William Edelglass has been appointed the new Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS) located in Barre, Massachusetts.
Edelglass will join the center full-time in July, when the current Resident Scholar, Mu Soeng, retires from his role.
An announcement on BCBS’s website says that Edelglass has been teaching at the center since 2015. He has taught in many other settings, including a federal prison in New York, a school in Nepal, and various dharma centers. He currently serves as a tenured Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Marlboro College, and has taught courses on diverse areas of Buddhist philosophy, socially engaged Buddhism, Buddhist ethics, Buddhist art, Buddhist pilgrimage practice, Buddhism and ecology, Buddhist modernism, and Buddhist meditation. Edelglass is also one of the editors of Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings.
BCBS is was founded in 1991 by Buddhist teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein near the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). They offer residential and online courses and programs that combine study, discussion, and meditation.