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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.

6 comments

  • Kate says:

    Do we need to sign up for this? I’m not seeing info on that.

  • W J Giddings says:

    I’m interested in the subject matter of this day conference but will not be able to attend.

    Will the papers presented ,or perhaps even recordings of the proceedings, be made available at some later date?

  • Institute of Buddhist Studies says:

    This symposium is free and open to the public.

  • Tracy says:

    Hi,
    I am writing a thesis on academic Mythology theories and relating that to the tara narratives.
    So I am wondering if i can have the audio(perhaps in Dropbox ) or transcript of the “Symposium, Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission” it would be extremely helpful for I have limited resource to refer to. Would you be able to recommend any authors and their work that would be applicable to my topic ?
    I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.
    -Tracy

  • Institute of Buddhist Studies says:

    The symposium was recorded and recordings will be posted to our podcast in the coming weeks.

  • Tracy says:

    I can’t seem to find Symposium, Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission. Please help

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