🙏🏿 FROM REDDIT: Upcoming academic talks and events about Buddhist practices

Saw this on a Reddit discussion and thought I’d post it here. So much available at our fingertips if the interest is there.

The Light of Asia: Sir Edwin Arnold and his Biography of the Buddha - A dialogue between Jairam Ramesh and Tansen Sen Sep 15, 2021 07:00 PM in Beijing, Shanghai https://nyu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M-5wUi4zSkahcc6QVKVkuA?fbclid=IwAR3xpS7UTU_BdfvdJb4Ptg9dzkk-Bne5-dT2DcX29fGgELhISoPFULSa1OM

Casting Indra’s Net across the Pacific: Robert Aitken and the Growth of the Diamond Sangha as a Trans-Pacific Zen Movement Helen J. Baroni (University of Hawai`i at Manoa) Sep 16 4.00pm-5.30pm AEST https://www.nantien.edu.au/casting-indras-net-across-the-pacific/

Between Central and East Asia: Chinese Manuscripts from Tenth-Century Dunhuang Imre Galambos, University of Cambridge Friday, September 17, 2021, 12:00 -1:30pm EDT (via Zoom) Between Central and East Asia: Chinese Manuscripts from Tenth-Century Dunhuang | Penn Libraries

Buddhism & Breath Summit Sept. 17, 2021, at 10am EDT Buddhism & Breath Summit - The Jivaka Project

Sarah Jacoby, James Robson, Kali Cape, Sharon Suh, Jue Liang, Amy Langenberg, Lama Willa Miller (moderator), “Comparative Buddhist Sexual Ethics” September 19, 3:30-5pm EST Abuse, Sex and the Sangha: Conversations for Healing Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Deborah Klimburg-Salter, University Professor of Art History, emerita, University of Vienna, Austria, and Associate, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University Entangled Histories: The Bamiyan Buddhas—Past, Present, and Future Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Entangled Histories: The Bamiyan Buddhas—Past, Present, and Future | Harvard Art Museums

Eugene Y. Wang, Harvard University with discussant Professor Francesca Tarocco, Buddhist Art for the 21st Century: What Might It Look Like? Wednesday, 22 September, 2021 - 14:00 (GMT) Buddhist Art for the 21st Century: What Might It Look Like? | Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Dzogchen Workshop: Contemplation and Non-Doing: Solitude, Absorption and Letting-be as Structural Principals of Contemplative Religious Practice - Conference 22 September 2021 04:00 p.m. – 24 September 2021 07:00 p.m. Dzogchen Workshop: Contemplation and Non-Doing: Solitude, Absorption and Letting-be as Structural Principals of Contemplative Religious Practice - BuddhistRoad - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Jacob Dalton, University of California, Berkeley Tibetan Tantra at Dunhuang Friday 17:00 Pacific Daylight Time, September 24, 2021 The Goodman Lectures | Khyentse Foundation

“READING MAHĀYĀNA SCRIPTURE” Conference, Oxford University 9am - 6pm BST • 25 - 26th September 2021, GMT 'Reading Mahāyāna Scripture' Conference 2021

Ann Gleig: “ The Dukkha of Racism: Racial Justice in American Convert Buddhism” Tuesday, September 28th, 7pm via Zoom Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at NYU https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvcOqvpzspGdXIYHxh5VVrK5WtjQLwHfEC?fbclid=IwAR3oUlk0d3iWvcbnov1uPYasio4s8IiuLPFO18PnkOUtZTR4KWybkBreq2w

PERFECTION OF WISDOM AND THE CORONATION SACRIFICE: EMPTINESS AS POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Prof. Joseph Walser, Department of Religion, Tufts University Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM Launch Meeting - Zoom

October 1 (Friday), 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT, Online Zoom Event Prison Chaplains and the Ambiguous Public Good in Contemporary Japan ADAM LYONS, Assistant Professor of Religion, Université de Montréal Moderator: HELEN HARDACRE, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University Reischauer Institute Japan Forum presentation co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center Program on US-Japan Relations. Prison Chaplains and the Ambiguous Public Good in Contemporary Japan | Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

“Sexual Conduct and Legal Liability Issues in Buddhist Sanghas” - Carol Merchasin (speaker) & Ann Gleig (moderator), October 2, 3:30-5pm EST Abuse, Sex and the Sangha: Conversations for Healing Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

October 4th, 4:00 p.m. EST Stephanie Balkwill, UCLA “Another Cakravartin Ruler?: Feminist History and the History of Buddhism in Early Medieval China” Harvard China Humanities Seminar series Information coming, China Humanities | Mahindra Humanities Center

October 6, 2021 at 1:15 pm ET Pests, Keystone Species and Hungry Ghosts: The Gesar Epic and Human - Pika Relations on the Tibetan Plateau Prof. Emily Yeh, University of Colorado Boulder Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture series https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodu6vqj4pHNROexL-DwuYqMllR4LSzq_F

Growing a Research Network: Approaches to Global Book History Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Institute for Advanced Study, and Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EDT (via Zoom) Growing a Research Network: Approaches to Global Book History | Penn Libraries

October 15 (Friday), 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT, Online Zoom Event Ancient Spirit, Modern Body: The Rise of Global Shugendō SHAYNE DAHL, Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Toronto, 2019) Moderator: HELEN HARDACRE, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University Reischauer Institute Japan Forum presentation. Ancient Spirit, Modern Body: The Rise of Global Shugendō | Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

