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We kick off a brand new season of C.A.F.E. 229 focused around ethics & virtues with special guest, philosophy professor Michael J. Burke, Ph.D. Together, we’ll explore how the pandemic has forced many of us to examine our morals, discover who we are, and identify where there is room for growth.

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C.A.F.E. 229 Series 4

Ethics and Virtues

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Watch our C.A.F.E.229 talk series on the third Friday of each month. 

Michael J. Burke Ph.D.

Honors Program Director and Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Joseph’s College New York (SJCNY)

Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.

Co-Founder of Terror Management Theory
Ross Professor for Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore College. Author and co-author of over a hundred articles and several books. Featured in several films (Flight from Death) and television documentaries as well as radio interviews.

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C.A.F.E. 229 Series 3

Compassion and Social Transformation

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Watch our C.A.F.E.229 talk series on the third Friday of each month. 

Thomas Petriano, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at St. Joseph’s College, Long Island and Brooklyn campuses

James A. Lynch, JR., ESQ.

President of the Buddhist Council of NY
Associate Professor and Department Chairperson
Business Management, Brooklyn College CUNY

Zindel Segal, Ph.D.

Co-Founder of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough

Jimmy Yu, Ph.D.

Founding Teacher, Tallahassee Chan Center
Associate Professor of Religious Department, Florida State University

Andrew Twardon, Ph.D.

Director & Senior Supervising Psychologist at the Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders, Mount Sinai West
Faculty member at the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research

Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.

Co-Founder of Terror Management Theory
Ross Professor for Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore College. Author and co-author of over a hundred articles and several books. Featured in several films (Flight from Death) and television documentaries as well as radio interviews.

C.A.F.E. 229 Series 2

Creative Compassion in Action

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Watch our C.A.F.E.229 talk series on the third Friday of each month.

Nicholas Vreeland

Photographer, Abbot of Rato Dratsang, Director of The Tibet Center, subject of the feature-length documentary film, Monk with a Camera

Frank M. Diaz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Director at Institute for Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Pedagogy

Dr. Joanne Chang

Concert Pianist
Professor of Music, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York

Žarko Andričević

Founder of Dharmaloka Buddhist Community and Buddhist Centre in Zagreb, Croatia

Koshin Paley Ellison

President & Co-Guiding Teacher
New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

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Hsiao-Hui, Hsiao-Chen, and Hsiao-Jou

Founders of Caketrees Studio. Promoters of the Art of Slow Living

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C.A.F.E. 229 Series 1

Transforming Distress into Compassion: Mindful Living in Action

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Watch our C.A.F.E.229 talk series on the third Friday of each month.

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Peter Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and  Professor of Psychology, St. Joseph’s College New York
New York Licensed Psychologist

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara

Abbot, Village Zendo, New York
Ph.D. (Media Ecology)
Zen Priest and Certified Zen Teacher in the Soto Tradition

Dr. Deborah Middleton

Director of the Mindfulness and Performance Research Project,  University of Huddersfield (UK)
Co-Editor, Journal of Performance and Mindfulness

Dr. Randye J. Semple

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Keck School of Medicine of USC

Matthieu Ricard

Buddhist monk, photographer, international best-selling author, humanitarian, and prominent speaker worldwide.

David Listen

Zen monk for 10 years in the Chan tradition. Specializes in leading intensive meditation retreats and guiding people in mindful living
Mental Health Counselor, L.P.