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Awareness of mortality is a central aspect of Buddhist practice. Most of us are unable to reconcile our self-preservation instinct with the knowledge that death is inevitable and to some extent unpredictable. The result: terror, with sometimes surprising outcomes.
Dr. Sheldon Solomon, a professor of psychology at Skidmore College who specializes in Terror Management Theory, will meet with Center Affiliate Faculty Member John Dunne, an expert in Tibetan Buddhism, to see how Buddhist contemplations of mortality and impermanence might alter the effects of our otherwise unconscious terror of death.