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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.