Student Lecture Explores Buddhist Teachings and Consumerism
Oct 22, 2009
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STUDENT LECTURE EXPLORES BUDDHIST
TEACHINGS AND CONSUMERISM
Concordia College senior Mads Schmidt Christensen will present a lecture as part of the 2009-10 Student Lecture Series at Concordia at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Morrie Jones Conference Suite A-B, Knutson Campus Center. The lecture, “Buddhist Economics: An Alternative Perspective on Capitalism and Consumption,” is free and open to the public.
Schmidt Christensen develops the idea that Buddhist teachings offer profound insights into the psychology of desire and the motivating forces of modern economic activity as related to our consumer culture and the fact that our lives are organized around acquiring and desiring things mistakenly thought to make us happy.
Schmidt Christensen’s faculty sponsors are Dr. Greg Cant, School of Business, and Dr. Tamara Lanaghan, religion.