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[Announcement] Dialog der Kulturen posted date:2017-04-19
Time:2017.10.15 12:00 ~ 12:30
Location:IGA Campus

Mit dem Pavillon „Dialog der Kulturen“ eröffnet die Internationale Gartenausstellung in Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf am 13. April um 15 Uhr einen besonderen Begegnungsort für Religions- und Glaubensgemeinschaften. Alle Interessierten sind dazu herzlich eingeladen.

Feierliche Eröffnung am 13. April

Die feierliche Eröffnung findet am Donnerstag, den 13. April 2017, ab 15 Uhr statt.

Nach einführenden Worten von Haladhara Thaler, Künstler und Mitglied im Berliner Forum, werden kurze Denkanstöße aus religiösen Traditionen der Welt vorgetragen, abwechselnd mit Musik. „Heilige Texte, Quellen der Weisheit – Ansprache für Herz und Verstand, werden im Pavillon übergeben – und können ab da von allen Besucherinnen und Besuchern entdeckt werden“, erklärt der Koordinierungskreis.

Service Mail: service@iga-berlin-2017.de
IGA-Hotline: 01801 442 2017
(0,04 €/min dt. Festnetz, höchstens 0,42 €/min dt. Mobilfunknetz)
Related Link:https://iga-berlin-2017.de/projekte/pavillon-dialog-der-kulturen

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[Conference] Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in Asian Religions and Culture posted date:2017-07-27
Time:April 20-22, 2018
Location:University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

The SSHRC partnership project “From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions” based in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia cordially invites participation in this 3-day (April 20-22, 2018) conference at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

This conference explores the many ways in which animals have been understood and depicted in Buddhism. We welcome contributions from scholars who work on texts and visual representations. In many of their views on animals Buddhists were not alone, and the conference will include contributions on Hinduism and Jainism in India, Confucianism and Daoism in China and Shinto in Japan. While our focus is largely historical, we will also examine the relevance of earlier understandings of animals for the many contemporary debates about animal rights.

Interested scholars are invited to email proposals and CVs to FrogBear.Project@ubc.ca by August 30, 2017. All conference-related costs, including local transportation, meals and accommodation during the conference period, will be covered by the conference organizers, who—depending on availability of funding—may also provide a travel subsidy to selected panelists who are in need of funding.

Our goal is to bring approximately 25-28 scholars, both established and emerging, to the conference. Please see the list below for those who are already confirmed.

We expect that this conference will generate two conference proceedings: one in English and the other in Chinese. The English volume will collect all the papers in English, and the English translations of several papers written in non-English languages; the Chinese volume, to be published in mainland China or Taiwan, will include the Chinese versions for all non-Chinese papers in addition to those papers contributed by our colleagues based in China. Only scholars who are confident in finishing their draft papers by March 2018 and publishable papers by the end of 2018 are encouraged to apply.

Barbara Ambros (UNC Chapel Hill)
Naomi Appleton (University of Edinburgh)
T.H. Barrett (SOAS)
Daniela Berti (CNRS)
Stephen Bokenkamp (Arizona State University)
Ben Brose (University of Michigan)
Jinhua Chen (UBC)
Huaiyu Chen (Arizona State University)
Phyllis Granoff (Yale)
Petra Maurer (Bavarian Academy of Sciences)
Michael Nylan (UCBerkeley)
Reiko Ohnuma (Dartmouth University)
Meir Shahar (Tel Aviv University)
Robert Sharf (UC Berkeley)
Koichi Shinohara (Yale)
Fabrizio Speziale (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Gilles Tarabout (CEIAS)
Mimi Yiengpruksawan (Yale)
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/188221/cfp-buddhist-beasts-reflections-animals-asian-religions-and

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[Conference] XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies posted date:2017-07-06
Time:2017.08.20 ~ 2017.08.25
Location:University of Toronto 27 King's College Circle Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 Canada.

The XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada from 20th to 25th August 2017.

This is an academic conference which is held every three or four years. It serves as the premier international forum for scholars of Buddhism to present their research.

On the forthcoming conference official website you will be able to find information about the congress and its academic program, including all dates and deadlines, current proposals for panels and individual papers, registration procedures, travel arrangements, exhibitors and social programs. Relevant news will be published continuously on the website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto as a participant of the XVIIIth IABS Congress in Toronto.
Related Link:http://www.iabs2017-uoft.ca/

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[Conference] Mongolian Buddhism posted date:2017-06-30
Time:2017.09.28 ~ 2017.09.30
Location:University of California, Berkelry

Mongolian Buddhism
Conference/Symposium
180 Doe Library
Sponsors: Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies

This conference explores the philosophies, texts, arts, and practices of Mongolian Buddhism. A keynote session will be held Thursday afternoon, September 28, followed by full day sessions on September 29 and 30.

Among the scheduled speakers are:

Agata BAREJA-STARZYNSKA, University of Warsaw
Brian BAUMANN, UC Berkeley
Isabelle CHARLEUX, National Centre for Scientific Research
Jacob DALTON, UC Berkeley
Johan ELVERSKOG, Southern Methodist University
Caroline HUMPHREY, King’s College, Cambridge
Matthew KING, UC Riverside
Erdenebaatar OCHIR, UC Santa Barbara
Weirong SHEN, Renmin University of China
Uranchimeg TSULTEM, UC Berkeley
Vesna WALLACE, UC Santa Barbara

Event Contact: ieas@berkeley.edu, 510-642-2809
Related Link:http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/events/

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[Conference] Graduate Student Symposium: Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms posted date:2017-06-21
Time:2017.10.06
Location:Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is happy to announce the return of its annual graduate symposium in the fall of 2017.

Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms

October 6, 2017—Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, California

Call for Papers:

This conference will focus on the phenomenon of mass meditation (e.g., lay meditation practices, mindfulness, secularization) in contemporary global Buddhism. Of particular focus will be the means by which Buddhist meditation is understood and promoted in various contexts. We welcome submissions that consider how meditation has gained an ambivalent relationship to Buddhism—sometimes being promoted as a “spiritual technology” not connected to any particular tradition, sometimes as the condition sine qua non for Buddhist identity and the only practice recommended by the Buddha. Through the presentations given, we hope to reflect not only on the ways that meditation has been constructed through the Buddhist encounter with modernity, but how it has altered modernity and modern peoples through its global impact.

