Discussion Title: From Suffering to Joy–A Vedantic Journey
Dr. Long will offer insights about his personal journey into Hinduism as a non-Indian Hindu, inspired by the teachings of Ramakrishna, the Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda. He will share these luminaries’ teachings on resilience, equanimity and gratitude.
A gifted researcher and engaging teacher, Dr. Long teaches courses on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism (Dharma Traditions) at Elizabethtown College, as well as a first-year seminar on Star Wars and Asian philosophy, Sanskrit, and Comparative Theology and Interfaith Engagement. He is the author of three books and two edited volumes, as well as a wide array of articles on Hinduism, Indian philosophy, and religious pluralism. His most recent published work is an edited volume called Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, and Scientific. In addition to his academic and spiritual interests, he is an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy and classic rock music of the sixties and seventies. He also likes cats.
Join us for a lively discussion and vegetarian Indian dinner
This event is free and open to the Yale community