The Social Sources and Cultural Forms of Buddhism in Contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand Sally McAra (University of Auckland), Mark R. Mullins (University of Auckland) OCT 21, 2021 4.00pm-5.30pm AEDT https://www.nantien.edu.au/the-social-sources-and-cultural-forms-of-buddhism-in-contemporary-aotearoa-new-zealand/

Prof. Sarah H. Jacoby, Northwestern University The Relatable and Extraordinary Life of Sera Khandro Dewé Dorjé Thursday 9:30 Central Daylight Time, October 21, 2021 The Goodman Lectures | Khyentse Foundation

Neil Schmid (Dunhuang) Dunhuang Caves and the Aesthetics of Scale BuddhistRoad Guest Lecture 28 October 2021 02:15 p.m. – 03:45 p.m. Dunhuang Caves and the Aesthetics of Scale - BuddhistRoad - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

TRUTH IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: SEDUCTIVE WRITING AND THE BIRTH OF CHAN (ZEN) BUDDHISM IN THE TANG DYNASTY Dr. Alan Cole, independent scholar Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM Launch Meeting - Zoom

Cave Mural of Western Tibet 11 November 2021 05:15 p.m. – 06:45 p.m. Guest lecture by David Pritzker https://buddhistroad.ceres.rub.de/en/events/cave-mural-western-tibet-en-1/

Prof. Imre Hamar, Eötvös Loránd University The Role of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva in Buddhist Practice Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:00 EDT; 17:00 CET; 20:30 IST; 23:00 CST The Goodman Lectures | Khyentse Foundation

The rNgog Lineage: The Little-known Successors of Mar pa Lo tsā ba and their Influence in Central and Eastern Tibet during the Early Second Millennium 25 November 2021 02:15 p.m. – 03:45 p.m. Guest Lecture by Cécile Ducher The Ngok Lineage: The Little-known Successors of Marpa Lotsaba (1000?–1081?, Tib. Mar pa lo tsā ba) and their Influence in Central and Eastern Tibet during the Early Second Millennium - BuddhistRoad - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

December 1, 2021 at 1:15pm ET (Registration link to follow) Reincarnations of Power Amongst the Mongols: From Mongke Tengri to the Siddha-Lama Prof. Sangseraima Ujeed, University of Michigan Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture series, Harvard

December 3 (Friday), 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST, Online Zoom Event Realizing Buddhahood through Singing: Music and Kōshiki in Sōtō Zen MICHAELA MROSS, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University Moderator: RYUICHI ABÉ, Reischauer Institute Professor of Religions, Harvard University Reischauer Institute Japan Forum presentation. Realizing Buddhahood through Singing: Music and Kōshiki in Sōtō Zen | Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

JIANGNAN BUDDHIST TRADITIONS IN CONTEXT: THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD Dates: Thursday, December 9, 2021 and Friday, December 10, 2021 Location: Zoom, University of Arizona Center for Buddhist Studies Panels: Four in total, about 16 papers and 20 participants

On Tangut Manuscripts Related to the Tantric Deity Vajravārāhī BuddhistRoad Guest Lecture 09 December 2021 02:15 p.m. – 03:45 p.m. Guest Lecture by Chung-pui Tai Vajravārāhī in Tangut Buddhist Manuscripts - BuddhistRoad - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Peter Skilling (Bhadra Rujirathat), Chulalongkorn University Buddhist Canons: A Survey Saturday, December 11, 2021 2:00 EDT; 8:00 CET; 12:30 IST; 15:00 CST The Goodman Lectures | Khyentse Foundation

“Pièges à copistes” and layout variants in Dunhuang Buddhist BuddhistRoad Guest Lecture 16 December 2021 02:15 p.m. – 03:45 p.m. Guest Lecture by Costatino Moretti "Pièges à copistes" and Layout Variants in Dunhuang Buddhist Manuscripts - BuddhistRoad - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Law and Slavery on the Silk Road: How did Buddhist Monks and Nuns participate in the Slave Trade? BuddhistRoad Guest Lecture 14 January 2022 04:15 p.m. – 05:45 p.m. Guest Lecture by Cuilian Liu (Pittsburgh) Law and Slavery on the Silk Road: How did Buddhist Monks and Nuns participate in the Slave Trade? - BuddhistRoad - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Anne C Klein (Rigzin Drolma), Rice University Being Human and a Buddha Too: Longchenpa’s Open Secret January 2022 The Goodman Lectures | Khyentse Foundation

February 2, 2022 at 1:15pm ET (Registration link to follow) The Transcultural Features of Mongolia’s Buddhist Manuscripts and Xylographs Prof. Vesna Wallace, University of California, Santa Barbara Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture series, Harvard

Dr. Eviatar Shulman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem On Creating the Early Discourses (Suttas) of the Buddha February 2022 The Goodman Lectures | Khyentse Foundation

Dr. Naomi Appleton, University of Edinburgh Narrative Buddhology: Explorations of Indian Buddhist Literature March 2022 The Goodman Lectures | Khyentse Foundation

Ven. Prof. K.L. Dhammajoti, Buddha Dharma Centre of Hong Kong April 2022 The Goodman Lectures | Khyentse Foundation