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[Admission] MA Buddhist Art: History and Conservation posted date:2017-02-15
Time:Deadlines : 2017.03.20
Location: the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London wc2r 0rn, Uk

This MA is unique in combining the study of Buddhism, Buddhist art, and the techniques and conservation of Buddhist art. Offered by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at The Courtauld, the MA was established as a one-year degree in 2013. In order to build on and expand the strengths of the programme, the MA is changing in 2017 to a two-year degree taught in collaboration with SOAS.

Scholarships: The Ho Centre offers a significant number of substantial scholarships for the MA, awarded on the basis of merit and need.

For the further information, please see the link below

Related Link:http://courtauld.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/ma-buddhist-art-history-and-conservation

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   Conference
[Conference] The Body, Emotion, and Trauma: Contemplative Practice Across Cultures posted date:2017-02-15
Time:2017.03.03 9:00 ~ 18:00
Location:Brown University's Cogut Center

Anyone in the New England area is welcome to join us for a symposium on The Body, Emotion, and Trauma: Contemplative Practice Across Cultures (March 3, 2017) at Brown University's Cogut Center for the Humanities.
This conference brings together a group of scientists, clinicians, meditation teachers, and scholars from various academic disciplines to explore somatic and affective changes associated with Buddhist meditation.
Speakers include: Willoughby Britton, Brown University; Julia Cassiniti, Washington State University; Laurence Kirmayer, McGill University; Anne Klein, Rice University; Jared Lindahl, Brown University; Geoffrey Samuel, University of Sydney and Cardiff University, emeritus; Daniel Stuart, University of South Carolina; and David Treleaven, California Institute of Integral Studies.

For the further information, please see the link below

Related Link:https://www.brown.edu/academics/humanities/events/conferences-and-symposia/body-emotion-and-trauma-contemplative-practice-across-cultures

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[Conference] Diversity in the Dharma: Buddhist Women Engage Race and Exclusionary Politics in America posted date:2017-02-08
Time:2017.04.01 08:00 ~ 16:30
Location:University of the West 1409 N. Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770

Speakers: Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin, Pamela Ayo Yetunde
Join lay and monastic dharma practitioners from diverse communities to explore how the politics of race and exclusion can be understood and addressed through a lens of the Buddha's teachings. Learn how several dharma communities are turning exclusion into inclusion. Formulate an Action Plan for yourself or for your community toward a broader outreach inspired and undergirded by a deeper practice.
Program
San Francisco Zen Center
Against the Stream, Los Angeles, CA
East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland, CA
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Funie Hsu

Early Registration (ended January 15)
Laypersons $30 | Monastics/Students/Unemployed $10
Regular Registration January 16 - March 24
Laypersons $40 | Monastics/Students/Unemployed $20
Late Registration (after March 24) or at the door
Laypersons $50, Monastics/Students/Unemployed $20
Lay and Monastic Scholarships
Request an application, email susa@sakyadhitausa.org

For the further information, please see the link below

Related Link:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edgyk5tta92e7bb8&llr=w4vqasdab

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[Conference] Tathāgatagarbha-Related Materials in North China, 6th-7th Centuries posted date:2017-02-08
Time:2017.04.22
Location:Ho Center for Buddhist Studies 450 Serra Mall, Bldg 70, Room 71E Stanford

BY INVITATION ONLY
Hwei Tai Seminar: April 22-23, 2017

speaker: Wendi L. Adamek

Abstract:
In this seminar we examine tathāgatagarbha-related texts used in sites in 6th-7th century North China or written by figures active in that milieu. Selections include passages from the Nirvāṇa-sūtra, the Dasheng qixin lun 大乘起信論 (Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna), Jingying Huiyuan’s 淨影慧遠 (523-592) Dasheng yizhang 大乘義章 (Chapters on the Meaning of the Mahāyāna), a mortuary inscription for Huiyuan’s collaborator Huixiu 慧休 (547-646), and others.

Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:https://hcbss.stanford.edu/events/wendi-adamek-tath-gatagarbha-related-materials-north-china-6th-7th-centuries

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[Conference] Buddhism's Future Life - Secular Vision of Buddhism posted date:2017-01-18
Time:2017.05.27~2017.05.28
Location:Bodhicharya, Kinzigstr. 25-29, 10247 Berlin

Language:German
Theme:Jenseits des Buddhismus – eine säkulare Vision des Buddhismus
Speaker:Stephen Batchelor
Time:2017.05.27 10:00~18:00
2017.05.28 10:00~14:00
Fee:150,- Euro, erm. 110,- Euro
Registration:office@buddhistische-akademie-bb.de

For the further information, please see the link below

Related Link:http://www.buddhistische-akademie-bb.de/termine_AkademieSpezial.htm#stephen

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[Conference] "Buddhawort"- How Can We Find The Access to Traditional Buddhism Writings posted date:2017-01-18
Time:2017.04.01~2017.04.02
Location:PIBB, Tegeler Weg 4, 10589 Berlin

Language:German
Theme:Das ´Buddhawort` - Wie wir einen Zugang zu traditionellen buddhistischen Schriften finden können
Speaker: Michael Peterssen
Time:2017.04.01 10:00~18:00
2017.04.02 10:00~13:00
Fee:100,- Euro, erm. 80,- Euro
Deadline:2017.03.15
Registration:office@buddhistische-akademie-bb.de

For the further information, please see the link below



Related Link:http://www.buddhistische-akademie-bb.de/termine_AkademieSpezial.htm#stephen

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[Conference] Early Buddhism and the Four Great Vows, a seminar with Stephen Batchelor posted date:2017-01-18
Time:2017.03.04 09:30~16:30
Location:St Werburghs Community Centre, Bristol

A seminar with Stephen Batchelor author of 'After Buddhism'
The earliest Buddhist teachings can be understood as offering a means to transform oneself and society. Stephen argues that the presentation of Noble 'Truths' is a later interpretation of the early teachings and tends to direct attention towards dogma, which was never the Buddha's intention. He argues that these teachings reveal the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than metaphysicist, and shows how the four Noble Truths can become four integrated practices for awakened living that can be practised moment to moment.

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:http://www.westernchanfellowship.org/events-and-retreats/event-details-page/?EventID=297

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[Conference] MAR-AAR and SBL Undergraduate Symposium, "How Can Undergraduates Transform the Public Sphere as Public Intellectuals?" posted date:2016-11-01
Time:2017.03.15
Location:Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ

The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Academy of Religion (MAR-AAR) annual conference had particular success with our program of undergraduate panels running throughout the entire conference program. Dan Randazzo, the MAR-AAR Graduate Student Representative, hosted a session dedicated to speaking to undergraduates about prepping for the Graduate School process. Michael Canaris from Loyola University-Chicago spoke to undergraduates during the first Undergraduate Reception of MAR-AAR about what undergraduates could do with a Religious Studies major or minor. Dr. Canaris also conveyed to undergraduates how they could align other majors with a Religious Studies major or minor.

Due to the success of these recent annual conference activities in our region, MAR-AAR now has a healthy undergraduate community of students who are interested in pursuing religious studies and/or theology as a part of their Graduate studies. With the academic interests of undergraduates in mind, MAR-AAR and the SBL would like to begin an ongoing initiative to host an Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, which we would also like to see developed across other regions of the AAR. We envision this symposium as a one-day event that will create opportunities for our undergraduate community to pursue their interests in Religious Studies and/or theology.

