Lecture to explore spread of Buddhism

A lecture on the eastward shift of Buddhism is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center's Unity Room. The presentation will be led by Paul Groner, a Japanese Buddhism expert from the University of Virginia.

The lecture, "Eastern Transmission of Buddhism: History or Myth," is organized by the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, and the Kawasaki Reading Room. The event is free and open to the public.

In the talk, Groner will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the ideal of eastward transmission; how Buddhism spread to China; the development of new forms of ordination and monastic discipline in Japan; and the development of Buddhism in America.

For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/gju.