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BCA Conference 2017: Readings of the Bodhicaryāvatāra

All day Conference devoted to the Bodhicaryāvatāra (BCA), a Buddhist Sanskrit text from the 8th century in India.

For more information, visit the conference website.

2017 Buddhist Manuscript Cultures Conference

Friday, Jan. 20, keynote lecture in McCormick 101
Saturday and Sunday conference in Jones 202.

View full conference website here.

Master Hongyi’s Formative Years: The Training and Transformation of a 20th-century Chinese Buddhist Monk

Buddhist Studies Workshop with Raoul Birnbaum

Raoul Birnbaum, Institute for Advanced Study and University of California-Santa Cruz, will give a Buddhist Studies Workshop lecture on Hongyi, an early 20th century Chinese Buddhist monk and calligrapher.

Hongyi Dashi (1880-1942) was a pre-eminent figure […]

Did the Buddha(s) teach any dharma according to Nāgārjuna?

Buddhist Studies Workshop Lecture by Shoryu Katsura, Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University, Former Director of BARC at Ryukoku University

ABSTRACT: In the prevalent version of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (MMK) Nāgārjuna makes a salutation to the Buddha or Gautama in the dedicatory verses as well as […]

International Forum on Modern Chinese Buddhism

A one-day event featuring short presentations and discussion.  For more information, visit the event website: http://csr.princeton.edu/modernchinesebuddhism/

Sponsored by the Buddhist Studies Workshop.

A Pre-History of Theravāda Buddhism

Please join us on Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 pm in the Seminar Room of 5 Ivy Lane

for a Buddhist Studies Workshop with

Anne M. Blackburn (Cornell University)

“A Pre-history of Theravāda Buddhism”

Lecture and discussion, followed by informal buffet dinner


Anne M. Blackburn is […]

Biennial Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

co-sponsored by the Buddhist Studies Workshop and the Tang Center for East Asian Art

International Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures

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AKAO Eikei (Kyoto National Museum), Two Outstanding Tang Manuscripts in the Kyoto National Museum’s Moriya Collection

Stefan Baums (Institute for Indian and Tibetan Studies, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Inventing the Pothi: […]

Visualizing Dunhuang International Symposium

Located at the convergence of the northern and southern routes of the ancient Silk Road on the edge of the Taklamakan desert in western China, Dunhuang is one of the richest Buddhist sites in China, with nearly 500 cave temples […]

What Are Objects Anyway? Vasubandhu’s Initiation into the Selflessness of Dharmas

BSW Talk by William S. Waldron

The talk is a study of the central Yogācāra doctrine of “nothing but perception” (vijñapti-mātra), based on the Twenty Verses by the great Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu.  The focus will be Vasubandhu’s statement that vijñapti-mātra is the introduction to the selflessness […]