Class Hosts Cultivating Inner Peace Author

August 5, 2004

Award-winning psychiatrist Paul Fleischman will grace the campus next week with an exclusive lecture and presentation, hosted by students. Fleischman connects the lives of outstanding figures such as the Buddha, Walt Whitman, and Gandhi with the ideal of inner peace and how real people cultivate peace in their everyday lives. He presents peacefulness as dynamic, selective, and egoless, shown through the constructive act of choosing different ways of life, such as having a smaller family or a more modest career.

The summer course "Practices Put to Work: Transforming People and Institutions" is sponsoring Dr. Fleischman's visit. Lead by faculty member Cheryl Simrell King, the class is centered around this question: How might we work, organize and ead/manage if we put the practices of ancient wisdom traditions to work? This course is an elective in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program at Evergreen.

Paul R. Fleischman, M.D., is the author of The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifism, The Healing Spirit, Karma and Chaos, and Spiritual Aspects of Psychiatric Practice. He has contributed to Landscape, Nature, and The Yale Review. In 1993 he was awarded the Oskar Pfister Award by the American Psychiatric Association for his writing.

Where: Seminar II, E1105. Park in lot "C" (parking fee = $1.25) or take the bus. The "E" wing is closest to the traffic circle. 1105 is the Lecture Hall on the ground floor (down the stairs).

Wednesday, August 11, 6-8 p.m.