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Discussion on Empathy with Anne Klein
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 1:00pm to Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:30pm

Join us Friday October 4, from 1 - 2:30pm, for a free discussion with Professor Anne Klein on Mindfulness in Everyday Life. Anne will focus on the importance of empathy, identified by Ashoka as one of the key traits of successful social entrepreneurs, and the role of reflective practice in developing this capability. Sponsored by Impact Entrepreneurs, this discussion is an opportunity for social innovators, and all others interested in addressing today's most pressing social problems, to expand their capacity for empathy.

We will meet at the PSU School of Business (SW 6th and Harrison, Portland Oregon) in room 290.

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Anne Carolyn Klein (Rigzin Drolma) is Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University in Houston Texas, and the author of four books and numerous articles. She is also founding director and resident teacher at Dawn Mountain, a center for meditation, contemplative study and practice. Anne has practiced, studied and translated extensively in three of the five Tibetan traditions. After graduating from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) cum laude with Highest Honors in English, she earned her M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin and her PhD. In Religious/Tibetan Studies from the University of Virginia. Following this she was awarded a Teaching and Research post-doc at Harvard Divinity School as a Research Associate in Women's Studies and the History of Religion. Her books include Meeting the Great Bliss Queen, Path to the Middle and Knowledge and Liberation. In her dharma teaching she emphasizes the need for embodiment in meditation practice and for an awareness that encompasses cultural as well as personal insights.