Symposium Theme:
The Undergraduate symposium theme centers on the 2017 MAR-AAR conference theme, The Future of Religious and Theological Studies: What Is Our Responsibility as Public Intellectuals in Religious and Theological Scholarship? One of our responsibilities as public intellectuals in the field of religious and theological studies is to help undergraduates find their existential purpose for being. We hope to introduce undergraduates across and beyond the region to the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature by providing a space for undergraduates to connect with each other and also connect to esteemed scholars of the region. In fact, in the future, we envision a space at the annual American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature conference for undergraduates to share oral and multimedia presentations as well as an Undergraduate Reception that will help undergraduates connect with one another as they become a part of AAR or SBL. Hopefully they will continue to be a part of AAR or SBL throughout their respective graduate studies.

With the above in mind, this year’s symposium theme is, How Can Undergraduates Transform the Public Sphere as Public Intellectuals? Higher education once provided a venue for undergraduates to focus on developing their intellectual abilities to become productive members of society. Currently, academia as a business model plagues many of our undergraduate institutions as many students maintain too much attention on going through the necessary motions to merely attain the degree and pursue employment right after graduation.

Consequently, a de-valuing of undergraduates as scholars of research may potentially occur. Despite these unfortunate circumstances, many undergraduates pursue rigorous scholarship that has the ability to transform the public sphere. The symposium theme asks undergraduates to think about how their scholarship is and can be transformative for the public sphere to create a more just society. While we will give attention to proposals that focus on religious studies or theology, we welcome proposals across disciplines as we aim to create a venue for undergraduates to participate in rigorous scholarship and introduce undergraduates of all disciplines to the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature.

Plenary Address Speaker
John M. Lawton, Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs, The Community College of Baltimor
Related Link:http://www.mar-aarsbl.org/2017-maraar-undergrad-symposium/

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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
[Contribution] Art of Commentary (AAR 2017), Call for papers posted date:2017-02-15
Time:Deadline : 2017.03.01
Location:American Academy of Religion, 2017 Annual Meeting, Boston

The “Indian and Chinese Religions Compared” group of the American Academy of Religion will be hosting a session at this year’s annual meeting in Boston, Nov. 18-21. The theme of the session will be “The Art of Commentary,” and we welcome individual paper proposals (deadline March 1). For more information, please see below.
Venue:
American Academy of Religion, 2017 Annual Meeting, Boston, November 18-21.
Deadline:
Paper proposals are due by 5pm on Wednesday, March 1. Proposals should be submitted through AAR’s PAPERS system (https://papers.aarweb.org).
Questions?
Contact either of the co-chairs:
Dan Lusthaus
Michael S. Allen

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/165875/cfp-art-commentary-aar-2017

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[Contribution] Yogācāra Studies, Call for papaers posted date:2017-02-15
Time:Deadline : 2017.03.01 17:00
Location:Yogācāra Studies unit

The Call for Papers for the Yogācāra Studies Unit at the AAR annual meeting, 2017, is now open. Proposals should be submitted through the AAR’s PAPERS [https://papers.aarweb.org]
system.The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
The call is enclosed :

The Yogācāra Studies section welcomes proposals for papers sessions, individual papers,
and roundtables . At this year's Business Meeting, a number of proposals were put forward. We welcome submissions for these panels as well as suggestions for other topics.
We generally devote our dedicated session to discussion of a particular text. Suggestions for the texts included:

•Selected passages from the Triṃśikā and Its Commentaries. Anyone interested in participating in this panel should contact Roy Tzohar: roytzohar@gmail.com.
Other possible texts are:
Pramāṇa-viniścaya

•Santanāntara-siddhi

We also hope to co-chair a panel with another unit. Suggestions for such panels include:
•Yogācāra and Meditation (Anyone interested in participating in this panel should contact Karin Meyers at: karin.l.meyers@gmail.com)

•Yogācāra in the World: Social and Political Dimensions (Anyone interested in participating in this panel should contact Eyal Aviv at: aviv@email.gwu.edu)

•Yogācāra and popular Culture (Anyone interested in participating in this panel should contact Cat Pruitt, at: cat.prueitt@gmail.com)

•Yogācāra and Philosophy of Language

•Yogācāra and Philosophy of Mind

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/166075/cfp-yogac%C4%81ra-studies-unit-aar-2017

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[Contribution] The 1st Subul Scholarly Awards, Call for Applications posted date:2017-02-15
Time:Deadline : 2017.02.28
Location:Dongguk University

1. Topic: Ganhwa Seon
Research topic must be related to Ganhwa Seon, including its theories, principles, practice techniques, philosophy, socialization, application, and comparative relationship to other traditions or practices.
2. Award categories and prizes:
Grand Prize: Award of $10,000 US dollars to one winner
Outstanding Research Award: Award of $5,000 US dollars to one winner
Inspiring Research Award: Two awards of $2,500 US dollars each to two winners
3. Paper Style Guideline
Language: English (preferred), Korean, or Chinese
Required Document Format: Microsoft Word
*Press here to download the “Instructions for Preparing the Paper” / http://studyen.dongguk.edu/bbs/board.php?bo_table=study6_1&wr_id=3
The length of the paper may be no more than 10,000 words (including footnotes and references).
The following four terms should be standardized as indicated:
선/禪/Seon, 간화/看話/Ganhwa, 공안/公案/gongan, 화두/話頭/hwadu
4. Paper submission
Deadline for submitting papers: February 28, 2017.
Notification of winners: May 1, 2017.
Email your submission to jonghak@dgu.edu.

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/cfp-5th-international-ganhwa-seon-conference-and-1st-subul-scholarly-awards

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[Contribution] Seon (Chan, Zen) Buddhism: New Scholarly Perspectives, Call for papers posted date:2017-02-15
Time:Deadline : 2017.02.28
Location:Dongguk University

International Conference on Ganhwa Seon
1. Date: June 27-28, 2017
2. Venue: Dongguk University
3. Topic: Seon (Chan, Zen) Buddhism: New Scholarly Perspectives
Papers are solicited on the following topics: (1) the principles and practices of Seon (Chan/Zen) Buddhism; (2) the social, historical and cultural dimensions of Seon Buddhism; and (3) comparative perspectives on Seon Buddhism. Seon Buddhism is broadly defined and includes: Patriarchal Seon (祖師禪), Ganhwa Seon (看話禪), Seon of Silent Illumination (黙照禪), Chanting Seon (念佛禪), Seon tradition in Tiantai Buddhism and Tibetan Nyingma school.
4. Paper Style Guideline:
Language: English (preferred), Korean, or Chinese
Required document format: Microsoft Word
*Press here to download the “Instructions for Preparing the Paper” / http://studyen.dongguk.edu/bbs/board.php?bo_table=study6_1&wr_id=3
The length of the paper: no more than 10,000 words for English and Chinese (including footnotes and references), or 100-120 square manuscript pages with 200 characters of Korean (including footnotes and references).
5. Paper Submission:
The deadline for submitting complete papers: February 28, 2017.
Notification of accepted papers: April 10, 2017.
Email your submission to jonghak@dgu.edu.

