History – Culture - Development - Science
2014 Buddhist Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Virginia
February 28 – March 02, 2014
The Buddhist Studies Group at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be hosted on the University of Virginia Grounds in Charlottesville from February 28 to March 2, 2014. The theme of the conference is “Buddhist Meditation: History, Culture, Development, Science.”
All are welcome to attend!
In recent years, Buddhist meditation has come to be studied within an increasing number of academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the physical sciences. At the same time, there has also been an explosion of interest in the functional applications of Buddhist and Buddhist-derived meditation techniques within a wide range of professional fields including education, medicine and care giving, athletics, and business.
This conference will provide a collaborative forum for both established and emerging scholars from a diverse range of academic and professional disciplines to showcase their research and engage in discussion about the range of methodological approaches currently being brought to bear on the study of Buddhist meditation. Participants will discuss and contextualize current appropriations and transformations of Buddhist contemplative practice. The conference will include:
- Keynote address by Georges Dreyfus (Williams College) – Friday, 5 pm – Nau 101 –
- Special guest Lecture by Erik Braun (University of Oklahoma) Saturday, 5:30 pm – Monroe 134 -
- Innovative, discussion-based multidisciplinary panels, in which selected graduate students will present and discuss their research.
We warmly welcome and encourage all who are interested to attend. Regrettably, we cannot provide letters of invitation to international presenters and attendees for visa purposes, as we are not equipped to take legal responsibility for international visitors. Thus, all travel and visa
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