(Venue: Building No.6)
Speakers and Titles:
1. Textual Education of Nuns: Ascending Theravada and anagārikas in Contemporary Nepal
Dr. Sakura Kudo (Tohoku Univertisity)
This paper considers how the actions of anagārikā in Nepal exert influence on local people’s literacy and lifestyle rituals.
Literary education of women through reading and writing is closely related to which female ascetics or anagārikās (‘homeless-ness’) acquire the textual education by reading Buddhist texts in nunneries. Anagārikās of Theravada Buddhism in Nepal encourage women’s education by means of literacy yet through such literature, they also emphasize personal moral growth.
Theravada was introduced into Nepal in modern times. The monastic tradition of Buddhism in Nepal collapsed when the married clergy were gradually embraced by society during the 11-12th centuries. During a 20th century resurgence of modernized Buddhism, celibate and monastic forms of practice were reintroduced via India and Sri Lanka. Although this modernized form of Buddhism is known as Theravada in Nepal, such a classification may not completely ascribe to traditional view of the term. The years approaching 1990 bore witness to a turning point. Nepalese Theravada grew significantly alongside a democratic agenda promoting Buddhism’s symbolism of equality for ethnic cultures and languages, and through this, also freedom of religion. Since the first Theravada nunnery was built in Kathmandu in 1964, its monastics began teaching courses on pariyatti sikṣā (education about Tipiṭaka) not only for other nuns, but lay women in the Newar society.
2. An overview of Modern Buddhist Movements in India
Dr. Mrigendra Pratap (Savitribai Phule Pune Univrsity)
The background of modern Buddhist movements in India begins with the revival of Buddhism in the middle of the 19th century. The rediscovery of Buddhism in India started with an effort of archaeologists, linguists, academics, and Buddhist leaders. Thereafter, at least four different forms of modern Buddhism emerged in the mid-twentieth century in India. This includes: (i) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Navayāna “Modern Vehicle” (ii) Urgyen Sangharakshita’s Triyāna “Threefold Vehicle” i.e., Triratna Buddhist Order (iii) S. N. Goenka’s Vipassana Movement and (iv) His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Universal Buddhism. This talk will give an overview of these four modern Buddhist movements and it will be covered in three parts:
(a) The background of modern Buddhist movements in India.
(b) The life and works of these four Buddhist leaders in Indian context.
(c) The impact of these movements on Indian society.
Prof. Sudan Shakya (Shuchiin University)
All are welcome to attend.
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Mitsuya Dake (Professor, Ryukoku University)
Free of charge.
9:30-9:35 Eiji Hisamatsu (Director, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University)
9:35-10:15 Takashi Irisawa (President, Ryukoku University)
10:30-11:00 Shigeru Sugasawa (Kogakuin University)
11:00-11:30 Hidetoshi Wada (Ryukoku Museum)
11:30-12:00 Yoshifumi Ichikawa (Ryikoku University)
13:00-13:30 Mikio Shibata (Niigata University)
13:30-14:00 Toki Katō (Beppu Ōtani Memorial Hall)
14:00-14:30 Zu’en Chen (Donghua University)
14:50-15:20 Chaohuang Huang (National University of Kaohsiung)
15:20-15:50 Imre Galambos (Cambridge University)
15:50-16:20 Erdal Kucukyalcin (Bosphorus University)
16:20-16:50 Seijyō Kikuzuki (Beppu Ōtani Memorial Hall)
Questions and Answers
Junshō Kusunoki (Director, Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University)
Mazumi Mitani (Ryukoku University)
Takahiko Kameyama (Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University), Manning Li (Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University), and Wei Yi (Research Center Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University)
Free of charge
The Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Texts (CHT) at Nagoya University Graduate School of Letters , with which the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University established a comprehensive agreement in January 2018, will hold the following symposium whose main subject is the medieval Zen Buddhism.
CHT at Nagoya University Graduate School of Letters, Symposium
10:00-10:10 Opening Remarks, SUEKI Fumihiko
10:10-11:25 First Panel “Nōnin, Eisai, and Their Circumstances”
Panelists: FURUSE Tamami, WADA Ukiko
11:35-12:50 Second Panel
“Chikotsu daie and the Development of the Shōichi-ha Sect”
Panelists: KATŌ Michiko, KAMEYAMA Takahiko,
13:30-15:10 Third Panel
“Acceptance of the Chinese Buddhism and the Japanese Zen Buddhism”
Panelists: TAKAYANAGI Satsuki, YANAGI Mikiyasu,
TAKAHASHI Shūei, ISHII Shūdō
15:20-17:00 Fourth Panel
“Expansion of the Medieval Buddhism”
Panelists: TOKIWAI Yasuhiro, HARADA Masatoshi,
MIYOSHI Toshinori, ITŌ Satoshi
17:00-17:15 Comment, ABE Yasurō
17:15-17:50 General Discussion
The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University is pleased to announce the International Symposium “Japanese Buddhism and Debate (Rongi).” The symposium, whose main subject is “debate” (rongi) in Japanese Buddhist tradition, consists of one keynote lecture and three lectures and panel discussion by five eminent scholars of Japanese Buddhism and religion.
10:45-11:45 “Debate as the Archetype of Religious Thought” Jean-Noël Robert (Professor, Collège de France)
13:00-13:40 “Hossō Debate (Rongi) and the Buddhist Path: The Development of the Interpretation of Buddha Nature and Reconciliation of the Idea of Icchantika (Issendai)” Junshō Kusunoki (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University)
13:45-14:25 “Debates (Rongi) on the Subject of Monastic Discipline (Kairitsu) in the Hosshōji mihakkō mondō ki” Kenryō Minowa (Professor, Division of Humanities and Sociology, Graduate School, University of Tokyo)
14:30-15:10 “The History of Debate (Rongi) and the Shingon Buddhist Tradition” Seiichi Tomabechi (Former Professor, Taisho University)
15:40-16:40 Panel Discussion
Coordinator: Yasurō Abe (Professor, Nagoya University), Discussant: Jean-Noël Robert, Junshō Kusunoki, Kenryō Minowa, and Seiichi Tomabechi
Facilitator: Sei Noro (Associate professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University)
Room 302, Third Floor East Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University, Kyoto (125-1 Daiku-cho, Shichijo-dori, Omiya Higashi-iru,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8268)
Please make a reservation by “web reservation form” or phone.
Phone Number: 075-343-3812 (Hours: 10:00-17:00 Mon-Fri, Closed: Sat, Sun, and Holidays)
Public Lecture (Japanese)
Academic Session (English, partially Japanese)
13:00-13:25 Minowa, Kenryo（蓑輪顕量・東京大学）Longing for India: Japanese Buddhist and India
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Ryukoku University and the China Tibetology Research Center concluded the agreement on the promotion of academic exchange on 2011, and have interchanged diverse ideas concerning both Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. This event will be the third occasion for both institutions to have such interaction.
What kind of situation is the research on the Sanskrit manuscripts inherited in Tibet currently in? How are the studies of Tibetan history, religion, and culture? The China Tibetology Research Center and Austrian Academy of Sciences published the revised text of the Sanskrit manuscript of the Pañcaśatikā Prajñāpāramitā on 2016. Ryukoku University also has contributed to this research project. We hope to take this opportunity to comprehend the current situation of Tibetan Studies in both Japan and China, actively exchange ideas, and examine how the international research projects will be in the future.
◆Part 1 (9:30-12:15): The Religious Culture in Tibet
◆Part2 (13:20-16:30): The Sasnscrit Manuscript and Byddhism
9:30–9:45 am Opening and Introductory Remarks
Akamatsu Tesshin, Ryukoku University
Ōtani Kōshin, Jōdo Shinshū Honganji-ha
Wakahara Yūshō, Ryukoku University
9:45 -10:35 am Keynote Lecture
“Remembrance of the Exchange between Korean and Japanese Buddhism during 1500 Years and Its Future”
Jong-Ho (Bark, Mun Gi), Dongguk University
10:45 am-12:10 pm Symposium
“The Exchange between Japanese and Korean Buddhism and the Grand Tripiṭaka of the Goryeo: Utilization of the Tripiṭaka in the Muromachi and Edo time Period”
Baba Hisayuki, Bukkyō University
11:30 am-12:10 pm
“Gangyō and Shinran, the Great Stars of Popular Buddhism: Similarities between Their Lives, Mentalities, and Ideas”
Fuji Yoshinari, Ryukoku University
12:10-1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15-3:00 pm Symposium
“Immigrants to Ancient Japan and Buddhist Temples”
Akabane Natsuko, Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University
“Missionary Activities by Japanese Buddhists during Korean Civilization: The Missionary Works of Shinshū Ōtani and Sōtō Sects”
Kang, Mun Sun (Hye-Won), Dongguk University
3:05-4:30 pm Symposium
“The Internalization of the Student Human Rights Ordinance in Korea:
Teachers’ Training in Gyeonggi Province”
Dewa Takayuki, Ryukoku University
“The Role of Buddhism in a Peace between Korea and Japan: Reinterpretation of the Essay ‘Pardon without Repentance’”
Kim, Ho Sung, Dongguk University
4:45-5:15 pm Comment
Tatsudani Akio, Ryukoku University
Fujiwara Masanobu, Ryukoku University
5:15-5:30 pm Closing Remarks
Irisawa Takashi, Ryukoku University
Nōnin Masaaki, Ryukoku University