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  1. NEW BOOK> Sanskrit texts from the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Volume 20
  2. CONFERENCE> Readings of the Bodhicaryāvatāra, Princeton, February 3 2017

NEW BOOK> Sanskrit texts from the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Volume 20

by Birgit Kellner
Dear colleagues,

(apologies for cross-posting). You might be interested to learn that volume 20 in the series "Sanskrit texts from the Tibetan Autonomous Region" is now available:

Xuezhu Li, Yoshimichi Fujita: Pañcaśatikā Prajñāpāramitā. Sanskrit and Tibetan Texts. Vienna/Beijing 2016: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press/China Tibetology Publishing House.

The Pañcaśatikā Prajñāpāramitā or „Perfection of Wisdom in 500 Lines“ is a Mahāyāna Buddhist scripture that has received almost no attention to date, neither within Buddhist  tradition nor in modern scholarship. The text is nonetheless of unique value, as an influence of the Consciousness-only or Yogācāra school can clearly be seen. The critical edition of the Sanskrit text presented in this volume is chiefly based on a photocopy kept in the library of the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing, of a codex unicus found in the Norbulingka Palace in Lhasa. The volume also contains a critical edition of the Classical Tibetan translation, the Song dynasty Chinese translation, and a diplomatic transcription of the Sanskrit manuscript. The introduction is offered in English, Chinese, and Japanese.

Orders can be placed at the website of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press:

With best regards,
Dr. Birgit Kellner
Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Hollandstrasse 11-13, 2. OG
A-1020 Vienna / Austria
Phone: (+43-1) 51581 / 6420
Fax: (+43-1) 51581 / 6410
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CONFERENCE> Readings of the Bodhicaryāvatāra, Princeton, February 3 2017

by Jonathan Gold
Announcing an upcoming one-day conference on February 3, 2017, at Princeton University:
Readings of the Introduction to Bodhisattva Practice (Bodhicaryāvatāra)

Lewis Library, Room 120
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

9:30-11:00 – Panel 1
Jonathan C. Gold (Princeton University), Welcome and Introduction
Paul Harrison (Stanford University), “Śāntideva: the Author and his Project”
Amber Carpenter (Yale-NUS), “Reason and Knowledge on the Path”
John Dunne (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Śāntideva’s Cultivation of Compassion: Cognitive, Affective, Both or Neither?”

11:15-12:30 – Panel 2
Janet Gyatso (Harvard University), “Seeing From All Sides”
Reiko Ohnuma (Dartmouth College), “Bodies and Embodiment in the BCA”
Matthew T. Kapstein (École Pratique des Hautes Études & University of Chicago), “An Intoxication of Mouse Venom: Śāntideva’s critique of Yogācāra in BCA IX.15cd-26”

2:00-3:15 – Panel 3
Thupten Jinpa (Institute of Tibetan Classics), “Śāntideva and the Tibetan Mind Training Tradition”
Roger Jackson (Carleton College), “Taming Śāntideva: Tsongkhapa’s Use of the Bodhicaryāvatāra
Douglas Duckworth (Temple University), “The Middle Way of the Bodhisattva: Reflections on Śāntideva as Prāsaṅgika”

3:30-4:45 – Panel 4
Charles Goodman (Binghamton University), “Śāntideva’s Ethics of Impartial Compassion”
Bronwyn Finnigan (Australian National University), “The Moral Psychology of Fear and Trust”
Jay Garfield (Smith College), “Seeing Sentient Beings: Śāntideva’s Moral Phenomenology”

5:15-6:00 Final Group Discussion

Free and open to the public
Sponsors: BDK Japan, Princeton University Buddhist Studies Workshop, Center for the Study of Religion, Center for Human Values, Humanities Council, and Program in South Asian Studies.
For further details and abstracts see the conference website: http://csr.princeton.edu/bcaconference/
Jonathan C. Gold
Associate Profesor
Department of Religion
Princeton University
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