NTI Humanistic Buddhism Projects

Distinguished Lecture Series

On 24th July 2019, Emeritus Professor Lewis Lancaster, one of the most renowned Buddhist Studies scholars in the world, joined Reverend Bill Crews AM, one of the most influential Christian ministers in Australia, at the University of Sydney for an evening of insights and storytelling, as they shared how their experiences and work have led to their own personal transformations in “Power of the Here and Now: ‘An interdisciplinary dialogue on walking the talk”. The talk was attended by an audience of close to 320 people, including professors from the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Macquarie University. 

The talk was held in conjunction with the commencement of the first Humanistic Buddhism Graduate Diploma course at Nan Tien Institute in July 2019. Dr Gawaine Powell Davies, Chair of the Buddhist Council of NSW gave the opening speech followed by Emeritus Professor Bill Lovegrove, President of the Nan Tien Institute. The event was co-sponsored by Buddhist Council of New South Wales, Australasia Association of Buddhist Studies, Reverend Bill Crews Charitable Foundation, BLIA Sydney Chapter and Hsing Yun Education Foundation.