Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms

Friday, October 6th 2017, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

The fourth annual graduate student symposium at the Institute of Buddhists Studies examines the popularity of meditation practices in contemporary global Buddhisms. Papers will present a range of scholarship from historical perspectives on the modern origins of a diversity of mindfulness practices; scientific studies of Buddhist practice and globalized Buddhist feedback loops; and comparative studies across traditions, between the secular and the sectarian, and the modern and the traditional.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erik Braun, University of Virginia, "The Morals of Mindfulness"

This event is cosponsored by the Asia Project at the Graduate Theological Union.