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2018 IBS Graduate Student Symposium

Friday, October 5th 2018, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
2140 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704

The Institute of Buddhist Studies invites you to its 2018 graduate student symposium on the theme of "Buddhist Political Engagements."

How has Buddhist thought, cosmology, or ethics been used to engage, disengage, critique, or conform to systems of social order and political power? Graduate student presenters will explore the various discursive strategies Buddhist have used historically and contemporarily to reimagine Buddhist worlds in the present moment, to critique or support political systems, and develop practices and approaches to the path in line or at odds with social norms. The keynote address for the Symposium, delivered by Dr. Melissa Anne-Marie Curley (Ohio State University), is entitled: “Impure Land: Ethical Living for Evil People.”

Student presenters include:

Brent Beavers, GTU and IBS | Ismail Buffins, Harvard Divinity School | Adrien Chorn, University of California, Berkeley |CJ Dunford, GTU and IBS | Blayne Higa, IBS | Timothy Loftus, Temple University | Briana Morseth, Dharma Realm Buddhist University

When: Friday, October 5, 2018 from 1 PM to 6 PM | Where: Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 | For more info contact the Symposium Program Coordinator, Thomas Calobrisi, at tcalobrisi@ses.gtu.edu.