Throughout its history, the CSWR has sponsored rich and varied programs, symposia, and conferences for its residents, Harvard students and faculty, and world religions scholars beyond Harvard. Below you'll find video and audio presentations of recent talks, conferences, and programs that the Center has offered, and photograph collections including retrospectives of recent academic years, chronicles of important events, and other pictures of life at the CSWR.

The Philosophical Foundations of Meditation Practice
10.03.2012 Audio

Listen to a conversation with Bhikkhu Bodhi, American Theravada Buddhist monk and former president of the Buddhist Publication Society.

Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: 'No Longer I'
10.01.2012 Video

View a discussion on the most recent book by HDS faculty member Charles Stang.

Rethinking 'Mysticism': Toward a Pedagogy of Contemplative Life
09.26.2012 Video

Thomas Coburn delivered this presentation on September 26 as part of the CSWR series "The Intellectual Worlds of Meditation."

Body and Soul in the Study of Religions
09.13.2012 Video

Participants in a panel discussion at HDS examined the terms 'Body' and 'Soul,' which have a long-held place in religious traditions.

Muslims, Christians, and Interfaith Dialogue
04.16.2012 Video

Upon her retirement from HDS, this special event was convened to recognize Jane I. Smith for her years of service to the School.

Society for Comparative Theology Lecture
04.11.2012 Audio

Mark Heim of Andover Newton Theological School offers reflections on the kind of self that is implied by Christian theological terms and the ways this matches with Buddhist categories.

Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World
04.10.2012 Audio

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin speaks about her latest book, which draws on a lifetime of work with the indigenous peoples of Peru and India.

Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest - Faculty Book Event
04.09.2012 Video

View a faculty book discussion of Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest by HDS professor Davíd Carrasco.

The Church in the Long Eighteenth Century: The I.B. Tauris History of the Christian Church
03.29.2012 Video

View a presentation on HDS Professor David Hempton's latest book, The Church in the Long Eighteenth Century: The I.B. Tauris History of the Christian Church.

Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition
03.20.2012 Video

HDS Professor Dan McKanan delivered a presentation on his latest book, Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition, on March 5.