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The Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies is one of the leading centers of Asian and Siberian Studies in Russia. Within the focus of its research activities are the place of Inner Asia in the dialogue of the civilizations of the East and the West, issues of social, economic and cultural interactions of the peoples, states and societies of Asia. The research agenda of the Institute includes as a main subject a long-standing strategy of co-existence of peoples, interaction of various ethnic groups and cultural entities in polyethnic regions. The peoples of the Baikal region living side by side for many centuries have their own history, their own experience of preservation of values and traditions. A unique symbiosis of cultures and religious views of the East and the West has come into existence as a result of mutual impact of the Inner Asian and European civilizations in this geopolitically important area. This area is a part of the contiguous Mongolian cultural entity; hither the stream of outer migrations is directed, and all this inevitably determines economical, social and cultural trends. We believe that objective research of all these issues contributes to the positive dialogue between the East and the West.

 

 
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Call for papers

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Dear colleagues!

 

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: buddhism2014@yandex.ru

 
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