Buddhist Traditions: New Directions

2012 Graduate Student Conference in Buddhist Studies

 To register (free) for the conference go to the event site


Friday, September 14th:

4:00-5:30 pm:  “The Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and New Directions in Buddhist Studies”  —  A keynote address offered by Professor Gregory Schopen, UCLA/Brown University (Nau 101)

5:30-6:30 pm:  Reception in New South Lawn Commons

7:00 pm: Participant Dinner off-Grounds


Saturday, September 15th:

8:30-9:00am:  Breakfast in the Commons

9:00-11:15am: Panel 1 – What’s in a Word? Literary and Textual Studies (Gibson 211, New South Lawn Building)

11:30am-1:30pm: “Teaching Buddhism Today: Contemplative Techniques for the Classroom” —  A panel of innovators followed by a lunch (Nau 101)

2:00-3:30pm:  Panel 2 – Rethinking Space, Sacrality, and Identity (Gibson 211)

3:30-4:00pm: Refreshments in the Commons

4:00-5:30 pm: Panel 3 – Finding the Unexpected in Buddhist Biographies (Gibson 211)

6:00pm: Conference Dinner off-Grounds


Sunday, September 16th:

9:00-9:30am:  Breakfast in the Commons

9:30am-11:00pm: Panel 4 – Reclaiming Ritual, Magic, and Healing (Gibson 211)

11:00pm: Closing Remarks, followed by lunch (Nau 101)