P. A. Munchs hus (map)
Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
The defeat of Māra and attainment of awakening through meditation is the pivotal moment in Śākyamuni Buddha’s life and arguably the beginning of Buddhism. Open guest lecture with Guttorm Norberg Gundersen.
This event is open for all.
Buddhist monks have used spells to heal the sick, repel evil spirits, perform divinations, and bring rain. Yet these activities are often overlooked in Buddhist studies.
This spring, Buddhist scholars based at Oslo compiled a volume of 16 chapters, covering different aspects of the changing place of Buddhist faith, thought, and practice in the modern age, both in the Buddhist heartlands in Asia and in the West. Open for all.
By Jessica Zu (Princeton University). Open for all.
Religious Practice and Education in Larung Gar.
Professor James Robson (Harvard University)
Professor Abdurishid Yakup (University of the Minorities of China in Peking, Turfansammlung in Berlin)
Peter Skilling, French School of Asian Studies (EFEO, Bangkok); Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Talk by Aike P. Rots, associate professor of Japan Studies, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. Open for all.
Talk by Vladimir Tikhonov, professor of East Asia Studies, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. Open for all.
How has the modernist Buddhist organisation Trúc Lâm Zen created a particular way of understanding Buddhism that reflects constructions that are not traditionally part of the Vietnamese Buddhist understandings? Open for all.
Guest lecture by Dr. Jennifer Eichman. Open for all.
Many people are likely to think of nirvāṇa as a higher state of peace attained through deep meditation, this lecture will explore another path to nirvāṇa. Open for all.
Jane Caple, University of Manchester, will give a talk on the Ethics of Religious Giving in Contemporary Tibet.
Hyon Gak Sunim, a Zen master from USA/Korea/Germany will give a lecture on “What is True Zen?”. Open to all.
Marek Zemánek from Charles University, Prague, will give a lecture on the “Rites of Death in Korean Buddhism”.
This talk aims to explore what kinds of factors in Tibetan Buddhist tradition justify and legitimate the decision to preserve the body of a holy person. Open for all.
Talk by John Nelson, Professor of East Asian Religions, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco.
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies (Bowdoin College)
Dr. Stefan Baums
Institute for Indian and Tibetan Studies
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
M.A. Anthropology (University of Copenhagen)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Gudrun Melzer (Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München)
Professor Victor H. Mair
Professor, Chinese Language and Literature
University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences