Guest Speaker: Judith Simmer-Brown
Judith Simmer-Brown is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has been in the faculty since 1978. She has practiced Tibetan Buddhism for almost 50 years. She serves on the steering committee of the American Academy of Religion’s Contemplative Studies Group. Dr. Simmer-Brown lectures and publishes on Tibetan Buddhism, American Buddhism, women and Buddhism, interreligious dialogue, and contemplative studies. Her books are "Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism" (Shambhala) and, with Fran Grace, an edited collection of articles called "Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies" (Religious Studies Series, State University of New York Press).