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/cfp-5th-international-ganhwa-seon-conference-and-1st-subul-scholarly-awards

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[Contribution] AAR Annual Meeting Boston, MA, call for papaers posted date:2017-01-25
Time:Deadline: 2017.03.01
Location:John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, Massachussetts

Meeting Location
The 2017 AAR and SBL Annual Meetings will be held November 18-21, in Boston, Massachussetts. Registration and the Exhibit Hall will be located in the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. Academic sessions will be held in the Convention Center, Sheraton Boston, Marriott Copley Place, Hilton Boston Back Bay, and the Westin Copley Place. Registration and housing for the Annual Meeting will open in late March.
Guidelines for Submitting Proposals
• Step 1: Find a topic in the general Call for Proposals or Call of a specific Program Unit that interests you.
(https://papers.aarweb.org/program_units)

• Step 2: Determine which type of proposal you wish to submit.

o Paper proposal — A paper written by you (and possibly a coauthor) that you will present in response to a theme within a Program Unit’s Call.

o Papers session proposal — A proposal of a complete session of different papers on a theme, complete with its own description, abstract, a presider, paper presentations, and (optionally) a respondent. Presenters in a papers session must submit their proposals to the papers session organizer, who in turn is responsible for inputting them into the Program Administration Proposal, Evaluation, Review, and Submission (PAPERS) System .

o Roundtable session proposal — A proposal of a complete session, including a presider, list of panelists, and (optionally) a respondent; all of whom will speak (ex tempore) on a common theme.

• Step 3: Write your 1,000 word proposal and 150-word abstract. Paper sessions require a separate 1,000-word proposal and 150-word abstract for each paper in the session. The abstracts will be listed in the Online Program Book.

• Step 4: Submit your proposal via the method requested by the Program Unit no later than Tuesday, March 1. Most Program Units have elected to use the online PAPERS system only. A Participant Form is required for any proposal submitted outside of the online PAPERS system. Carefully note any audiovisual equipment you require before you submit your proposal.

For the further information, please see the link below

Related Link:https://papers.aarweb.org/content/general-call-instructions

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[Contribution] 18th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies posted date:2017-01-25
Time:Deadline: 2017.05.31
Location: Musashino University, Tokyo, Japan

Institute of Buddhist Studies’ faculty and community have long contributed and supported the work of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies (IASBS). IBS hosted the the 17th Biennial IASBS conference, and we are pleased to share the following information about the upcoming 18th Biennial Conference themed “Self-Benefit and Benefit of Others” in Pure Land Buddhism, at Musashino University in Tokyo, June 30 to July 2, 2017. More information is forthcoming; please see contact information below.
Preliminary Announcement
Date: Friday, June 30 – Noon of Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Theme: “Self-Benefit and Benefit of Others” in Pure Land Buddhism
Keynote speaker: Prof. Fumihiko Sueki (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University and International Research Center of Japanese Studies )
Language: English and Japanese
Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:http://www.shin-ibs.edu/iasbs-2017-announcement/

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[Contribution] Conference on the Shaolin Temple and Buddhism under the Northern Dynasties, Call for Papers posted date:2017-01-24
Time:Deadline: 2017.07.01


The Shaolin Temple, the Institute for Ethics and Religions Studies of Tsinghua University, the Center for Buddhist Studies of Peking University, the Institute of Buddhist Culture of China, have decided to jointly sponsor a “Conference on the Shaolin Temple and Buddhism under the Northern Dynasties” at the Shaolin Temple on Mount Song, Henan, between July 31 and August 2, 2017.

Interested scholars are encouraged to submit their proposals and C.V. to vicky.baker@ubc.ca by February 28, 2017.
A draft paper is expected by July 1, 2017 and may be written either in English or Chinese, the two working languages for this forum.
Fully completed papers are due by the end of 2017, to be included in the conference proceedings scheduled to appear by the end of 2018.


Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/162193/call-papers-conference-shaolin-temple-and-buddhism-under-northern

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[Contribution] The Third International Conference On the Wutai Cult, Call for Papers posted date:2017-01-24
Time:Deadline: 2017.03.01
Location:Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove, Mount Wutai

Primary Sponsor:The Wutai International Institute of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures
Secondary Sponsors: King’s College, University of London, UBC Buddhist Studies Forum
Host: Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove
Dates: August 8-10, 2017 (conference), August 11 (tour), 2017

The organizing committee welcomes paper proposals related to any aspect(s) of the multidisciplinary, inter-cultural, and interreligious connections between Mount Wutai/Clear and Cool and the Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra and the cult centered on Mañjuśrī or the Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra. Interested scholars are invited to email proposals and cvs to vicky.baker@ubc.ca by March 1, 2017.

For further information, please check the link below.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/162396/cfp-third-international-conference-wutai-cult

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[Contribution] "Critical Perspectives on Corporate Mindfulness" - Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, Call for papers posted date:2017-01-24
Time:Deadline: 2017.04.01

Ronald Purser and Edwin Ng will be guest editing a special issue for the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion on the theme “Critical Perspectives on Corporate Mindfulness.”

Deadlines for submissions will be April 1, 2017.
Online pre-publications will appear February 2018, and in print June 2018.

Here is a link to the Call for Papers: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/bes/rmsr-corporate-mindfulness

Related Link:http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/bes/rmsr-corporate-mindfulness

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[Contribution] Trade and translation of Buddhist material culture across Asia, Call for papers posted date:2017-01-04
Time:Deadline:2017.03.01
Location:University of Copenhagen

CFP- Trade and translation of Buddhist material culture across Asia
We are seeking participants to join a panel that explores trade in Buddhist things
The 9th Annual International ADI Conference University of Copenhagen, 26-28/6 2017

This panel calls for papers dealing with the translations and transformations of Buddhism in relation to the trade in Buddhist things.

Deadline for submitting abstracts to Marie Yoshida (marie.yoshida@nias.ku.dk) is 1 March 2017.
Please include in your submission:
• Name, institutional affiliation, short bio
• Abstract that clearly lays out the title, argument and methodology (approx 250 words)
• Intended panel (Trade and translation of Buddhist material culture across Asia)

Conveners and organizing committee will assess the submitted abstracts and inform you of the decision soon hereafter.


Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/159016/cfp-trade-and-translation-buddhist-material-culture-across-asia

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[Contribution] Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies v.12, Call for Papers posted date:2016-12-19
Time:Deadline: 2017.03.01
Location:David See Chai Lam Centre for International Communication


The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, published by the David See Chai Lam Centre for International Communication, is a scholarly peer-reviewed, open access, online journal covering all aspects of Buddhist studies. The editorial board recognizes the inherently interdisciplinary and international nature of contemporary Buddhist studies and is open to submissions from scholars working in, but not limited to, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and religious studies.

The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies welcomes articles on classical textual and intertextual analysis, including work on hagiography, Buddhist art, ritual, doctrinal questions and lineage formation, and work on contemporary Buddhist communities concerning, for example, the implications of fluid demographic transformations, cultural hybridity, and challenges associated with communal continuity of praxis and doctrine in a context of global mobilities. The submissions deadline for the twelfth edition (2017) is March 1, 2017.

Book reviews and articles for Canadian Buddhist Studies News Blog are also welcomed. For further information, please check out the CFP letter on H-Buddhism.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/155728/call-papers-canadian-journal-buddhist-studies-volume-12-2017

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[Contribution] International Max Planck Workshop, "Sangha Economies," Call for Papers posted date:2016-12-19
Time:Deadline: 2017.03.01
Location:The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany


The International Max Planck Workshop will be held on Sept. 21-22, 2017, in Halle/Saale, Germany. The topic is "Sangha Economies: Temple Organisation and Exchanges in Contemporary Buddhism." The organizers are looking forward to papers focusing on the sangha, its institutions, and its interactions with the laity. They are particularly interested in economic transactions that involve monks, priests and nuns within the classic Buddhist traditions of Theravada and Mahayana (Buddhist lay movements and lay practices that bypass the clergy are outside our focus).

