“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.”
― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Many thanks to Peter Cheyne for sending me the following information on an upcoming conference on contemplation at Kyoto Notre Dame University.
While the title is ‘Coleridge and Contemplation’, not all talks are specifically about Coleridge, although all will discuss aspects of meditation and contemplation.
Each of the three days is loosely themed as follows:
Friday 27th: Literary/ Philosophical
Saturday: Philosophy, and some Religious perspectives
Sunday: Walking, Mystery, Nature, Environment, and some Buddhism
There will be free tea, coffee, juice, drinking water and light snacks during the breaks.
Summaries of each talk can be found on the webpage for each speaker: http://kyotocontemplation.org/plenary-speakers/
Guest Chairs from around Japan will help with some of the sessions, including Kyoto’s own John Dougill (Ryukoku), David Chandler (Doshisha), Rob Kritzer (Kyoto Notre Dame), and Elizabeth Kenney (Kansai Gaidai): http://kyotocontemplation.org/guest-chairs/
Though this is an academic conference, it is open to the public and free of charge.