Texts, Narratives, Experience, and Practice: International Conference on Buddhist Meditation will be held by the the Department of Buddhist Studies on December 16th and 17th (Friday and Saturday), with special welcome to many well-known domestic and international scholars featuring their published works and lectures. The research topics will include Buddhist Meditation – Praxis and Practice, The Theory of Meditation in the Sarvāstivāda and Vijñaptimātra Schools, Buddhist Meditation Manuals, Meditation Masters and Meditation Practices, Atypical Meditation Discourses: Biographies, Manuscripts and Repentant Liturgies, Modern Buddhist Meditation, and many more, which all offer compelling expositions related to the topic of Buddhist meditation. ．The first keynote speech of the conference, Buddhist Meditation Between India and China, will be delivered by Eric Greene, an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. At Yale, Associate Professor Eric Greene is also currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the Council of East Asian Studies, core faculty in the Yale Buddhist Studies Initiative, and affiliate faculty in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Yale Program in Medieval Studies. He specializes in Medieval Chinese Buddhism, the Dissemination of Buddhism in China, Chan, Buddhist Meditation, Chinese Translations of Indian Buddhist Texts, Chinese Buddhism, etc. He is the author of Chan Before Chan: Meditation, Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2021, as well as The Secrets of Buddhist Meditation: Visionary Meditation Texts from Early Medieval China. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2021. ．The second keynote speech, A Research Environment for Gāndhārī Buddhist Texts and Beyond, will be given by two Gandharan language experts, Professor Stefan Baums from the University of Munich, and Andrew Glass, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. This research project was awarded the Aming Tu Prize by the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts in 2020. Please take advantage of this rare opportunity!
Information: Date: 2022/12/16 (Friday) - 12/17 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30 - 17:20
Registration Link: https://reurl.cc/vm5Kmk
Registration Deadline: 2022/12/9 (Friday)
Please refer to the official website for the event program: https://bmc.dila.edu.tw/en/
Venue Location: Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts Lecture Halls GC001, GC002
Host: Department of Buddhist Studies: https://www.facebook.com/DILABuddhistStudies