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Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission

April 18, 2014
9:00 amto5:00 pm

The IBS Numata Symposium, Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission, will explore the significance of narrative in Buddhism from a variety of perspectives, in particular, the narrative core of its texts, structures of engagements of the Buddhist path, and new forms arising within a range of cultural contexts.

9:00 – 9:15 am
Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:45 am
Narrative Amidst the Activities of Scripture
Dr. Charles Hallisey, Harvard Divinity School
Response and Discussion will follow

11:00 – 12:30 am
The Path from Metaphor to Narrative: Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Dr. Richard K. Payne, Institute of Buddhist Studies
Response and Discussion will follow

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:00 pm
Mara Re-imagined: Stories of the ‘Evil One’ in Changing Contexts
Dr. Michael D. Nichols, Saint Joseph’s College (Indiana)
Response and Discussion will follow

3:15 – 5:00 pm
Round Table Discussion and Closing Remarks

This symposium is free and open to the public.

Summer Pacific Seminar

July 4, 2014toJuly 6, 2014

“Sea of Suffering, Ocean of Compassion”

Featuring Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Rev. Tetsuo Unno and Prof. Mark Unno

July 4-6, 2014, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA

This event will be hosted in Asilomar and is being co-sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Education.

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