The CPB Advisory Council

CPB would like to thank those members of the Advisory Council and all others who have contributed to the Center's ongoing mission.

David E. Shaner, Ph.D

David E. Shaner, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Asian Studies & Philosophy (Japanese, Indian, Chinese Philosophy & Mind-Body Studies), Furman University
  • Chair of Philosophy Department, Furman University
  • Chief Instructor of the Eastern Ki Federation
  • Author of several books on Japanese Buddhism and Body-Mind unification and Editor of Philosophy and Biology
  • Personal Teacher of Jim Eubanks

Tom Clark

Tom Clark

  • Director of the Center for Naturalism & Naturalism.org
  • Author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses

Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor

  • Former Buddhist Monk (India, Korea, Switzerland)
  • Buddhist Scholar specializing in Early Buddhism (Pali Nikayas)
  • Author of numerous books on Buddhism, including Buddhism Without Beliefs and Alone With Others

Owen Flanagan, Ph.D

Owen Flanagan, Ph.D

  • Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Neurobiology (Philosophy of Mind), Duke University
  • Chair of Philosophy Department, Duke University
  • Author of many books on Science and Buddhism, including Beyond Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Collaboration With the Dalai Lama

Peter Hershock, Ph.D

Peter Hershock, Ph.D

  • Educational Specialist, Chinese Studies and Philosophy (Chinese Buddhism & Comparative Philosophy), East-West Center
  • Author of many books on Chinese Buddhism, including Chan Buddhism, Buddhism in the Public Sphere: Reorienting Global Interdependence, and Liberating Intimacy: Enlightenment and Social Virtuosity in Chan Buddhism