Buddhism without Borders: Contemporary Developments in Buddhism in the West
M. Editor | May 20, 2009
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce “Buddhism without Borders: Contemporary Developments in Buddhism in the West”
This conference seeks to explore contemporary and historical developments of Buddhist thought and practice in American Buddhisms, Buddhisms in the West, or Buddhisms outside Asia. How has the Buddhist tradition been shaped by the transnational movement of peoples, diasporas, or immigration? How has the rise of global communication, tourism, and capitalism affected the way Buddhism is understood, taught, and practiced? How do we define “modern” Buddhism? The West? Or even “Buddhism” itself in an increasingly globalized world?
These and other themes will be explored in a series of panels held at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA, March 19â€“21, 2010.
Confirmed panelists include
Thomas A. Tweed (keynote address)
Richard Huges Seager
Wakoh Shannon Hickey
More details will be posted to our News and Events blog over the coming months. For more information, please contact Scott Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is a graduate school and Buddhist seminary located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1964 to train ministers for the Buddhist Churches of America, today the IBS offers multiple degree and non-degree programs, distance and online learning opportunities, and chaplaincy training. Through our affiliation with the Graduate Theological Union and close ties to the University of California, Berkeley, students have the opportunity to study Buddhism from multiple perspectives in a diverse and enriching setting.
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