For further information about the topic, please check the CFP letter on H-Buddhism (link below).

Papers are expected to be pre-circulated before the workshop and published for an edited volume or special journal issue by 15 January 2018. Please send abstracts of proposals by March 1, 2017 to three convenors: abrahms@eth.mpg.de, brumann@eth.mpg.de, switek@eth.mpg.de



Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/156488/cfp-international-max-planck-workshop-sangha-economies

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[Contribution] Essay Collection, "Sīmās: Histories, Practices, and Politics," Call for Contributions posted date:2016-12-01
Time:From Now on
Location:Whittier College


Jason A. Carbine and Erik Davis are in the process of completing a collection of essays dealing with sīmās. They are looking for two or three more contributors. If you are working on sīmās, and have interest in participating in the volume, please be in contact with them. Women and authors from Asia would especially be welcome.

Sīmās: Histories, Practices, and Politics.
Co-editors:
Jason A. Carbine, Whittier College, jcarbine@whittier.edu
Erik Davis, Macalester College, davise@macalester.edu

Prompting critical reflection across disciplinary boundaries (e.g., religious, historical, legal, political, art, economic, and ritual studies), as well as regional (e.g., South and Southeast Asian) and global distances, this collection addresses the topic of sīmās. Common in the Theravāda and Sāsana Buddhist cultures of Sri Lanka and mainland Southeast Asia, sīmās are traditionally consecrated boundaries for ordinations and other monastic rituals. Sīmās are thought to legitimate lineage, and function in many other social, religious, cultural, and political ways. The focus of a growing body of scholarly inquiry (from the seminal studies by Petra Kieffer-Pülz, to essays, dissertations, masters theses, etc.), a great deal of research remains to be done on this crucial, “local” category of Buddhist thought and practice. Papers may adopt any disciplinary or interdisciplinary method and mode of analysis (e.g., text-comparative, historical, ethnographic, art-historical, and political-analytical methods), and examine sīmās anywhere in the world, past or present. Papers that address ordination structures other than sīmās, such as kaidans, would also be welcome for consideration.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/154201/cfp-s%C4%ABm%C4%81s-histories-practices-and-politics

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[Contribution] C. Pierce Salguero, "Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern Sources, " Call for Contribution posted date:2016-10-17
Time:2017.06.30
Location:The Abington College of Penn State University


C. Pierce Salguero, Associate Professor of Asian History & Religious Studies, The Abington College of Penn State University, is producing a 62-chapter anthology of translations of texts related to Buddhism and medicine in premodern Asia. This project has involved 55 contributors from Buddhist Studies, History of Medicine, and related fields. Although strongest in India, China, and Japan, the volume has pan-Asian coverage—including contributions from Thailand, Burma, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Korea. It will be published in the first half of next year as: C Pierce Salguero (ed.), Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology (Columbia University Press, 2017).

He is now looking for a companion volume covering the early modern and modern periods (say, roughly, 1600 to the present). In addition to text from Asia, European accounts of Buddhist healing are also welcome (from missionaries or colonial authorities, for example). Contributors should produce accessible translations of texts or parts thereof that focus on any aspect of Buddhist engagement with healing, medicine, disease, or health writ large. The translations can be quite short (one contribution to the current volume was one page long) or quite long (up to 20-25 pages), and each should be accompanied by a introduction of 1000 words maximum. The target audience is advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers with an interest in Buddhism and health.

Contact salguero@psu.edu to discuss the particulars in more detail.

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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)
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[Contribution] The 5th International Ganhwa Seon Conference, Call for Papers posted date:2016-08-22
Time:Until 2017.02.28
Location:Dongguk University, Korea

Topic: Seon (Chan, Zen) Buddhism: New Scholarly Perspectives

Papers are solicited on the following topics: (1) the principles and practices of Seon (Chan/Zen) Buddhism; (2) the social, historical and cultural dimensions of Seon Buddhism; and (3) comparative perspectives on Seon Buddhism. Seon Buddhism is broadly defined and includes: Patriarchal Seon (祖師禪), Ganhwa Seon (看話禪), Seon of Silent Illumination (黙照禪), Chanting Seon (念佛禪), Seon tradition in Tiantai Buddhism and Tibetan Nyingma school.

Paper Style Guideline:

1. Language: English (preferred), Korean, or Chinese
2. Required document format: Microsoft Word
3. The length of the paper: no more than 10,000 words for English and Chinese (including footnotes and references), or 100-120 square manuscript pages with 200 characters of Korean (including footnotes and references).

Paper Submission:

1. The deadline for submitting complete papers: February 28, 2017.
2. Notification of accepted papers: April 10, 2017.
3. Email submission to jonghak@dgu.edu.

About 15 papers will be accepted, and selected scholars will be provided with round-trip economy airfare to Seoul and hotel accommodations. Papers have already been published or scheduled for publication are not eligible to be submitted.
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   Course
[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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   Lecture
[Lecture] Through the Eyes of Another: Visions of Arhats in Song-Dynasty China posted date:2017-02-15
Time:2017.04.19 17:00
Location:308A Doe Memorial Library, Berkeley, CA 94704

Crafted between 1178 and 1188 for ritual use in a small temple near Ningbo, the one hundred hanging scrolls of the Five Hundred Arhats (Daitokuji, Kyoto, Japan) possess a striking peculiarity: more often than not, the set’s eponymous semi-divine monks are simply shown gazing. They gaze at natural wonders, they gaze at supernatural feats performed by their peers, they gaze at episodes from the mytho-history of Buddhism, and most importantly, they gaze even at paintings...

Speaker: Phillip E. Bloom
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[Lecture] Female Bodily Sacrifice and the Absence of Men: Filial Figuration in Song, Jin, and Liao Tombs posted date:2017-02-15
Time:2017.03.23 17:00
Location:308A Doe Memorial Library, UC Berkeley

Among the pantheon of filial offspring in China, a striking if overlooked figure is the wife of Wang Wuzi, or Wang Wuzi Qi 王武子妻, who offers her flesh to cure her sick mother-in-law through an act of filial thigh cutting, or gegu 割股. While the paradox of gegu as being both an act of filial caring towards one’s parents and an act of unfilial neglect towards the parental gift of the body has attracted the attention of scholars both medieval and modern, a close analysis of its figural representation remains to be done. Images of Wang Wuzi Qi are particularly intriguing since they appear across a variety of funerary media from Song, Jin, and Liao period tombs, ranging across painted murals, engraved stone slabs, painted carved bricks, carved low relief tiles, and three-dimensional tableaux of clay figurines...
Speaker:Winston Kyan


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[Lecture] Why does the Dalai Lama say he is "Son of Nālandā" posted date:2017-02-15
Time:2017.03.03 19:30 ~ 21:00
Location:UC, Berkeley

Prof. Robert Thurman delivers the inaugural ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World

The Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) at UC Berkeley in collaboration with the Vedanta Society Berkeley (VSB) are proud to launch a new lecture series on religion in the modern world. Titled the ISAS-VSB Lectures on Religion in the Modern World, this series seeks to invite distinguished scholars of world religions to campus with the aim of improving and diversifying conversations about the role of religion in modern societies.
Speaker: Robert A. F. Thurman
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
Event is FREE and open to the public.

