Bill Waldron Awarded NEH Fellowship

Bill Waldron (Religion) was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities that provides support for his 2012-13 leave and ongoing research. Titled An Introduction to the Yogacara School of Indian Buddhism, this book project aims to provide a useful and relatively accessible introduction to  one of the most influential yet complex schools of Indian Buddhist thought: Yogacara, or “Practitioners of Yoga.” This school argues that although we are usually caught up in the “theatre of our minds” it is possible, through the practice of yogic insight, to see through our own cognitive constructions and act more compassionately and wisely for the benefit of others.