The Geography of Buddhism

A Half-Day with Michael Owens

Sunday July 12

1:00pm – 4:30pm

San Francisco


Enjoy a dynamic presentation and oral history of the spread of Buddhism, from its origination in India to its splintering throughout Central, South and East Asia. Why do some Buddhist monks wear black robes while others wear orange, brown or gray? When did Buddhism first come to America? What are the different types of Buddhism and where did they come from? These are some of the questions explored in this informative overview of the geography of Buddhism.


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Registration is now closed. Walk-ins the day of are welcome.

Michael Owens is a writer and teacher working at the convergence of art, education and philosophy. After exploring an academic career in Buddhist Studies at Princeton University, he began teaching meditation and giving lectures at Buddhist temples and monasteries domestically and abroad. In 2006 he founded the Red Lotus Society, an educational non-profit organization to promote meditation as an inter-faith practice. Michael has translated several Chinese Buddhist texts into English and teaches regularly on Buddhist history and philosophy.


This class will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street