For the further information, please see the link below
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[Lecture] Buddhist Maṇḍalas and Narratives of Enlightenment posted date:2017-02-15
Time:2017.03.02 17:00
Location:308A Doe Memorial Library

Buddhist Studies/Art History Lecture
Buddhist Maṇḍalas and Narratives of Enlightenment

Throughout the twentieth century, scholarly and popular interpretations of Buddhist maṇḍalas emphasized their status as expressions of the human psyche. By virtue of their circular form, they were considered to represent the wholeness of the self. Shifting the discourse from one focused upon the human subject to one that instead places the Buddha’s experience at the forefront, this talk analyzes eighth to tenth century Buddhist maṇḍalas from Dunhuang (Gansu Province, China) as embodiments of the Buddha’s own awakening, in particular narratives of enlightenment that emerged within the context of esoteric Buddhism....
Speaker: Michelle C. Wang

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[Lecture] Annual Ryukoku Lecture: Mazumi Mitani (2) posted date:2017-02-15
Time:2017.03.22 18:00 ~ 21:00
Location:Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS)

The 2017 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered on the afternoons of March 20 and 22. Prof. Mazumi Mitani will discuss “The Otani Kozui Expeditions and their Impact on Buddhist Studies”
Event Category: Public Lecture
Event Tags: Ryukoku Lecture
Organizer : Institute of Buddhist Studies
Phone: 510-809-1444
Email: instituteofbuddhiststudies@shin-ibs.edu
Website: shin-ibs.edu

For the further information, please see the link below
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[Lecture] Annual Ryukoku Lecture: Mazumi Mitani (1) posted date:2017-02-15
Time:2017.03.20 18:00 ~ 21:00
Location:Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS)

The 2017 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered on the afternoons of March 20 and 22. Prof. Mazumi Mitani will discuss “The Otani Kozui Expeditions and their Impact on Buddhist Studies”
Event Category: Public Lecture
Event Tags: Ryukoku Lecture
Organizer: Institute of Buddhist Studies
Phone: 510-809-1444
Email: instituteofbuddhiststudies@shin-ibs.edu
Website: shin-ibs.edu

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[Lecture] The lost books of China: A view from Khara-khoto posted date:2017-02-08
Time:2017.05.04 18:00 ~ 19:30
Location:Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

Speaker:Imre Galambos

Abstract:
In 1908 the Russian explorer P. K. Kozlov discovered amidst the sand-buried ruins of Khara-khoto (Heishuicheng, Inner Mongolia) an enormous quantity of manuscripts and printed books mainly written in Chinese and Tangut. The material recovered by the Russian expedition was immediately shipped to St. Petersburg but subsequent excavations brought to light additional fragments which are today held in Britain and China. The material is mainly Buddhist in content but there are also many other types of texts, including histories...

Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu

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[Lecture] Objects of Conversion, Relics of Resistance posted date:2017-02-08
Time:2017.05.18 18:00 ~ 19:30
Location:Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Speaker: Alexandra Kaloyanides

"Objects of Conversion, Relics of Resistance: Religious Transformation at the Nineteenth-Century American Baptist Mission to Burma"

Abstract:
The story of the American Baptist mission to Burma is a story of conversion—both failed and sweeping. The Burmese energetically resisted Christian efforts throughout the nineteenth-century and instead promoted Buddhism as their primary source of national sovereignty. Lavish reproductions of Buddhist texts and prominent pagoda construction projects fortified Buddhist identity through the country...

For the further information, please see the link below
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[Lecture] Monks and Merchants: How to spread Buddhism posted date:2017-02-08
Time:2017.03.16 18:00 ~19:30
Location:Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

Shinnyo-en Visiting Professor Lecture
Speaker : Jens-Uwe Hartmann

TALK SUMMARY
The exact date of the Buddha is unknown, but the stone inscriptions of the famous emperor Aśoka prove the existence of Buddhism in the middle of the 3rd century BCE, and they already indicate its wide spread...

Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu
This event belongs to the following series: Shinnyo-en Visiting Professor Lectures

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[Lecture] Faith in Paper: Printed Talismans and Inscribed Oaths in Premodern Japanese Religion posted date:2017-02-08
Time:2017.03.09 12:00 ~ 13:20
Location:BUILDING 70, ROOM 72A, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RELIGIOUS STUDIES FACULTY, GRADUATE STUDENTS, AND STANFORD-AFFILIATED GUESTS.REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Speaker: D. Max Moerman (Barnard College and Columbia University)

Abstract:
This presentation examines the articulation of religion within the social domain through an analysis of the ritual, legal, visual, and material culture of oaths inscribed on printed talismans produced at temples and shrines in premodern Japan. Such talismans were affixed to buildings to protect them from fire and burglary, worn on persons to protect them from all range of misfortune, and burned and ingested while taking an oath...

Contact Email: buddhiststudies@stanford.edu

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[Lecture] Lothar Ledderose: "Writing on Mountains to Save the World" posted date:2017-01-25
Time:2017.03.02 18:00 ~ 19:30
Location:HARTLEY CONFERENCE CENTER, MITCHELL EARTH SCIENCE BUILDING, Stanford University

TALK SUMMARY
In the sixth century Buddhist monks in present-day Shandong engraved Buddha names and excerpts from Sutra texts onto rocky cliffs under the open sky. This is a unique phenomenon in China, and perhaps in the world. With their land art the monks created a realm of the Buddha.
The lecture will explore, how the stone inscriptions were used in meditation, how with these inscriptions holy sites were transferred from India and recreated on the Chinese mountains, and how colophons guided the thoughts of the faithful and established a politico-religious context.

Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu

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[Lecture] Lothar Ledderose: "The Remarkable Diamond Sutra of Mount Tai and its Carved Colophons" posted date:2017-01-25
Time:2017.03.04 13:00 ~ 16:00
Location:Stanford University

Mount Tai in China’s Shandong Province has been a center of religious worship for over 3,000 years. As the “Most Revered of the Five Sacred Mountains,” it has attracted Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian pilgrims, many of whom left inscriptions carved on the stone faces of the mountain. In a side valley, there is a less well-known, but equally dramatic, sixth century engraving of the famous Buddhist Diamond Sutra. The characters cover an area of about eighteen hundred square meters. It is the largest sutra text under the open sky in China...

Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu
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[Lecture] Alexandra Kaloyanides: "Sanctifying Prison Grounds: The Visual Culture of Burma's Let Ma Yoon" posted date:2017-01-25
Time:2017.02.23 12:00 ~ 13:20
Location:BUILDING 70, ROOM 72A, Stanford University

Religious Studies Colloquium: Alexandra Kaloyanides, Post-doc in the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies
Abstract:
In 2013, thousands of American Baptists traveled to Burma to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the arrival of Ann and Adoniram Judson, the United States’ first intercontinental missionaries and the evangelists credited with establishing Burma’s Baptist church. Featured among the visited sacred Christian and Buddhist sites were the grounds of Let Ma Yoon prison, where Adoniram was incarcerated by King Bagyidaw during the First Anglo-Burmese War, 1824–1826. These grounds have been attracting Protestant pilgrims since at least the 1870s, and Let Ma Yoon has been depicted in detailed illustrations in the American press since 1853....

