Deities and divine birth in Buddhism

Deities and divine birth in Buddhism

Deities and divine birth in Buddhism
22-24 October 2018, 13.00-16.30
International PhD Program in Buddhist Studies
Mahidol University
Venue: International PhD Program in Buddhist Studies, Dept. of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Building One, Third Floor, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus (room 310)

Day 1
Prof. Stephen Jenkins
“Buddhist Stairways to Heaven: Conceptions and Practices for Attaining Heaven Realms in Buddhist Texts”
Stephen Jenkins, Professor of Religion at Humboldt State University, received his doctorate from Harvard. His research is focused on Buddhist ethics and the origins of Indian pure lands. Most recently, he has done a series of talks arguing for the importance of heavenly attainment in early Indian Buddhist soteriology and the significance of the devalokas as precedents for pure lands. Recent publications include: “Once the Buddha Was a Warrior,” in The Nature of Peace and the Morality of Armed Conflict, ed. Florian Demont-Biaggi, 2017. “Debate, Magic, and Massacre: The High Stakes and Ethical Dynamics of Battling Slanderers of the Dharma in Indian Narrative and Ethical Theory,” Journal of Religion and Violence, 2016; “Benefit of Self and Other: The Importance of Persons and their Self-Interest in Buddhist Ethics,” Dharma Drum Journal of Buddhist Studies, and “Waking into Compassion: The Three Ālambana of Karuṇā,” in Moonpaths, Cowherds, Jenkins et al., 2015.

Day 2
Dr Giuliano Giustarini (Mahidol University)
Deities and divine birth in Pāli Buddhist texts

Day 3
Dr Mattia Salvini (Mahidol University)
Deities and divine birth in Sanskrit Buddhist texts

The seminar is open to the public and free of charge. If you are interested in participating kindly write to Dr Giuliano Giustarini ( займ 24 часа на картузайм быстрые деньгивзять онлайн займ

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