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Saturday, October 29 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
*Special Presentation: Author - Vanessa R. Sasson Yasodhara and the Buddha

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Combining the spirit of fiction with the fabulism of Indian mythology and in-depth academic research, Vanessa R. Sasson shares the evocative story of the Buddha from the perspective of a forgotten woman, the woman the Buddha left behind: Yasodhara, the Buddha's wife.

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George Tanabe

George Tanabe, Moderator, is Emeritus professor of religion and past Chair of the Religion Department at UH Manoa. Dr. Tanabe is President of BDK Hawai'i and BDK America (Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai, the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism). It's mission is to translate all of the Buddhist... Read More →

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Vanessa Sasson

Vanessa R. Sasson is a professor of Religious Studies at Marianopolis College in Montreal, Canada; she is also a Research Fellow at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and Member of the Center for South Asia Research (CERIAS) at UQAM (She is the author of... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm HST