Topics include but are not limited to: the origins and popularization of lay meditation practices in Burma, Thailand and Sri Lanka; the Vipassanā (Insight) and Mindfulness movements in North America, Europe, and Asia; meditation practice and the construction of Buddhist identity or subjectivity; the “mystification” of meditation in promotional literature; the use of scientific language to justify and promote meditation both within and beyond Buddhist contexts.

Dr. Erik Braun, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and author of The Birth of Insight (co-winner of the 2014 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism), will serve as the symposium’s keynote speaker.

Graduate students at any stage of their program are encouraged to submit paper proposals. Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Thomas Calobrisi (tcalobrisi@ses.gtu.edu). The deadline for submission is July 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified about their submission by August 15, 2017.

Limited travel funds may be available; low-cost housing is available on site at the Jodo Shinshu Center.
Related Link:http://shin-ibs.edu/

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[Conference] JODO SHINSHU CENTER | SUMMER PACIFIC SEMINAR – 21ST CENTURY - SHIN BUDDHISM: CURRENT CHALLENGES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS posted date:2017-06-14
Time:2017.08.18 ~ 2017.08.20
Location:Jodo Shinshu Center 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Keynote Speaker:
Rev. John Paraskevopoulos
An ordained Shin Buddhist priest based in Australia and
author of Call of the Infinite: The Way of Shin Buddhism,
The Fragrance of Light, and The Unhindered Path. He holds a
first-class honors degree in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne in
Australia and is editor of the online Journal of Shin Buddhism (Muryoko).

Other Speakers and Guests:
Thais Campos
A Shin przctitioner living in Brasilia, Brazil. She graduated from the University
of South Santa Catarina (UNISUL) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, and
her passion for Eastern Philosophy led her to Shin Buddhism by way of the
Honpa Hongwanji Temple of Brasilia.

David Quirke-Thornton
A member of the Shin Buddhist Fellowship United Kingdom: Chomon House.
Formerly a Franciscan Friar, David trained as a Buddhist Chaplain at The
Buddhist Society in London and served as chaplain to the Police. David has a
keen interest in Inter-Faith and Intra-Buddhist relations.

Registration: $150 Deadline: August 6, 2017
BCA Member Rate: $130 until July 16
Make checks payable to “BCA” with “Summer Pacific Seminar” written on the memo line.
Mail form and check to CBE at 2140 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
For more information contact CBE Email: cbe@bcahq.org Ph: (510) 809-1460

Register online at www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org
Related Link:www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org

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[Conference] Shin Buddhism: Current Challenges and Future Prospects posted date:2017-05-25
Time:Deadline 2017.08.06
Location:JODO SHINSHU CENTER

Date: 2017.08.18 ~ 2017.08.20

The 2017 Summer Pacific Seminar - 21st Century “Shin Buddhism: Current Challenges and Future Prospects” will build upon last year’s theme of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism as a worldwide religion. Shin Buddhists from around the world will relate their experiences and insights on Shin Buddhism today and in the future.

Keynote speaker, Rev. John Paraskevopoulos, a Shin Buddhist priest based in Australia, will touch upon several themes including the importance of spiritual realization and religious experience; rehabilitating the sacred in response to “secular” Buddhism; difficulties in doctrinal terminology; and the relationship of Shin Buddhism to other Buddhist schools as well as other religions.

Deadline for registration is August 6, 2017.

Related Link:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee4ze3652e0930fe&llr=7khxescab

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[Conference] XVIIIth IABS Congress posted date:2017-05-17
Time:2017.08.20 ~ 2017.08.25
Location:University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

General Information

Please allow me to once more remind everyone that they must be a fully paid member of IABS for the year 2017 in order to attend the event, deliver a paper or sit on a panel in Toronto. IABS membership fees were due by December 31, 2016, but can still be paid retroactively anytime this year. IABS membership can be secured through the online form at the IABS website: www.iabsinfo.net. Initial enquiries about eligibility should be sent to the association’s Secretary General, Dr. Ulrich Pagel (up1@soas.ac.uk).

The Planning Committee received an overwhelming amount of excellent and exciting submissions, and it was with a heavy heart that we were not able to accept every paper. I wish to still encourage everyone who was not able to present this year to still attend the events in Toronto. Presentation of a paper is not required to attend the Congress, and everyone is subject to the same Congress registration fee.

Online Congress registration opened October 1st, 2016, and will close just prior to the start of the proceedings, August 18th, 2017. Please see below for further details on how to register, information about the fee structure, as well as the amenities covered by the fee.

Though our field spans myriad linguistic regions and our members represent diverse language backgrounds, it is IABS policy that official Congress proceedings, including papers and presentations, be conducted in an English-language medium.

All future communication will be distributed via email. Please write to me, Christoph Emmrich, directly, if you have any questions about future communications. My address is found at the bottom of this circular under ‘Correspondent,’ or on our website here: http://www.iabs2017-uoft.ca/contact/. If you wish to update or confirm your correct email address, please write to Nicholas Field (nicholas.field@utoronto.ca), who oversees our Congress mailing list.

For the further info, please see the link below:
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/179657/conference-xviiith-iabs-congress-toronto-2017-third-circular

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[Conference] Graduate Student Symposium: Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms posted date:2017-04-26
Time:2017.10.06
Location:Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, California

Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms

October 6th, 2017—Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, California

This conference will focus on the phenomenon of mass meditation (e.g., lay meditation practices, mindfulness, secularization) in contemporary global Buddhism. Of particular focus will be the means by which Buddhist meditation is understood and promoted in various contexts. We welcome submissions that consider how meditation has gained an ambivalent relationship to Buddhism—sometimes being promoted as a “spiritual technology” not connected to any particular tradition, sometimes as the condition sine qua non for Buddhist identity and the only practice recommended by the Buddha. Through the presentations given, we hope to reflect not only on the ways that meditation has been constructed through the Buddhist encounter with modernity, but how it has altered modernity and modern peoples through its global impact.

Topics include but are not limited to: the origins and popularization of lay meditation practices in Burma, Thailand and Sri Lanka; the Vipassanā (Insight) and Mindfulness movements in North America, Europe, and Asia; meditation practice and the construction of Buddhist identity or subjectivity; the “mystification” of meditation in promotional literature; the use of scientific language to justify and promote meditation both within and beyond Buddhist contexts.

Dr. Erik Braun, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and author of The Birth of Insight (winner of the 2014 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism), will serve as the symposium’s keynote speaker.

Graduate students at any stage of their program are encouraged to submit paper proposals. Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Thomas Calobrisi (tcalobrisi@ses.gtu.edu). The deadline for submission is July 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified about their submission by August 15, 2017.

Limited travel funds may be available; low-cost housing is available on site at the Jodo Shinshu Center.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/176494/cfp-graduate-student-symposium-mass-meditation-practices-and

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[Conference] 2017 AAR Annual Meeting - Registration & Housing posted date:2017-04-19
Time:2017.11.18 ~ 2017.11.21
Location:Boston, Massachusetts

The American Academy of Religion brings thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons to its Annual Meeting each year. Co-hosted with the Society of Biblical Literature, the Annual Meetings are the largest events of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology.
Join us for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in Boston! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration, the Exhibit Hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Sessions will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hilton Back Bay, Marriott Copley Place, Park Plaza Hotel, Sheraton, and Westin Copley Place. Conference hotels are located within walking distance of one another, except the Park Plaza, which will have a shuttle from the Hynes at peak hours. Register soon to get the best attendee rate and hotel selection!

For the further information, please see the link below.

Related Link:https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/registration-housing

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[Conference] XVIIIth Congress of the IABS posted date:2015-05-05
Time:AUGUST 20-25, 2017
Location:UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, CANADA


The XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada from 20th to 25th August 2017.

This is an academic conference which is held every three or four years. It serves as the premier international forum for scholars of Buddhism to present their research.

On the forthcoming conference official website you will be able to find information about the congress and its academic program, including all dates and deadlines, current proposals for panels and individual papers, registration procedures, travel arrangements, exhibitors and social programs. Relevant news will be published continuously on the website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto as a participant of the XVIIIth IABS Congress in Toronto.

Related Link:http://iabsinfo.net/conferences/

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[Contribution] The 7th International Conference Buddhism & Australia, call for capers and essays posted date:2017-05-31
Time:Deadline: 2017.12.31
Location:Perth, Western Australia

Call for Papers and Essays
We have pleasure to announce that the 7th International Conference Buddhism & Australia will be held on 1-3 February, 2018 in Perth, Western Australia. All Buddhists, scholars and members of the general public interested in Buddhism are invited to present their papers in this coming conference. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals
Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 25 October, 2017
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 25 November, 2017

For those who have prepared for certain big task and who are able to put some sort of idea on certain topics, we have a proposal to compose an essay which needs to create a bridge back to the Buddha. Anyone, from any country, is free to apply. Selected essays will be published on the conference website. Topics
• Buddha for every home
• Buddha versus Jesus
• Buddhism is in the way of economy
• Buddhist monks - people with weak vitality and mentality
• Buddhist cosmology and contemporary astronomy and astrophysics are not brothers
• Virtual reality as the modern day Nirvana
• Could Buddha turn on a computer?
• Is virtual reality beyond our reality or not?
• Who reads the teachings of the dead Buddha?
Deadline for Essay Submission: 31 December, 2017

Proposals should be submitted to the following email: info@buddhismandaustralia.com
We acknowledge receipt and answer to all proposals submitted.

For detailed information please see here: www.buddhismandaustralia.com

Contact:
Organizing Chair Marju Broder
info@buddhismandaustralia.com
tel. +61 0 405549923
www.buddhismandaustralia.com

Related Link:http://www.buddhismandaustralia.com

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[Contribution] Author-Scholars wanted for short reference articles on women and Buddhism, call for papers posted date:2017-05-25
Time:Deadline: 2017.09.01
Location:Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions

The new Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions is 75 percent done, but there are still a few topics in need of authors. If anyone has an interest in contributing to this project, please send an email with credentials (any old cv is fine) to Susan de Gaia at sjdegaia@gmail.com. Work on the following topics (or parts thereof) is especially welcome.

Women and the Feminine in Mahayana Buddhism
Women in Contemporary Buddhist Societies
Women's Lay Buddhist Movements
Women's Buddhist Networks
Other topics may be suggested, but may already be covered.
Articles should be factual overviews of the topic, from 500 to 2000 words depending on the topic.

The publisher is ABC-CLIO, and expected date of publication is August 2018. Due date for all articles is Sept. 1, 2017.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/180049/call-papers-author-scholars-wanted-short-reference-articles-women#reply-181123

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[Contribution] The 14th Conference of Asian Studies in Israel Call for Papers posted date:2017-04-26
Time:Deadline: 2017.11.06
Location:Hebrew Unviersity, Jerusalem

Call for Papers:The 14th Conference of Asian Studies in Israel (ASI18)

We are delighted to announce that the 14th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies in Israel (ASI18) will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus Campus, on Wed-Thu, May 23-24, 2018.

We invite proposals on Asian-related topics (Central, South, East and South-East Asia). Priority will be given to thematic panels (3-4 papers + chair and/or discussant), but individual paper submissions are also welcome. The deadline for submitting proposals for either organized panels or individual papers is November 6, 2017.

The proposal should include the title of the panel or the individual paper together with a short abstract (150-200 words), as well as a short CV (1 page max) of the presenter/s. With the exception of roundtables, panel proposals should also include the title and abstract of each paper. Please indicate in your proposal what equipment, if any, will be required for your panel or lecture. The conference will be bi-lingual (Hebrew/English). Abstracts can be submitted in either English or Hebrew (preferably both).

Proposals for panels/papers, as well as all enquiries, should be submitted by email to the conference mail (asi18huji@gmail.com( with copies to the Frieberg Center (eacenter@mail.huji.ac.il) and to the conference's convener, Prof. Michal Biran (ercmongol@gmail.com).

Conference guests are welcome to stay at the Beit Maiersdorf Faculty Club, located at the conference venue. Priority will be given to foreign participants. The Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at the Hebrew University will help in covering the accommodation costs of foreign participants but will not be able to participate in the cost of travel.

Please distribute this call for papers among your colleagues and networks. Both Hebrew and Non-Hebrew speakers are most welcome.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Prof. Michal Biran, Convener, The Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies

Dr. Nissim Otmazgin, Department of Asian Studies, HUJI

Dr. Orna Naftali, Department of Asian Studies, HUJI

Dr. Eviatar Shulman, Department of Asian Studies, HUJI

Dr. Jooyeon Rhee, Department of Asian Studies, HUJI

The Department of Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the oldest in Israel and is one of the biggest departments in the Faculty of Humanities, home to over 300 students specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indian Studies. The department is characterized by its excellence in research and teaching, and it maintains an environment of cooperation between students and faculty in a wide array of extracurricular activities. To read more about the department, visit: http://asia.huji.ac.il/en.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/176969/conference-asian-studies-israel-may-23-24-2018

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[Contribution] Buddhist Studies Graduate Student Conference at FSU posted date:2017-03-15
Time:2017.08.15
Location:Florida

The Florida State University Department of Religion, in conjunction with the Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies, and the Fifth Annual Sheng Yen Buddhist Studies Lecture Series are pleased to announce the 2017 Buddhist Studies Graduate Student Conference.
Buddhism and Identity: Discourse, Marginality, and Misrepresentation

November 3-5, 2017—Tallahassee Florida

Dr. Meir Shahar of Tel Aviv University will deliver the keynote address as a part of the Sheng Yen Buddhist Studies Lecture Series. The conference will conclude with a second keynote address and a Buddhist Studies roundtable discussion consisting of guest respondents and FSU Buddhist Studies faculty, whose expertise cover Chinese, Tibetan, and Japanese Buddhism.
This conference aims to feature Buddhist Studies as an interdisciplinary field, and actively seeks papers that present a multiplicity of approaches and perspectives that cross departmental lines. Focusing on the theme of “Buddhism and Identity,” we welcome presentations about how Buddhism is represented not only as a religion, but how, as an idea, it is conceived of and understood as a social, cultural entity. Specifically, applicants are encouraged to consider how the study of Buddhism manifests from and exists within the margins in multiple contexts—historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological—and how marginal groups or individuals construct themselves, or are constructed by the religious majority and scholars, through certain discourses from both pre-modern and modern perspectives.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Marginal/Minority Experiences of Buddhism; Buddhism in the Creation and Maintenance of Personal or Group Identity; Buddhism within, or as a Power Structure of Identity Creation; Buddhist Identity and Popular Culture; Academia and Buddhism; The Body as a site of Buddhist Identity; Negotiation No-Self and Personal Identity.
Please send proposals in the form of an abstract of approximately 300 words, a list of key terms, and a one-page CV to Corbin Nall and Greige Lott (cgn15b@my.fsu.edu; gal16f@my.fsu.edu) by August 15, 2017. Final papers must be submitted by October 5, 2017.
For more information, please see the link below

Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/170436/cfpbuddhist-studies-graduate-student-conference-fsu

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[Contribution] Buddhist Tourism: Sacred Sites within Global Networks, Call for Panelists posted date:2016-08-22
Time:August 20-25, 2017
Location:University of Toronto

One additional panelist is needed for the International Association of Buddhist Studies Conference at the University of Toronto on August 20-25 2017. Here is the panel description:

Buddhist Tourism: Sacred Sites within Global Networks

Abstract:

With Asia becoming one of the top tourism destinations and recent trends such as Myanmar opening to tourism and increased numbers of Chinese travelers, there is a need to analyze the contemporary realities of tourism in this region regarding sacred sites of Buddhism. Sacred Buddhist sites become a cultural heritage attraction, a religious festival becomes a tourism promotion opportunity, and a difficult pilgrim route becomes a physical, spiritual and cosmopolitan achievement. Across Asia, Buddhists, government organizations, business corporations, and individuals participate in re-imaginings of Buddhism by patronizing sacred mountains, temples, and Buddhist practices. Advertising for Buddhist tourism promotes markers of belonging, so that tourists are not traveling to a particular nation-state but to a Buddhist world. This panel seeks investigate the ways Buddhist worlds are evoked for targeted audiences, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist. This panel will generate a comparative investigation of Buddhist spaces, identities, and practices as dynamic entities that shift significance along with networks of travelers and international relationships. This panel is concerned with, but not limited to, both mapping the networks and circuits of Buddhist travel and theorizing the relationship between Buddhism and tourism.

If you are researching this area of Buddhist tourism from either a historical or contemporary perspective, please send your 500 abstract as soon as possible to:

Courtney Bruntz (Courtney.bruntz@doane.edu) and Brooke Schedneck (brooke@iseaa.org)
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/139166/cfp-buddhist-tourism-sacred-sites-within-global-networks

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[Course] Sati Center for Buddhist Studies: Upcoming events posted date:2017-07-06
Time:2017.08.19, 2017.09.16 ~ 2017.09.17
Location:Sati Center for Buddhist Studies 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA 94062

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies supports the study of Buddhist teachings through these venues:
• Daylong Community Classes, Sutta Study, and Study Retreats
• Buddhist Chaplaincy Training
• Compassion Cultivation Training™

Upcoming events:
•August 19, 1-5 p.m. I will not pass away: The Buddhas Vision of a Four-fold Sangha: A history of Bhikkhunis from the time of the Buddha; with Ayya Anandabodhi and Mindy Zlotnik
•Sept 16, 9:00 – 4:30 and Sept 17, 1:00 – 4:00 The Ten Perfections with Ajahn Thanissaro
Related Link:http://www.sati.org/

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[Course] International Buddhist Academy: AUTUMN COURSES 2017 posted date:2017-07-06
Time:2017.08.30 ~ 2017.10.26
Location:IBA, Tinchuli-Boudha, PO Box 23034, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600

In addition to The Complete Path course taught in August by His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, IBA will offer two philosophy courses and two meditation retreats this autumn. The first philosophy course will be on the Abhidharma and the second on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend. The topics for the meditation retreats will be the cultivation of Calm Abiding (shamatha) and the Four Immeasurables (brahmaviharas).
Related Link:http://internationalbuddhistacademy.org/autumn-courses-2017/#Philosophy-1

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[Course] IBA Studies Online posted date:2016-11-21
Time:From Now on
Location:International Buddhist Academy (IBA)


The International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal was established by Khenchen Appey Rinpoche in 2001. Each year IBA aims to teach one philosophy text and one pith instruction text which supports practice. These two courses are designed to complement each other, providing a balanced approach between understanding the profound meaning of the Buddha’s teachings and applying it in one’s life.

The IBA STUDIES ONLINE website has been created to offer students from all over the world access to the Dharma courses held over the past years at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The courses are all free of cost. In accordance with the ancient tradition of requesting the Dharma from the teacher, we ask students to register on this website to have full access to the courses.

Related Link:http://www.ibastudiesonline.com/

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   Exhibition
[Exhibition] First exhibition of Gandhara Buddhist Antiquities Opens in South Korea posted date:2017-07-06
Time:2017.06.29 ~ 2017.09.30
Location:Interart Channel, Seoul, South Korea

About forty artifacts belonging to the Gandhara civilization from Peshawar Museum in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are currently on exhibit in Seoul, South Korea. The exhibition titled, “Gandhara through International Cooperation,” was inaugurated on 29 June with delegates from over 45 countries present to witness the ceremony, and will continue until 30 September this year.

The exhibit is jointly organized by the Inter-Art organization in Korea, and the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Archaeology and Museums in Pakistan. The federal government of Pakistan issued a license for the exhibit after both countries reached an agreement with the terms and conditions of the exhibition.

The objects on display have an insurance value of about US$106 million dollars, and include 25 relics based on the life of the Buddha, and a reliquary of Kanishka, which dates back to the first year of the reign of Kushan Emperor Kanishka (c. 127-150 CE) and was discovered in 1992 in the relic chamber of the great stupa at Shah-Ji-ki Dheri in Peshawar.

According to Dr. Abdul Samad, director of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Archaeology and Museums, the exhibition will run for three months to give the people of South Korea enough time to visit the Gandhara Buddhist remains and foster awareness among the South Korean public as to why they should visit Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's holy sites, monasteries, and archaeological ruins. “This exhibition will not only display the archaeological objects but also boost and promote religious tourism for which the province has great potential,” said Dr. Samad. (Dawn)

Asif Raza, the curator of Peshawar museum, said the exhibition will help to attract international tourists for the region and the museum by giving a glimpse into the rich archaeology of the region. “It will promote tourism and archeological site of the province.” (The Express Tribune)

South Koreans hold the collection of artifacts from Gandhara civilization in high regard since Buddhism was introduced to South Korea by monks hailing from what is now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. “[Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province] is a holy place for Koreans. Buddhism reached Korea from this part of the world through a monk named Maralanda [Maranatha] in 4th century CE,” Dr Samad explained. (Dawn)

Korean Buddhism can be directly traced back to the Gandhara civilization. The Gandharan monk Maranatha introduced Buddhism in Korea in 384 CE and many reference to Gandhara’s Greco-Buddhist art can be found there. For instance, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Seokguram Grotto, part of Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, in South Korea’s Northern Gyeongsang Province, is thought to have been inspired by Gandharan art, and the Korean National Treasure No. 83, the bronze sculpture “Maitreya in Meditation,” is thought to have been based on Gandharan images.

Pakistani ambassador to South Korea Zahid Nasrullah Khan has emphasized in the past that Pakistan wants to build Buddhist cultural bridges with the Korean people. The current exhibition will not only showcase unique examples of Gandhara art but also highlight the centuries-old religious ties between South Korea and Pakistan. (Dawn)
Related Link:https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/first-exhibition-of-gandhara-buddhist-antiquities-opens-in-south-korea

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[Exhibition] San Antonio Museum of Art Examines Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism posted date:2017-06-21
Time:2017.06.16 ~ 2017.09.10
Location:The San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas

The San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas is hosting the first exhibition in the United States to explore in detail Pure Land Buddhism, one of the most widely practiced Buddhist traditions in East Asia. Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism, which runs from 16 June–10 September, features more than 70 paintings, sculptures, and other works of art from the Pure Land school, along with artifacts from the museum’s own permanent collection.

Curated by Dr. Emily Sano, the Coates-Cowden-Brown senior advisor for Asian art at the museum, the exhibition brings together some of the most stunning examples of works created for the devotional and funerary traditions of Pure Land Buddhism, drawn from 20 private collections and institutions across the world, including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

“It’s about Amitabha, the Buddha of the Western Paradise and the Pure Land sect of Buddhism, which is related to, but different from, Zen [Chan] Buddhism,” said Dr. Sano. “Amitabha grants salvation in paradise if you just say his name. Many people were attracted to this concept.” (San Antonio Magazine)

Dr. Sano, a former director at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco who joined the San Antonio Museum of Art last year, explained that she drew inspiration for the exhibition from the museum’s permanent collection, which includes sculptures of Amitabha, the Buddha of Western Paradise that is central to the Pure Land faith. “I wanted to feature a certain sect of Buddhism to help the audience understand,” she said. “I’m a specialist in Japanese art. The strength of the artwork attracts me to the subject matter. I think the beauty will impress people. What surprised me is that Buddhism has a concept of hell. The difference here is that hell isn’t forever; you can get out.” (San Antonio Magazine)

Pure Land Buddhism first came to prominence in China with the founding of Donglin Monastery on Mount Lu in Jiangxi Province, southeastern China, by the renowned teacher Master Huiyuan (334–416) in 402 CE, and was later systematized by Master Shandao (613–81). Pure Land teachings focus on Amitabha Buddha and are based on three principle texts: the Longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra (Infinite Life Sutra), the Shorter Sukhavativyuha Sutra (Amitabha Sutra) and the Amitayurdhyana Sutra (Contemplation Sutra). Pure Land practices and concepts are found within basic Mahayana Buddhist cosmology and form an important component of Mahayana traditions in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Tibet. One of the principal practices of Pure Land Buddhism is the recitation of the name of Amitabha Buddha with total concentration and faith that the practitioner will be reborn in Amitabha’s Pure Land, a higher plane of existence in which it is much easier to attain enlightenment.

Very few collections of Buddhist art have been exhibited in Texas, Dr. Sano observed. “I particularly loved the Pure Land theme because the message is quite simple and the works of art are so beautiful,” she said, adding: “From the time I was a graduate student I was so impressed by the paintings and the sculptures that this religion inspired, so it’s just been a favorite topic of mine.” (San Antonio Express-News)

Iconography of Amitabha Buddha can be difficult to distinguish from depictions of Shakyamuni Buddha as both are represented possessing the attributes of a Buddha without distinguishing marks. Amitabha images can often be identified by the mudra or ritual gestures depicted, such as the meditation mudra (with the hands brought together, palms upwards and thumbs touching), or the exposition mudra (right hand raised and facing outward, left hand downward with the thumb and forefinger touching). The earth-touching mudra (with the right hand directed downward over the right leg, palm inward) is used for seated depictions of Shakyamuni Buddha. Amitabha is often portrayed as accompanied by two bodhisattvas: Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), who appears on his right and Mahasthamaprapta on his left, although the order is reversed in some traditions of esoteric Buddhism.

To introduce the subject to visitors, the San Antonio Museum of Art exhibition includes works from across Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, the Gandhara region of South Asia, and Southeast Asia, demonstrating the endurance of Pure Land motifs down through history. The majority the exhibits are Japanese artifacts that depict how Amitabha descends to Earth from his Pure Land to greet dying souls, scenes of hell, and numerous divine beings that are on Earth to guide the faithful and assist in freeing those who have fallen into hell realms.

“Heaven and Hell provides a dynamic and in-depth view of Pure Land Buddhism, highlighting the way different cultures adopted and adapted the faith,” said Dr. Sano. “Its adherents found commonality in inspiration and devotion, while also contributing their local beliefs and imagery to the practice.” (artdaily.org)
Related Link:https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/san-antonio-museum-of-art-examines-salvation-and-retribution-in-pure-land-buddhism

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[Lecture] Philosophy and Philology in Edo Commentaries on Dōgen's Shōbōgenzō: Construction and Deconstruction of the 95-Fascicle Honzan Edition posted date:2017-07-27
Time:27 October 2017
Location:Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: TBA

The Shōbōgenzō 正法眼蔵 by Dōgen (1200-1253), founder of the Sōtō Zen sect in medieval Japan, has become one of the best-known East Asian Buddhist texts because its intricate evocation and eloquent elucidation of Chinese Chan sources in Japanese vernacular emphasizes a dynamic view of reality and multi-perspectival approach to discourse. However, there remain many misconceptions about the formation and structure of the text, especially in terms of how, when, where, and why it was written. The aim of this lecture is to correct one of the main areas of oversight by highlighting the role of more than six dozen Edo-period commentaries neglected in Western scholarship, while showing that only through examining these complex materials in terms of their respective approaches to textual hermeneutics involving philosophy and philology can the gap between the author’s intentionality and modern interpretations be bridged.

Bio
Steven Heine is professor of Religious Studies and History and Director of Asian Studies at Florida International University. A recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun award from the Japanese government, he has published extensively on the life and thought of Zen master Dōgen as well as the origins and spread of Zen Buddhism in East Asia. Book titles include: Did Dōgen Go to China?, Dōgen and Sōtō Zen, Zen Kōans, Zen and Material Culture, and most recently, From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Buddhist Studies

Contact email: vt6@soas.ac.uk
Related Link:https://www.soas.ac.uk/buddhiststudies/events/buddhistforum/27oct2017-philosophy-and-philology-in-edo-commentaries-on-dgens-shbgenz--construction-and-deconstruc.html

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[Lecture] IASBS Events at AAR posted date:2017-07-11
Time:November 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115 United States

The International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies is hosting two events at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Boston, MA, November 2017. One panel features an IBS publication; the other panel is a collaborative project between the IBS and Ryukoku University.

These events are free and open to the public. Registration for the AAR meeting is not required, though it is encouraged.

Please contact the IASBS North American District for more information.
Related Link:http://www.shin-ibs.edu/event/iasbs-events-at-aar/

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[Lecture] Shin Buddhism: In the Land of Shakyamuni posted date:2017-07-11
Time:7/10-21; 7/22-24; 7/26-30
Location:Hawaiian Islands; Chicago; New York City

In this seminar, Rev. Sonam will tell us about his encounter with Shin Buddhism,
and we will learn how transforming our everyday perceptions creates a richer
appreciation of our lives.

Raised as a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Rev. Sonam, at age 28,
encounters Jodo Shinshu, a Japanese Pure Land school.
From this meeting, he goes on to found Nepal’s first Hongwanji temple.
Hear how the Buddha’s story resonates today in Shakyamuni’s birthplace.

For more information, please visit >>> https://goo.gl/nNrTdm

Related Link:https://goo.gl/nNrTdm

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[Lecture] JODO SHINSHU CENTER | EVERY DAY BUDDHISM - A DAY WITH REV. DR. KEN TANAKA posted date:2017-06-14
Time:2017.08.26 9:00 ~ 17:00
Location:Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Every Day Buddhism presents...
“A Day With Rev. Dr. Ken Tanaka”
(For early arrivals, a casual discussion with Rev. Dr. Ken Tanaka on Friday, August 25, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm)

Presentation of his new books:
Jewels: Introduction to Buddhism for American
Youths, Scouts and the Young at Heart
(with humor)

Buddhism On Air
(Books available at the BCA Book Store)
Panel Discussion: “Engaged Buddhism for
Our Personal and Social Lives”

BCA Member Registration: $35 before July 15th
Non-BCA Member Registration: $45 before July 15th
BCA/Non-BCA Member Registration: $55 after July 15th
Final Registration Date: August 15th

Register online:
www.BuddhistChurchesofAmerica.org

For more information call: (510) 809-1460 Email: cbe@bcahq.org
Related Link:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee7rjboxd605e986&llr=7khxescab

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[Work Shop] Special Workshop on Early Chinese Buddhist Translations with Jan Nattier at Yale University posted date:2017-06-21
Time:2017.10.13 ~ 2017.10.15
Location:Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

With the generous support of the Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts (Peking University), the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce a special 3-day workshop on early Chinese Buddhist translations led by Professor Jan Nattier, to be held on October 13-15, 2017 at Yale. The full description of the topics to be covered is given below.