Contact Email: buddhiststudies@stanford.edu
NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RELIGIOUS STUDIES FACULTY, GRADUATE STUDENTS, AND STANFORD-AFFILIATED GUESTS

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[Lecture] Ester Bianchi: "Teaching Tibetan Buddhism in Chinese on behalf of Mañjuśrī: The case of the Larung gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy in Sertar" posted date:2017-01-25
Time:2017.02.21 18:00 ~ 19:30
Location:BUILDING 70, ROOM 72A, Stanford University

Abstract:
In the year 1987, Jigme Phuntsok, founder of the Larung gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy in Sertar (Sichuan), led hundreds of disciples on pilgrimage to Mt. Wutai, suggesting that Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva himself had invited him to go there. Many Han Chinese then followed him back to Sertar, which became a place of retreat and a pilgrimage spot for thousands of Chinese devotees ever since. Works and textbooks produced at Larung gar are also employed to instruct Han Chinese practitioners in different Buddhist centres in China, Taiwan and abroad. The principal objective of the present study is to outline the spread of Larung gar dzok chen teachings among Chinese speaking practitioners both in Sertar and beyond. I will focus on the history of the Larung gar in Sertar, seen as a place of practice for Han Chinese followers, and will then analyse the contents and strategies of its teaching activities. Special attention shall be paid to the specific dzok chen doctrines and practices that are transmitted to Han Chinese monastics and lay Buddhists. To conclude, an attempt shall be made to understand reasons, backgrounds and implications of this growing contemporary phenomenon.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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[Lecture] Buddhism & Technology—Unleashing the Power of Amida’s Vow posted date:2017-01-25
Time:2017.03.02 13:00 ~ 17:00
Location:San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North 5th Street San Jose, CA 95112

SAN JOSE BUDDHIST CHURCH | SYMPOSIUM: BUDDHA AT WORK
BCA CENTER FOR BUDDHIST EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

EVENT DETAILS
Moderator: Rev. Marvin Harada
Co-Director, BCA Center for Buddhist Education
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Presented in conjunction with the
Buddhist Churches of America Ministers Association & National Council Meetings
Theme: Buddhism & Technology—Unleashing the Power of Amida’s Vow
Contact: cbe@bcahq.org Phone: (510) 809-1460
www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org
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[Lecture] The Remarkable Diamond Sutra of Mount Tai and its Carved Colophons posted date:2017-01-06
Time:2017.03.04 13:00 ~ 16:00
Location:Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

Mount Tai in China’s Shandong Province has been a center of religious worship for over 3,000 years. As the “Most Revered of the Five Sacred Mountains,” it has attracted Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian pilgrims, many of whom left inscriptions carved on the stone faces of the mountain. In a side valley, there is a less well-known, but equally dramatic, sixth century engraving of the famous Buddhist Diamond Sutra. The characters cover an area of about eighteen hundred square meters. It is the largest sutra text under the open sky in China.

SPEAKER BIO
Lothar Ledderose is Senior Professor of East Asian art history at Heidelberg University and member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For the further information, please seeing the link below

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[Lecture] Writing on Mountains to Save the World posted date:2017-01-06
Time:2017.03.02 18:30 ~ 19:30
Location:Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

TALK SUMMARY
In the sixth century Buddhist monks in present-day Shandong engraved Buddha names and excerpts from Sutra texts onto rocky cliffs under the open sky. This is a unique phenomenon in China, and perhaps in the world. With their land art the monks created a realm of the Buddha.

SPEAKER BIO
Lothar Ledderose is Senior Professor of East Asian art history at Heidelberg University and member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. His books include Mi Fu and the Classical Tradition of Chinese Calligraphy, 1979 (Chinese translation, 2008), and Ten Thousand Things. Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art, 2000 (Chinese translation, 2005). He is presently directing a research project on the Buddhist Stone Sutras in China. In 2005 he was awarded the Balzan Price.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Contact Email:
tanya@stanford.edu

For the further information, seeing the link below
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[Lecture] Alexandra Kaloyanides: "Objects of Conversion, Relics of Resistance" posted date:2017-01-04
Time:2017.05.18 18:00 ~ 19:30
Location:Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

"Objects of Conversion, Relics of Resistance: Religious Transformation at the Nineteenth-Century American Baptist Mission to Burma"
Abstract:
The story of the American Baptist mission to Burma is a story of conversion—both failed and sweeping.The Burmese energetically resisted Christian efforts throughout the nineteenth-century and instead promoted Buddhism as their primary source of national sovereignty.

Speaker:Alexandra Kaloyanides
Event Sponsor: Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, Department of Religious Studies
Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu

For further information, seeing the link below

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[Lecture] Jens-Uwe Hartmann: "Monks and Merchants: How to spread Buddhism" posted date:2017-01-04
Time:2017.03.16 18:00~ 19:30
Location:Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

TALK SUMMARY
The exact date of the Buddha is unknown, but the stone inscriptions of the famous emperor Aśoka prove the existence of Buddhism in the middle of the 3rd century BCE, and they already indicate its wide spread. One or two centuries later the earliest Buddhist archaeological remains add another amazing dimension to this picture: they reveal a network of stupas, huge constructions that were often adorned with splendid stone carvings...

Speaker:Jens-Uwe Hartmann
Event Sponsor: Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford
Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu
This event belongs to the following series:Shinnyo-en Visiting Professor Lectures

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[Lecture] 2017 Khyentse Lecture in Tibetan Buddhism posted date:2017-01-04
Time:2017.02.23 17:00
Location:UC Berkeley

2017 Khyentse Lecture in Tibetan Buddhism
Leonard van der Kuijp, Harvard University
Toll Room, Alumni House
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[Lecture] Paul Rouzer:Troping Dharmas: Buddhism as Poetic Practice posted date:2017-01-04
Time:2017.04.17 16:30-18:00
Location:Room 207, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511

主講人 * Prof. Paul Rouzer (Professor of Asian Languages & Literatures, Univeristy of Minnesota)
主辦單位 * Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University
【CEAS Colloquium Series】
The analysis of the role of Buddhism in Chinese poetry has tended to focus on how philosophical concepts espoused by the faith (Emptiness, Non-Duality, Impermanence) may have influenced the aesthetic underpinning of the poem. This lecture argues that we should focus instead on poetic practice itself and on the ways in which poems with Buddhist content create explicit meaning for their author and audience. Since Buddhist lore had become a form of shared cultural knowledge in the medieval period, poets could rely on this material when employing various modes of expression: witty, didactic, allusive, or emotive. Rereading such verse with particular attention to specific rhetorical style allows us to see more clearly the role of Buddhism in many medieval Chinese texts: not as a predominant metaphysical response to the world, but as a form of coded cultural communication that pervaded literary performance.
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[Lecture] Thubten Chodron, "Robed Warriors" Series at Smith College posted date:2016-10-03
Time:April 8-13, 2017
Location:The Five Colleges, USA

The ven. Thubten Chodron is abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Washington, a monastic residence for nuns in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She was ordained in 1977 and was among the first women in the Tibetan tradition to receive full ordination in Taiwan. Her many books include Don't Believe Everything You Think; Open Heart, Clear Mind; Taming the Mind; Buddhism for Beginners; Working with Anger; Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path; Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig; and How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator. She co-authored Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and An Open-Hearted Life with psychologist Russell Kolts. She has edited several books and taught all over the world.

The "Robed Warriors" program brings to the Five Colleges four prominent Buddhist monastic women whose work has transformed contemporary Buddhist practice and the world beyond. This year-long series of visiting scholars comprises five public talks, several class visits, a student seminar, a faculty seminar and a Smith College short-term Kahn Institute program. Each visiting scholar will be in residence for one to two weeks, with Smith College as the home base.

