POSTPONED "Studying Ascetic Traditions through Problematizations of Daily Life"
How can we understand a tradition of intensive interiority like Tibetan Buddhism’s practice of long-term meditative retreat—by which men and women withdraw to caves or cloisters for years of meditative practice—from the outside?
David DiValerio, Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will seek to demonstrate how, by comparing the ways Tibetan retreat manuals composed between the thirteenth and twentieth centuries problematize quotidian concerns such as food and social interaction, we can tell a history of an ascetic practice by tracing a genealogy of the subjectivity it produces.
David DiValerio is the author of The Holy Madmen of Tibet and translator of The Life of the Madman of Ü.
We hope to reschedule David DiValerio's visit to Colgate during the 2020-21 academic year.
Thursday, March 26 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm