Warp, Weft, and Way

Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Conference on Contemporary Buddhism in Ljubljana

International Symposium

BRIDGES BETWEEN ASIA AND EUROPE: BUDDHISM IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Blue Room

March 12th – 14th 2015

 
Thursday 12.03.
15:40 MUSICAL PROLOGUE:

Florence Gacoin Marks and Nagisa Škof Moritoki, University of Ljubljana

16:00-17:00 OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH: 

Tamara Ditrich, Nan Tien Institute, Australia:

The Birth of Modern Buddhism: Historical Conditions and their Implications

17:00-17:20 Coffee/Tea break
17:2018.50 PANEL 1: BUDDHISM AND INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ASIAN DISCOURSES  (Chair: Andrej Ule, University of Ljubljana)

  1. 1. Andrej Bekeš, University of Ljubljana: Japanese Translations of Buddhist Works – a Contemporary Linguistic Perspective
  1. 2. Jana S. Rošker, University of Ljubljana: The Fusion of Modern Confucianism and Buddhism: the ‘Yixin kai ermen’ Paradigm and Mou Zongsan’s Two-Tiered Ontology
  1. 3. Helena Motoh, University of Primorska: Is Buddhism Chinese? – (Dis)Appropriation of Religious and Philosophical Traditions in the Nation Building Process
Friday, 13.03.
9:0010:30 PANEL 2: SOCIAL PRACTICES AND APPLICATIONS 

(Chair: Jana S. Rošker, University of Ljubljana)

  1. 1. Maja Veselič, University of Ljubljana: Learning to Listen: Developments in the Buddhist Psycho-Spiritual Care in Post-3.11 Japan”
  1. 2. Tinka Delakorda Kawashima, Tsukuba University: Buddhism in Action: Temples Confronting Changing Social Practices in Modern Japan
  1. 3. Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik, University of Ljubljana: Digitalization of Buddhist Art Artefacts in Slovenia
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea break
11:00-12:30 PANEL 3: PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES

(Chair: Tamara Ditrich, University of Ljubljana)

  1. 1. Bart Dessein, Ghent University: Time, Temporality, and the Characteristic Marks of the Conditioned: Sarvastivada and Madhyamka Interpretations
  1. 2. Andrej Ule, University of Ljubljana: The Concept of (Non)-Self in Buddhism
  1. 3. Hashi Hisaki, Vienna University: The Significance of Mushin as an Unlimited Mind in Zen Buddhist Philosophy
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 PANEL 4: CONTEMPLATION AND BUDDHIST PSCHOLOGY

(Chair: Sebastjan Vöröš, University of Ljubljana)

  1. 1. Hidenori Sakuma, Tsukuba University: Buddhism and Buddhology from the viewpoint of Yoga Praxis and Practical Theory
  1. 2. Borut Škodlar, University of Ljubljana: Applications of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy: Contemporary Dilemmas
  1. 3. Jan Ciglenečki, University of Ljubljana: Contemplation in Comparative Perspective:  Desert Fathers and Buddhism
15:30-16:00 Coffee/Tea break
16:00-18:30 ROUND TABLE: 

“Challenges, Problems and Possibilities of Establishing the East and Southeast European Centre for Buddhist Studies in Ljubljana”

Conveners: 

  • Jana S. Rošker, University of Ljubljana
  • Hidenori Sakuma, Tsukuba University
  • Bart Dessein, Ghent University
  • Tamara Ditrich, Nan Tien University
19:00 DINNER FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
Saturday, 14.03.
10:00-12:00 PANEL 5: BODY AND MIND

(Chair: Helena Motoh, University of Primorska)

  1. 1. Lenart Škof, University of Primorska: Hospitalities of the Body: Materialism and Spirituality in Philosophical Traditions of Europe and Asia
  1. 2. Nataša Visočnik, University of Ljubljana: The Concept of Mindfulness in Yuasa Yasuo’s Mind-Body Theory
12:00-13:00 CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEECH:

Sebastjan Vöröš, University of Ljubljana:

Buddhism and Cognitive Science: An Uneasy Liaison?

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 WORKSHOP:

Planning an application for the research project “Buddhist Epistemology: the Concept of Mindfulness and its Applications in Contemporary Societies”

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