Professor Nattier is one of world’s foremost experts on the rarely-studied corpus of early Chinese translations of Buddhist texts, and this workshop is a unique opportunity to read such materials with her. The workshop is open and free of charge to all interested graduate students and faculty. Lunches and dinners will be provided for all participants.

FUNDING is available to cover travel and accommodation expenses in New Haven for a limited number of graduate students coming from anywhere in North America. To apply for funding, you must be enrolled in, or set to begin in fall 2017, a relevant MA or PhD program. Please send a brief cover letter explaining your reasons for wishing to attend and your background and qualifications. Your advisor at your home institution must also send a (brief) email indicating your status and confirming that you have their support to attend. When applying for funding, please indicate what city you will be traveling from.

The final DEADLINE for applying for funding is August 1st 2017, but funding will be allocated on a rolling basis (first-come first-serve). Funding is limited, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as you can.

Anyone not applying for funding must still REGISTER to confirm their participation, no later than September 1st 2017.

Please direct all inquiries and send funding/registration applications to: eric.greene@yale.edu



The specific topic of the workshop will be two unusual Chinese versions of the story of the final nirvana (i.e., the death) of the Buddha’s foster mother, Mahāprajāpatī: 大愛道般泥洹經 (T144) and 佛母般泥洹經(T145). We will consider, first of all, how to evaluate the translator attributions given in the received tradition. Having established the probable dates and attributions of these texts, we will begin to read through them, discussing what to do with Buddhist names and terms that are not registered in existing dictionaries. We will then compare these two Chinese versions with other versions of the story extant in Chinese, Tibetan, and Pāli, in an attempt to place the texts we have read within their historical context.

Reading materials for the workshop will be entirely in Chinese, and a basic competence in classical/literary Chinese will be assumed of all participants. Those with knowledge of other Buddhist scriptural languages are welcome to use those to consult parallels to our texts, but such collateral work will not be expected or required.



Eric Greene

Department of Religious Studies
Yale University
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/183440/workshop-special-workshop-early-chinese-buddhist-translations-jan

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[Work Shop] The challenge of postcolonial philosophy in India: Too alien for contemporary philosophers, too modern for Sanskritists? posted date:2017-06-07
Time:2017.09.28 ~ 2017.09.29
Location:Hollandstraße 11-13, 1020 Vienna, 2nd floor seminar room

The workshop is open to the public. For organizational purposes, you are kindly invited to announce your participation with an email to pascale.hugon@oeaw.ac.at.

Schedule

09:30 – 10:15
Reinier Langelaar (Austrian Academy of Sciences): The Apical Ancestor: 14th-15th ct. Biography in the Service of the Phag-mo-gru Ruling House

10:15 – 11:00
Suzanne Bessenger (Randolph College): Independent Dakini or Yab Yum Duo? Sonam Peldren, Rinchen Pel, and the Role of Life Writing in Tibetan Sainthood

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00
Samuel Thévoz (The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies): Adrup Gönbo’s Nga rang gi skyid sdug gi rnam thar: Modernity and Subjectivity in a Concise Guidebook to the Hidden-Land of France

See also: Abstracts (PDF)

Speakers

Reinier Langelaar studied Religious Studies at the University of Leiden and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the Humboldt University in Berlin. His research interests include matters of Tibetan relatedness (kinship), social organization, and origin narratives. Langelaar's dissertation project focuses on late medieval "clan genealogies" (gdung-rabs), with special attention to documents pertaining to the Rlangs-lha-gzigs lineage associated with the Phag-mo-gru ruling house that ruled the central Tibetan Plateau from 1354-ca. 1480. (reinier.langelaar@oeaw.ac.at)

Suzanne Bessenger is a Professor of Religious Studies at Randolph College (VA, USA). She is the author of Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren (2016, Oxford University Press). (sbessenger@randolphcollege.edu)

Samuel Thévoz's research focuses mainly on European travel literature to Tibet and modern Buddhism in theater. He is the author of Un horizon infini: Explorateurs et voyageurs français au Tibet (1846-1912). Paris: University Press of Paris-Sorbonne, 2010, and edited the re-print of Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon, Voyage d’une Parisienne dans l’Himalaya, Paris: Transboréal, 2014. (samuelthevoz@gmail.com)
Related Link:http://www.ikga.oeaw.ac.at/Events/Tibetan_Biographical_Writings_2017

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[Work Shop] Summer Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials posted date:2017-05-10
Time:2017.08.04 ~ 2017.08.07
Location:Otani University, Kyoto

The Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University, together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ryūkoku University’s Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, announces the second in a series of workshops led by Mark Blum, Mitsuya Dake, and myself devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.

This current workshop will be held from August 4 to 7, 2017, at Otani University in Kyoto. The first workshop was held successfully in March 2017 in Berkeley and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year, in late March in Berkeley and early August in Kyoto, where it will be hosted alternately by Ōtani and Ryūkoku universities. Attendance at the first workshop is not a requirement for application to this one, but those who will be able to consistently attend through the course of the project will be particularly welcome.

Organized around close readings of the most influential materials produced in early modern and modern Japan, the workshop aims at producing a critical, annotated translation detailing the salient ways in which this text has been both inspirational and controversial, as well as a series of essays analyzing a wide spectrum of voices in Japanese scholarship and preaching that have spoken on this work.

The current workshop will focus on a careful reading of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be presentations by participants in the first workshop related to modern commentaries by authors such as Akegarasu Haya (1911), Chikazumi Jōkan (1930), and Soga Ryōjin (1947), as well as important themes within the Tannishō itself.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/178681/workshop-summer-workshop-tannish%C5%8D-commentarial-materials-august-4

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[Work Shop] Summer Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials posted date:2017-05-10
Time:2017.08.04 ~ 2017.08.07
Location:Otani University, Kyoto

The Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University, together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ryūkoku University’s Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, announces the second in a series of workshops led by Mark Blum, Mitsuya Dake, and myself devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.

