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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.


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