Buddhist Studies Group at UVa – Graduate Student Conference

News item posted on: August 23rd, 2012



The Buddhist Studies Group at UVa
Presents a Graduate Student Conference in Buddhist Studies

Buddhist Traditions: New Directions
September 14-16, 2012

Events will kick off on Friday, Sept. 14th
with a keynote address by
Professor Gregory Schopen, a leading scholar who
transformed the study of early Mahayana Buddhism,

Nau 101 at 4:00pm, followed by a reception.

Please register (free!) here and check out the conference website here.


UVa Directions/Map to: Nau Hall – New South Lawn Building, Room 101


Conference Schedule

Friday, September 14th:

4:00-6:00 pm:  Opening Remarks & Keynote Address by Prof. Gregory Schopen (Nau 101, New South Lawn Building)

6:00-6:30 pm:  Reception in New South Lawn Commons

7:00 pm: Dinner off-Grounds


Saturday, September 15th:

8:30-9:00am:  Breakfast in the Commons

9:00-11:15am: Panel 1 – Literary and Textual Studies (Gibson 211, New South Lawn Building)

11:30am-1:30pm: “Teaching Buddhism Today” panel of experts, workshop, and lunch (Nau 101)

2:00-4:00pm:  Panel 2 – Art, Relics, and Festivals (Gibson 211)

4:00-4:30pm: Refreshments in the Commons

4:30-6:30pm: Panel 3 – Buddhist Biographies (Gibson 211)

7:00pm: Dinner off-Grounds


Sunday, September 16th:

9:00-9:30am:  Breakfast in the Commons

9:30am-12:15pm: Panel 4 – Rituals, Magic, and Healing (Gibson 211)

12:30pm: Closing Remarks and Lunch (Nau 101 and the Commons)