Mongolian Buddhism: Past, Present and Future
International workshop dedicated to the 380th anniversary of the birth of Öndör Gegeen Zanabazar
Workshop dates: April 16–17, 2015
Workshop venue: Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities, Hungary, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/B
Working languages: English, Mongolian, Russian
Organized by: Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Mongol and Inner Asian Studies, Research Centre for Mongol Studies, Center of Buddhist Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for Humanities, Institute of Ethnology.
Please register until 31 January, 2015 by sending the title of your presentation to Ágnes Birtalan (birtalan[at]hotmail.com) or Krisztina Teleki (krisztinateleki[at]yahoo.com)!
The workshop “Mongolian Buddhism: Past, Present and Future” aims to gather international scholars and monks to discuss different aspects of Mongolian Buddhism. In accordance with the speakers’ own specific research interests, presentations can cover any aspect of Mongolian Buddhism including history, art, philosophy, literature, medicine, present-day practices, monastic life, rituals, folk religion, connections with other cultures, etc. The workshop will focus not only on the Buddhism of Mongols living in the present area of Mongolia, but will cross the borders to the beliefs and practices of Mongols living in China, Russia or other places in the diaspora. The distinctiveness of Mongolian Buddhism will be revealed through presentations and round-table discussions.
The scientific papers will be published in DVD or book format. Participants will be encouraged to co-operate in a comprehensive monograph relating to Mongolian Buddhism intended not only for scholars, but also for the wider public.