Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Buddhism and Healing: UK Association of Buddhist Studies Conference 2014

University of Leeds, July 1-2, 2014

This two-day conference will bring together internationally renowned scholars to explore the theme Buddhism and Healing from their respective fields of study. The conference will address this subject through innovative ways from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives such as textual studies, history of medicine, medical anthropology and ritual studies. One major objective is to further our understanding of healing by investigating the complex interrelationship between body and mind in Buddhist thought and practices in a wide range of different cultural and historical contexts. The aim here is to move beyond what is now widely regarded as a problematic dichotomy in Buddhist Studies, in order to propose a new and more satisfactory model of the dynamic body/mind relationship.

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