This current workshop will be held from August 4 to 7, 2017, at Otani University in Kyoto. The first workshop was held successfully in March 2017 in Berkeley and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year, in late March in Berkeley and early August in Kyoto, where it will be hosted alternately by Ōtani and Ryūkoku universities. Attendance at the first workshop is not a requirement for application to this one, but those who will be able to consistently attend through the course of the project will be particularly welcome.

Organized around close readings of the most influential materials produced in early modern and modern Japan, the workshop aims at producing a critical, annotated translation detailing the salient ways in which this text has been both inspirational and controversial, as well as a series of essays analyzing a wide spectrum of voices in Japanese scholarship and preaching that have spoken on this work.

The current workshop will focus on a careful reading of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be presentations by participants in the first workshop related to modern commentaries by authors such as Akegarasu Haya (1911), Chikazumi Jōkan (1930), and Soga Ryōjin (1947), as well as important themes within the Tannishō itself.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/178681/workshop-summer-workshop-tannish%C5%8D-commentarial-materials-august-4

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[Others] Sommer-Jugend-Retreat im Saarland posted date:2017-04-19
Time:2017.08.07 ~ 2017.08.13
Location:D-66693 Mettlach-Tünsdorf, Neumühle, Saarland

07. bis 13. August 2017 im Saarland

Nach nunmehr 10 wunderbaren Jahren Winter-Jugend-Retreat findet aufgrund hoher Nachfrage erstmalig ein SITA Sommer-Jugend-Retreat statt.
…für junge Leute bis ca. 30 Jahre.
Wir leben in einer Welt, in der gerade jungen Menschen unendlich viele Möglichkeiten offenstehen. Das ist einerseits eine wunderbare Chance – andererseits bringt es auch wahnsinnig viel Druck und Stress mit sich. HÖHER – SCHNELLER – BESSER scheint das Motto unserer Zeit zu sein, egal ob für Studierende, Young Professionals oder diejenigen von uns, die gerade nicht wissen, welche Entscheidung sie für ihren weiteren Weg treffen sollen. Im schnelllebigen und oft stressgeladenen Alltag junger Leute fehlt vor allem eines: Zeit und Raum, um einfach nur ZU SEIN.
Um ein Gefühl für die SITA Jugendprogramme zu bekommen, sieh Dir unser Video an, lies diesen Bericht von Karl-Ludwig Leiter, unserem Meditationslehrer oder höre ein Radio-Interview mit Hanna.

Wenn du Fragen hast, melde Dich gerne bei Susanne und Malwina unter youthwinterretreat@gmail.com.

Regelmäßige Updates zum SITA Sommer-Jugend-Retreat gibt es außerdem auf Facebook (BITTE TEILEN!). Wir freuen uns total auf Dich! Die Anmeldung findest Du weiter unten.

Preis: 390 Euro (inkl. Unterkunft in 2-3 Bettzimmern mit Etagenbad/WC, Vollpension und Seminarkosten und auf Wunsch Abholung vom Bahnhof Mettlach). Einzelzimmer nach Verfügbarkeit kosten 490 € (mit Bad/WC) . Gemeinschaftsschlafraum (bringe bitte eigene Unterlage, Schlafsack und Kissen mit) nach Verfügbarkeit 250 Euro.
Seminarleiter ist Karl-Ludwig Leiter.
Wo? Das Retreat findet in der Neumühle im Saarland statt.
Die Vorträge finden auf Englisch statt. Das Publikum kommt aus europäischen Ländern. Übersetzung ist gerne möglich.

Bei weiteren Fragen, bitte E-Mail an Malwina und Susanne senden: youthwinterretreat@gmail.com

Related Link:http://www.sitameditation.de/jugendprogramme/sommer-jugend-retreat/

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[Others] New books on Japanese Buddhism, Call for Reviewers posted date:2017-02-22
Time:2017.02.19

Please contact Erez Joskovich if you are interested in reviewing one of the following books:
Bowring, Richard J. In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860, 2017.
Stone, Jacqueline I. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan, 2016.

Reviewers should have demonstrated intellectual expertise and possess or be in the final stages of completion of a doctoral degree in a relevant field.

erez_j@berkeley.edu
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/167821/call-reviewers-new-books-japanese-buddhism

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[Others] The Barn Retreat: Six Day Meditation Retreat posted date:2016-12-15
Time:2017.01.15~2017.09.24
Location:Barn Retreat Centre

The Barn Retreat Centre runs Six Day Meditation Retreats every week of the year starting on Sundays. Please visit the booking page for dates and availability.

This classic Barn retreat schedule (see below) enables retreatants to develop a mindful approach to life, work and relationships. Reconnecting with the natural environment, and with enquiry and discussion in contemporary western Buddhism, retreatants increase awareness and understanding of themselves and others.

Accommodation and Community Living
Every retreatant has a single room. Living as a small community of up to 12 people (including 2 coordinators), we share household tasks, and cook and eat together. In the afternoons there is free time to practise individually: use our extensive library, talk to like minded people, or walk in our beautiful 550 acre Sharpham Estate. Evening meals are prepared individually or in groups.

Meditation
We provide six guided meditation sessions and also offer further guidance in meditation practice for beginners on request. Our experienced staff and visiting teachers help deepen your understanding of mindfulness based meditation and its relation to Buddhist philosophy.

Organic Gardening
We grow most of our own vegetables in our organic gardens. When on retreat you will be eating produce grown by previous retreatants, and being kept warm by the wood they chopped - the house is heated by a wood furnace. We therefore spend our mornings gardening and working in the woodlands. This is a chance to practise bringing the awareness cultivated in our meditation into meaningful activity, and to ensure that future retreatants enjoy fresh organic produce. This also helps us to keep our fees low. (NB. We cater for people with all physical abilities.)

Cost and how to book
Standard rate £270; Supported rate £205. (Full board) Click here for details about the supported rate and bursaries.
All rooms are single occupancy.
You can book easily and securely online below or by phoning 01803 732661 or by emailing us.

Related Link:http://www.sharphamtrust.org/Event-Details-Retreats/The-Barn-Retreat-Six-Day-Meditation-Retreat

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