Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms

Friday, October 6th 2017, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
2140 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704

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.