Schedule of Events Featured ven. Thubten Chodron:

April 8, 9 am - 4 pm
Neilson Library, Smith College
Kahn Institute faculty seminar

April 10, 6 pm
Seelye 207, Smith College
"A Nun Goes to Prison: How a Buddhist Nun Brings Compassion to the Incarcerated"

April 13, 5:30 pm
Philosophy Study, Smith College
Five College Buddhist Studies faculty seminar



Related Link:https://www.smith.edu/buddhism/robedwarriors.php

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[Lecture] Dr. Yifa, "Robed Warriors" Series at Smith College posted date:2016-10-03
Time:February 28 - March 9, 2017
Location:The Five Colleges, USA

The ven. Dr. Yifa is abbess of Woodenfish Foundation (Taiwan), a lawyer and a scholar of philosophy and religious studies. She is a leader in interreligious dialogue, Buddhist education and in advocacy for women's health and women's rights. Her work has been central to the development of Buddhist political, educational and charitable work in East Asia.

The "Robed Warriors" program brings to the Five Colleges four prominent Buddhist monastic women whose work has transformed contemporary Buddhist practice and the world beyond. This year-long series of visiting scholars comprises five public talks, several class visits, a student seminar, a faculty seminar and a Smith College short-term Kahn Institute program. Each visiting scholar will be in residence for one to two weeks, with Smith College as the home base.

Schedule of Events Featured Dr. Yifa:

February 28, 6 pm
Seelye 207, Smith College
"Buddhism in Contemporary China"

March 1
2:00–3:20 pm, Hampshire College
Class visit to "Buddhism and the Environment,"
5 pm, Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College
"Buddhism in Current China", a public lecture

March 4, 9 am - 4 pm
Neilson Library, Smith College
Kahn Institute faculty seminar

March 6, 6 pm
Seelye 207, Smith College
"Buddhism in Contemporary China"

March 7, 5:15 pm
Seelye 106, Smith College
"Empowerment of Women in Buddhism"

March 9, 5:30 pm
Philosophy Study, Smith College
Five College Buddhist Studies faculty seminar



Related Link:https://www.smith.edu/buddhism/robedwarriors.php

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[Lecture] "Robed Warriors" Series at Smith College posted date:2016-10-03
Time:2016.10.12 ~ 2017.04.13
Location:Smith College, USA


Smith College is to announce the Robed Warriors program, a series of lectures, workshops, and practicum that brings to the Five Colleges four prominent Buddhist monastic women whose work has transformed contemporary Buddhist practice and the world beyond. This year-long series of visiting scholars comprises five public talks, several class visits, a student seminar, a faculty seminar and a Smith College short-term Kahn Institute program. Each visiting scholar will be in residence for one to two weeks, with Smith College as the home base.

These visiting scholars will explore topics ranging from the impact of Buddhist monastics on health care and hospice services, the design of charitable NGOs, cognitive science, values education and feminism to the envisioning of religious life.

Students and scholars in the cognitive and medical sciences, in anthropology, sociology, religious studies, gender studies, South and East Asian Studies and philosophy will find these events of interest. More broadly, the public lectures will appeal to anyone interested in large questions about the role of religion in world culture and the ways in which attitudes and practices that impact our lives can grow out of unlikely sources. More information, schedules of events, etc. can be found at https://www.smith.edu/buddhism/robedwarriors_scholars.php.
Related Link:https://www.smith.edu/buddhism/robedwarriors.php

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[Reading Club] "Jñānaśrīmitra’s Sākārasiddhiśāstra," with Prof. Harunaga Isaacson posted date:2016-12-05
Time:2017.03.02 ~ 2017.03.28
Location:Mahidol University, Thailand


Prof. Harunaga Isaacson (Hamburg University) will conduct the 3rd instalment of the Ratnākara Readings at Mahidol University, during March 2017. This year he will continue with the Sākārasiddhiśāstra of Jñānaśrīmitra, reading Chapter 2. This little studied text is an extraordinary philosophical compendium, offering a pramāṇa-infused exegesis of a number of important Buddhist sources (including the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā, the Pramāṇavārttika, the Madhyāntavibhaṅga, and the Ratnagotravibhāga), in the light of the position of Sākāravijñānavāda.

Timetable:
March 2017, from 13.00 to 16.00 on the following days: 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th.

Venue:
International PhD Programme in Buddhist Studies, Department of Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (Room yet to be decided).

If you are interested in participating, or if you have any further queries, please contact the Program director, Mattia Salvini (prasajya@gmail.com).
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/155481/event-ratn%C4%81kara-readings-2017-j%C3%B1%C4%81na%C5%9Br%C4%ABmitra%E2%80%99s-s%C4%81k%C4%81rasiddhi%C5%9B%C4%81stra

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   Scholarship
[Scholarship] Chung-Hwa Institute Fellowship for Graduate Students posted date:2017-01-18
Time:Deadline: 2017.03.01
Location:Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies

The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies has launched an annual fellowship program for graduate students who are working on pre-modern Chinese Buddhism. This fellowship is to support MA thesis research, PhD dissertation research and PhD dissertation writing.

For Master Students:
The fellowship will be awarded to students at two stages of research:
The fellowship will be awarded to students for thesis writing for a grant of up to US $3000.

For PhD. Students:
The fellowship will be awarded to students at three stages of research:
Pre-generals reconnaissance research: up to US $4,000
Post-generals dissertation research: up to US $10,000
Dissertation writing: up to US $10,000

Contact E-mail: grant@chibs.edu.tw

For the further information, please see the links below
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/161800/fellowship-fellowship-graduate-students-chibs

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[Scholarship] Student Scholarships Available posted date:2017-01-11
Time:2017.03.01
Location:Institute of Buddhist Studies

The Hongwanji Scholarship Award
Thanks to the generous support of the Jōdo Shinshū Hongwanji-ha, IBS is pleased to offer an annual scholarship to one qualified student enrolled in either the Master of Buddhist Studies or Master of Divinity degree program. This scholarship is awarded to a student in need who shows exceptional academic promise or a history of religious leadership with a clear vision of how she/he will apply their education at the IBS post-graduation as a scholar, minister, or chaplain. The applicant must intend to enroll as a full-time student for the duration of the year of the award; the award will at minimum cover 50% of full-time tuition for a full academic year. Award recipients will be profiled in the Buddhist Churches of America’s Wheel of Dharma and on the IBS website.

Application materials must be received no later than March 1. Applications should include:
1. Hongwanji Scholarship Award application (available via the IBS website);
2. IBS financial aid application (available via the IBS website);
3. Cover letter addressed to the Scholarship Committee detailing why the applicant is qualified for the award, what her/his goals are in the IBS program, and what contribution she/he hopes to make post-graduation in a specific community or academic field;
4. Current resume or curriculum vitae;
5. Two letters of recommendation (they may be the same letters used for application to the degree program).

For the further information, please see the link below.
Related Link:http://www.shin-ibs.edu/student-scholarships-available/

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   Work Shop
[Workshop] Woodenfish Dunhuang Buddhist Studies Workshop 2017 posted date:2017-01-24
Time:2017.06.15 ~ 2017.06.26
Location:Mogao, Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China

Speakers:
Angela F. Howard, Professor Emerita, Rutgers University.
Stephen F. Teiser, Professor, Princeton University.
Sarah E. Fraser, Professor, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

The seminar is mainly for graduate student and early career scholars, but established scholars are also invited to apply. Successful applicants will get tuition, room and board covered by the organizers.

