and the Federation of Indian Associations.
Lama Kathy Wesley serves at theColumbus Karma Thegsum ChölingMeditation Center as a pastor and practice coordinator, and travels to other Buddhist centers throughout the country to teach. She has been a student ofTibetan Buddhismsince 1977.
Dr. Tansukh (TJ) Salgia is the founding member and past president of the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) and is involved in many other Jain and Asian organizations. He also serves as a trustee of the Jain Center of Central Ohio.
Sponsored by the Ohio State University Humanities Institute and the Center for Spiritual Search at First Community Church.