Buddhist Studies

  • Founded
    1990
  • Seminar Number
    629

The seminar discusses issues and ongoing research in Buddhist Studies, as well as the interface between Buddhist Studies and other humanistic and scientific disciplines. Buddhism has been a powerful cultural and intellectual, as well as religious, current in all of the Asian civilizations. Its manifestations engage the scholarly concern of members of a wide range of disciplines: religious studies (itself an interdisciplinary enterprise), philosophy, psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, comparative literature, art history, and political science, among others. The seminar is focused not on a narrow range of issues concerning the Buddhist religions, but on a broad range of philosophical, cultural, social, and scientific subjects arising from the long and rich historical experience of the numerous Buddhist civilizations.


Co-Chairs
Professor Michael I. Como
mc2575@columbia.edu

Professor Max Moerman
dmoerman@barnard.edu

Rapporteur
Tianran Hang
th2579@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/26/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Angry Spirits and Urban Soundscapes in Ancient Japan
Michael Como, Columbia University
Abstract




11/09/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Snakes and Gutters: Nāga Imagery in the Western Deccan and the Birth of Buddhist Rainmaking Rituals
Robert DeCaroli, George Mason University
Abstract




12/07/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Legitimacy for Shugendo, Supported by Forged Origins and History
Kawasaki Tsuyoshi, Shujitsu University and Harvard University
Abstract




Notes: This talk will be in Japanese.