Friday, March 28, 2014

Symposium: Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission

April 18, 2014 (Friday)
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, California 94704

This symposium will explore the significance of narrative in Buddhism from a variety of perspectives, in particular the narrative core of its texts, structures of engagement of the Buddhist path, and new forms arising within a range of cultural contexts.

Principal Speakers:

Dr. Charles Hallisey, Harvard Divinity School
"Narrative Amidst the Activities of Scripture"

Dr. Richard K. Payne, Institute of Buddhist Studies
"The Path from Metaphor to Narrative: Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation"

Dr. Michael D. Nichols, Saint Joseph's College (Indiana)
?M?ra Re-imagined: Stories of the 'Evil One' in Changing Contexts?

Co-convenors: Scott Mitchell and David Matsumoto
Admission is free and open to all interested persons

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