Co-organized by the Woodenfish Foundation and Dunhuang Academy (敦煌研究院)

Application deadline: April 1st.
Apply here: woodenfish.org/dunhuang2017

For the further information, seeing the link below

Related Link:http://www.woodenfish.org/dunhuang2017

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[Work Shop] Ho Center for Buddhist Studies Graduate Student Workshop posted date:2017-01-04
Time:2017.04.20
Location:Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford

Speakers:
Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary)
Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple University)
Stuart Young (Bucknell University)

Event Sponsor: Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford
Contact Email: tanya@stanford.edu
This event belongs to the following series:Conferences and Workshops

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For the further information, seeing the link below

Related Link:https://hcbss.stanford.edu/events/ho-center-buddhist-studies-graduate-student-workshop

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[Work Shop] Theravada Civilizations Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Workshop posted date:2016-11-21
Time:2017.03.15
Location:University of Toronto

The Theravada Civilizations Project is pleased to announce plans for an intensive Doctoral and Post-doctoral workshop, which will be held on March 15, one day prior to the Association for Asian Studies, March 16-19, 2017 at the University of Toronto. We will pay for roundtrip airfare and two nights in a hotel, March 14 and 15.

The Theravada Civilizations Project is comprised of a group of scholars from numerous institutions. Since these members and other scholars in the field are based at many different locations, graduate students preparing their dissertations and post-doctoral students converting their PhD to a book do not have the opportunity to present and gain detailed feedback on their work from several experts in the field.

This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students and post-doctoral academics in the humanities and social sciences who engage some aspects of Theravada classical and/or vernacular literature and/or research aspects of Theravada history and cultural practice among South or Southeast Asian communities. Participants will be (i) developing dissertation proposals, or (ii) in the early to middle phases of research and dissertation writing, or (iii) revising recent dissertations for publication.

Applicants should send a current cv and a ten-page proposal to s-collins@uchicago.edu by 1 Jan., 2017.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/153107/cfp-theravada-civilizations-doctoral-and-post-doctoral-workshop

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[Others] Großes Dharma Sommercamp im Meditationshaus Semkye Ling posted date:2017-02-15
Time:2017.07.20 ~ 2017.07.30
Location:Tibetisches Zentrum

Dharma Summer camp in Germany
Speaker: Geshe Pema Samten
In July, 2017, there is a 5th huge Dharma Summer camp! We welcome the fifth Geshes from India. The activities will last for ten days. Let's stay together with monk Pema Samten!

Info:
Fax: 05193/ 527 10
Web: sl@tibet.de
Tel: 05193-9821809 und 05193-52511

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:https://www.tibet.de/sommercamp/

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[Others] Call for Pictures and Other Original Resources about Master Taixu (太虚) for his 70th Death Anniversary posted date:2017-02-15
Time:Deadline : 2017.05.01
Location:The Buddhist Association of China

Call for Pictures and Other Original Resources about Master Taixu (太虚) for his 70th Death Anniversary

2017 is the 70th anniversary of Master Taixu (太虚,pinyin: Tàixū; Wade–Giles: T'ai Hsü, 1890-1947)’s death. The Buddhist Association of China (BCA; 中国佛教协会) will sponsor a series of activities to celebrate this anniversary.
If you could reach the pictures or other original resources about Taixu, e.g., those published in the old journals, you are welcome to contact us before May 1, 2017. We would be happy to pay for the copyright and other related fees, including but not limited to photocopying and filming.
Contact Email: shaojiade@gmail.com (SHAO Jiade)

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/166451/request-call-pictures-and-other-original-resources-about-master

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[Others] Seeking Accreditation Visit posted date:2017-01-18
Time:2017.02.28 ~ 2017.03.02
Location:Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS)

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is seeking accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission. A visiting team will be on campus from February 28 to March 2. More details are forthcoming. Please contact Scott Mitchell, Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs, for more information. (scott@shin-ibs.edu)

For the further information, please see the link below
Related Link:http://www.shin-ibs.edu/event/seeking-accreditation-visit/

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[Others] NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day posted date:2016-12-26
Time:2017.03.13 ~ 2017.03.14
Location:George Washington University and Capitol Hill

This National Humanities Alliance yearly event provides opportunities for participants to connect with a growing network of humanities leaders from around the country; communicate the value of humanities research, education, programming, and preservation to Members of Congress; explore national humanities policy; and become year-round advocates for the humanities. Sessions and events will be held at George Washington University and on Capitol Hill. Registration is now open!

A block of rooms at the Capitol Hill Hotel is reserved for participants at a discounted rate of $249/night on March 11–15. Click the hotel registration link on the confirmation page after checkout or visit http://www.nhalliance.org/ and follow the booking link on the Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day page. Availability is limited and hotel reservations must be made no later than February 9, 2017.
Related Link:https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1917493

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[Others] 1st Subul Scholarly Awards, Call for Applications posted date:2016-11-21
Time:Deadline: 2017.02.28
Location:5th International Conference on Ganhwa Seon, Seoul


Winners of the Subul Scholarly Awards must present their papers at the 5th International Conference on Ganhwa Seon (roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations will be provided). Papers will be published in an anthology.

1. Topic: Ganhwa Seon
Research topic must be related to Ganhwa Seon, including its theories, principles, practice techniques, philosophy, socialization, application, and comparative relationship to other traditions or practices.

2. Award categories and prizes:
-Grand Prize: Award of $10,000 US dollars to one winner
-Outstanding Research Award: Award of $5,000 US dollars to one winner
-Inspiring Research Award: Two awards of $2,500 US dollars each to two winners

3. Paper Style Guideline
-Language: English (preferred), Korean, or Chinese
-Required Document Format: Microsoft Word
*Press here to download the “Instructions for Preparing the Paper”: http://studyen.dongguk.edu/bbs/board.php?bo_table=study6_1&wr_id=3
-The length of the paper may be no more than 10,000 words (including footnotes and references).
-The following four terms should be standardized as indicated:
선/禪/Seon, 간화/看話/Ganhwa, 공안/公案/gongan, 화두/話頭/hwadu

4. Paper submission
-Deadline for submitting papers: February 28, 2017.
-Notification of winners: May 1, 2017.
-Email your submission to jonghak@dgu.edu

For further information about the 5th International Conference on Ganhwa Seon, please visit the website.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/152649/cfp-5th-international-ganhwa-seon-conference-and-1th-subul

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[Others] The 1st Subul Scholarly Awards, Call for Applications posted date:2016-08-22
Time:Deadline for submitting papers: February 28, 2017
Location:Dongguk University, Korea


1. Topic: Ganhwa Seon
Research topic must be related to Ganhwa Seon, including its theories, principles, practice techniques, philosophy, socialization, application, and comparative relationship to other traditions or practices.

2. Award categories and prizes:
(i) Grand Prize: Award of $10,000 US dollars to one winner
(ii) Outstanding Research Award: Award of $5,000 US dollars to one winner
(iii) Inspiring Research Award: Two awards of $2,500 US dollars each to two winners

3. Paper Style Guideline
(i) Language: English (preferred), Korean, or Chinese
(ii) Required Document Format: Microsoft Word
(iii) The length of the paper may be no more than 10,000 words (including footnotes and references).
(iv) The following four terms should be standardized as indicated:
선/禪/Seon, 간화/看話/Ganhwa, 공안/公案/gongan, 화두/話頭/hwadu

4. Paper submission
(i) Deadline for submitting papers: February 28, 2017.
(ii) Notification of winners: May 1, 2017.
(iii) Email your submission to jonghak@dgu.edu.
Related Link:https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/139488/cfp-5th-international-ganhwa-seon-conference-and-subul-scholarly

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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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