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  1. NEW BOOK> Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts
  2. CONFERENCE PROGRAM> International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (IIGRS) 8. LMU Munich, Oct 29-30

NEW BOOK> Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts

by Scott Mitchell
I am happy to announce the publication of my new book, Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts, from Bloomsbury Press. The work is intended to be an introductory textbook, and I hope many of you may find it useful for related courses on Asian religions in Western context more broadly or introductory survey courses.
Bloomsbury is currently offering a "back to school" sale through their website, and the book is listed as 30% off the regular price.
Kind regards,
Scott Mitchell
Table of Contents:
Introduction: convergence and divergence
Part One: Histories
1. A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism
2. Nineteenth Century Foundations
3. From Acculturation to the Counterculture
4. Diversity and Pluralism at the Century's End
Part Two: Traditions
5. Theravada Traditions
6. Mahayana Traditions
7. Vajrayana Traditions
8. Post-modern Horizons?
Part Three: Frames 
9. Buddhist Medias: Art, Practice, and Representation
10. Buddhist Identities: Race, Gender, and Sexuality
11. Buddhist Engagements: Confronting Environmental and Social Suffering
12. Buddhist Modernities: US Buddhism in its Global Context

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM> International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (IIGRS) 8. LMU Munich, Oct 29-30

by Charles DiSimone
We are pleased to share below the schedule for the 8th International Indology Graduate Research, organized by Charles DiSimone, Andrea Schlosser and Jinkyoung Choi, which will be held at LMU Munich, Oct 29-30, 2016. There is a particularly strong emphasis on Buddhist Studies for this year's IIGRS as can be from the many talks on various buddological matters including our keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Jonathan Silk of Leiden University titled: 'Einmal ist keinmal: “Thus I have heard,” many times more than once'. 

The event is free and open to the public but we request that those interested in attending register by writing us

The schedule, along with other pertinent information also appears on our website:

Best wishes,
Charles DiSimone, Andrea Schlosser, and Jinkyoung Choi

8th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, October 29-30, 2016
Saturday, October 29
9:15 am
9:30 am
Session 1
Sanne Mersch, Leiden University
From cosmogonic yajñavarāha to demon slaying naravarāha – Viṣṇu as a boar in the Skandapurāṇa
10:00 am
Agniezka Rostalska, Ghent University
Reliable speaker (āpta) according to Bhāsarvajña
10:30 am
Tea Break
11:00 am
Session 2
Seongho Choi, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
From “nāmamātram paśyati” to “nāmamātraṃ na paśyati” – the change of the philosophical exposition within Indian Yogācāra philosophy
11:30 am
Chih-ying Wu, National Chengchi University
Prasaṅga Argumentation in Vasubandhu’s Ātmavādapratiṣedha
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
Session 3
Szilvia Szanyi, Eötvös Loránd University
The positive and negative aspects of using dream as a metaphor in Yogācāra philosophy
2:00 pm
Hsun-Mei Chen, National Taiwan University
The Role of Principle of Non-Contradiction as in Madhyamakālaṃkāra
2:30 pm
Tea Break
3:00 pm
Session 4
Channa Li, Leiden University
Challenging the Buddha’s Authority:
Śāriputra’s Different Roles in the Sūtra of the Wise and Foolish
3:30 pm
Hao Sun, Hamburg University
Towards a comparison of the Sanskrit, one Tibetan and two Chinese translations of Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra on Buddha-nature doctrine
4:00 pm
Tea Break
4:15–5:15 pm
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Silk, Leiden University
Einmal ist keinmal: “Thus I have heard,” many times more than once
6:00 pm
Sunday, October 30
10:30 am
Session 5
Simon Cubelic, Heidelberg University
The Colonial Restoration of Dharmaśāstra:
Sarvoru Śarman’s Vivādasārārṇava and British Legal Discourse in late 18th Century Eastern India
11:00 am
Avni Chag, SOAS, University of London
On the different recensions of the Śikṣāpatrī of the Svāminārāyaṇa Sampradāya
11:30 am
Tea break
12:00 pm
Session 6
Aruna Gamage, SOAS, University of London
The Kāludāyi-Theragāthā as Transmitted in the Pāli Commentaries
12:30 pm
Weerasekera, University of Bristol
“While I was alone in seclusion, a thought arose in my mind”: Reflections of the term paṭisallāna in Pāli Buddhist texts
1:00 pm
2:30 pm
Session 7
Fumi Yao, McMaster University
The Newly Identified Sanskrit Manuscript of the Bhaiṣajyavastu
3:00 pm
Wen Zhao, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
The Shift of the Meaning of Buddhānusmṛti:
From Recalling Ten Epithets to Visualization of Buddha
3:30 pm
Tea Break
4:00 pm
Session 8
Lewis Doney, British Museum
Emulating Aśoka: Buddhist Kingship in Early Tibetan Historiography
4:30 pm
Vitus Angermeier, University of Vienna
Competing Systems? The Seasons in Classical Ayurveda
5:00 pm
Concluding Remarks and Group Picture

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