Wendi L. Adamek
Born in Hawai’i, Wendi L. Adamek teaches East Asian Buddhism at the University of Sydney and lives part-time in London. She has lived in China, Japan, and India, studying and practicing Buddhism. Her award-winning first book "The Mystique of Transmission" explores the world of an 8th century Chan community in Sichuan, and she is currently completing a book on a 7th century Buddhist community in Henan. Other interests include Daoism, Buddhist art, forest restoration, and environmental literature. Her next book project is about environmental dilemmas and Buddhist ethics, discussed in her talk "Zen and the Environment: It's Not What You Think."