The international workshop “Mongolian Buddhism in Practice”, 24–25 April, 2017 at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary.
The workshop is organized by different institutes of Eötvös Loránd University (Department of Mongol and Inner Asian Studies, Research Centre for Mongol Studies, Budapest Center of Buddhist Studies), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Research Centre for Humanities, Institute of Ethnology), and the Embassy of Mongolia in Hungary.
Following the success of the workshop “Mongolian Buddhism: Past, Present and Future” in April 2015, the second international forum “Mongolian Buddhism in Practice” is planned for 24–25 April, 2017 in Budapest. This forum is for scholars and monks to present their work on different aspects of Mongolian Buddhist practice. In accordance with speakers’ own specific research interests, presentations can cover any aspect of Mongolian Buddhism and Buddhicised folk religion including monastic life, education, rites, religious texts, chanting, contemplation, the cult of objects of worship, connections with nature, devotees, other religions, and any other approaches of old and contemporary practices.
The workshop will focus not only on the Buddhism of Mongols living in the present area of
Mongolia, but will cross the border to the beliefs and practices of Mongols living in China, Russia or other places in the diaspora. The distinctiveness of Mongolian Buddhism in practice will be revealed through presentations and round-table discussions. The academic papers will be published in DVD and book format.
The 2015 workshop presentations will be available at the workshop.
The organizers will provide refreshments during the workshop. Accommodation should be
organized individually. We recommend our partner institute, Hotel Papillon, which has a special offer for the participants of the workshop (single room: 29 EUR/night, double room: 39 EUR/night). Please visit the website of the hotel (www.hotelpapillon.hu), contact firstname.lastname@example.org and refer to the workshop “Mongolian Buddhism in Practice” for a reservation.
We are ready to host about ten participants in university dormitories. If you need assistance regarding accommodation possibilities, please indicate it to the organizers.
The main languages of the workshop are English, Mongolian and Russian.
Please register by 31 October, 2016 sending your name, affiliation and the title of your paper to Krisztina Teleki (krisztinateleki at yahoo.com). An abstract in 250 words should be sent by 1 February, 2017. If you need an invitation letter for the visa, please let us know.