Virtual Event: Jane Austen and the Buddha

Jane Austen & Co brings together Jane Austen and other early women authors into the 21st C events with Zoom lectures, creative writing contests, reading and authors Q&As, and library programs. The events are open to all ages.

The May 5th Zoom event is with Dr. Kathryn Duncan who will be discussing her book Jane Austen and the Buddha: Teachers of Enlightenment. While Jane never directly wrote about Buddhism, her work includes elements of Buddhist teachings such as accepting that there is suffering and finding the cause of the suffering. The talk is designed to discuss how Austen’s books can explore and experience joy and happiness.

The event begins at 8 p.m. EDT and is on Zoom.  It is free and available for ages. You can find more information on the registration page.