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Buddhist Approaches to Fear and Anxiety
A Public Talk with Dr. David Kittay

Buddhism is a path for real people, and real people can be fearful and anxious. How does Buddhism consider fear and anxiety, and does Dr. Buddha have any treatments for them? We’ll take a look at fear, anxiety, their causes, and treatments from a Buddhist perspective, including approaches from Fundamental, Universal, and Esoteric Buddhism. Professor Kittay admits he is really nervous about this talk!

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend.

An email with login information for Zoom will be sent to the email address that you used to register on the day of the event. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

If you have questions about Zoom or on how to access the class online, please contact us at [email protected].


Suggested Offering

Suggested: $20

Other offering options: free to $30

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member discounts or benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. If you need assistance transferring your membership in PayPal, please contact [email protected].

About the Speaker

Dr. David Kittay teaches philosophy, religion, and technology at Columbia, where his courses are called “life changing,” translates exoteric and esoteric Buddhist texts, and founded and teaches at The Harlem Clemente Course for the Humanities at the Drew Hamilton Houses on 143rd St. He is a Tibet House Board member. He is the translator of The Vajra Rosary Tantra, Alamkakalaśa’s Commentary on the Vajra Rosary, and, with Professor Lozang Jamspal, Pha Dampa Sangs rgyas’s One Hundred Spiritual Instructions to the Dingri People (Ladakh Ratnashridipika Press, 2011), The Elucidation of the Intention Tantra, The Questions of the Four Goddesses Tantra and Tsong Khapa’s commentary on it, The Vajra Intuition Compendium Tantra, with Tsong Khapa’s commentary, and the Later Tantra (these being the first complete English translations of the Explanatory Tantras of the Guhyasamāja under the Noble Tradition, and (under a grant from 84000, Translating the Words of the Buddha) The Symphony of Dharma Sūtra, along with other publications about Buddhism, religion, and law.

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