Benedictine and Buddhist Practices

How They Influence My Approach to Psychology and Sustainability

Presentation by Lisa Pettitt, Ph.D.
Monday, February 17, 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Gorecki Center, 204A
College of Saint Benedict 

How do we determine our purpose? What guides us in how we fulfill it? Dr. Pettitt will explore teachings and practices from the Benedictine and Buddhist traditions, the paths they offer us, and how they can help us live authentic lives of meaning and service. 

Lisa PettittLisa Pettitt, Ph.D. graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in 1989 and completed her doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of Denver in 1998. Dr. Pettitt has taught college courses, including “Psychology of Women” and “Women and Work”; was a researcher at the University of Colorado’s Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health; homeschooled her three children; served as director of accounting and human resources at Efficient Forms, LLC; and was ordained in Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing. She is a feminist who has learned about disability and self-advocacy from her sister with Down Syndrome and anti-racism and intersectionality from wise and generous women of color. Lisa teaches yoga, volunteers with high school students around topics of environmental activism and positive youth development, and spends time in contemplation and deep listening.   

Sponsored in collaboration with CSB/SJU Intercultural and International Student Services.