Call for papers
The Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies (IMBTS) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch) announces that an international conference, “Buddhism in the Changing World”, will be held in Ulan-Ude on May 28-31, 2014. Conference held in the year of the 250th anniversary of the throne of the Pandito Khambo Lama of Russia.
Honorary guests of the conference will be Prof. R. Turman (USA), Prof. Khun Syui Pin (China), Prof. Samdong Rinpoche (Dharamsala, India), Prof. Geshe Ngawang Samten (Dharamsala, India).
The following themes will be discussed:
· Buddhist Texts
· History of Buddhism
· Buddhism in the modern world
· Buddhist Philosophy, Soteriology, and Culture
In the framework of the Conference the following Round Tables will be held:
· Science and Buddhism
· Russian-Mongolian researches on Buddhism: present-day state and prospects
We particularly welcome papers addressing the following topics:
- Buddhism in Russia;
- comparative study in Mahayana and Theravada traditions, Indo-Tibetan and Far-East traditions of Buddhism;
- Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophy of the West and East;
- present-day state of Buddhism in the regions of its traditional prevalence;
- peculiarities of Buddhism in Russia and in the West;
- interaction between Buddhism and modern science;
- dialogue and interaction between religions and cultures.
The deadline for applications to participate in the conference is March 1, 2014.
All papers must be submitted by April 1, 2014.
The working languages of the Conference will be Russian and English.
The papers should be submitted electronically as scientific articles in Russian or English up to TEN A4 pages. They should be double-spaced; the margins should be 2,0 cm (left, right, upper and lower); the font should be Times New Roman (14 point type); no page numbers; the file should be named with the author’s last name.
Papers in Russian must have an abstract in English (up to 750 symbols).
The editorial council reserves the right to select theses for inclusion in the conference.
The participation fee is € 300, covering all publication and translation expenses, visiting of the Buddhist temples in Buryatia, transport expenses for the period of the Conference, food, and travel to Lake Baikal. This money doesn’t include hotel accommodation in Ulan-Ude, but the organizers guarantee hotel reservation in Ulan-Ude.
Information on hotels will be provided later.
The address of the Organizational Committee is: IMBTS, Sakhyanovoi, 6, Ulan-Ude, 670047, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org