_Professor Jan Willis

About The Teacher

Jan Willis is Professor of Religion Emerita at Wesleyan University and visiting Professor at Agnes Scott College here in Decatur. One of the earliest American scholar-practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, she has studied with Buddhist teachers worldwide and has written extensively on Buddhist meditation, women and Buddhism, and Buddhism and race.  Among her published works are Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist and Buddhist: One Woman's Spiritual Journey and Enlightened Beings: Life Stories from the Ganden Oral Tradition. She also edited Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet. In December of 2000, TIME magazine named Willis one of six “spiritual innovators for the new millennium” and in May 2007, Ebony magazine named Willis one of its “Power 150” most influential African Americans.

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