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【July 13th, 2019】International Symposium “South Asian Buddhist Movements in recent years”

Date
July 13th, 2019 13:30-17:30
Place
Conference Room, 2nd floor, Toukou, Omiya campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

South Asian Buddhist Movements in recent years

 

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(Venue: Building No.6)

 

Speakers and Titles:

1. Textual Education of Nuns: Ascending Theravada and anagārikas in Contemporary Nepal
 Dr. Sakura Kudo (Tohoku Univertisity)

[Abstract]
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)

[Abstract]
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.

Discussants:
Prof. Sudan Shakya (Shuchiin University)
TBA

 

Language: English

All are welcome to attend.

Contact: Katsuyuki IDA (ida@ad.ryukoku.ac.jp)

Sponsors
The Center for South Asian Studies
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University

【October 19, 2018】 International Symposium “Adversity to Acceptance: From Hokubei Bukkyo Dan to the “Buddhist Churches of America””

Date
October 19, 2018, 15:00-17:00
Place
Seminar Room 1, Shofukan Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

Adversity to Acceptance: From Hokubei Bukkyo Dan to the “Buddhist Churches of America”

 

Dr. Tetsuden Kashima (Professor Emeritus, University of Washington)

 

Program

15:00-16:10 Lecture

16:15-17:00 Discussion

 

Facillitator

Mitsuya Dake (Professor, Ryukoku University)

 

Place

Seminar Room 1, Shofukan Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto

 

Free of charge.

 

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University (Applied Research Division and International Research Division)
Institute of Buddhist Studies, Center for Contemporary Shin Busddhist Studies
Poster
Adversity to Acceptance: From Hokubei Bukkyo Dan to the “Buddhist Churches of America”

【October 6, 2018】 Internatioal Symposium “The Plan and Living Space of Kōzui Ōtani”

Date
October 6, 2018, 9:30-18:00
Place
Room 101, First Floor East Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

 

 

Opening Remarks

9:30-9:35  Eiji Hisamatsu (Director, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University)

 

Keynote Lecture

9:35-10:15  Takashi Irisawa (President, Ryukoku University)

 

Section 1

10:30-11:00 Shigeru Sugasawa (Kogakuin University)

 

11:00-11:30 Hidetoshi Wada (Ryukoku Museum)

 

11:30-12:00 Yoshifumi Ichikawa (Ryikoku University)

 

Section 2

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)

 

Section 3

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)

 

Comment

17:00-1730

 

Questions and Answers

17:30-18:00

 

Closing Remarks

Junshō Kusunoki (Director, Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University)

 

 

Facillitator

Mazumi Mitani (Ryukoku University)

Interpreter

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

 

Inquiries

barc@ad.ryukoku.ac.jp

 

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures and Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Poster
Internatioal Symposium “The Plan and Living Space of Kōzui Ōtani”

“New Perspective on the Medieval Zen Buddhism: The Fields Opened by the Chūsei zenseki sōkan” (CHT, Nagoya University Graduate School of Letters)

Date
July 7, 2018, 10:00-17:50
Place
Conference Hall, Integrated Research Building for Humanities and Social Sciences 7th Floor, Higashiyama Campus, Nagoya University
Presenter
(Timetable)

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

“New Perspective on the Medieval Zen Buddhism: The Fields Opened by the Chūsei zenseki sōkan

 

Schedule

10:00-10:10     Opening Remarks, SUEKI Fumihiko

10:10-11:25      First Panel “Nōnin, Eisai, and Their Circumstances”

Panelists: FURUSE Tamami, WADA Ukiko

  YONEDA Mariko

11:35-12:50       Second Panel

“Chikotsu daie and the Development of the Shōichi-ha Sect”

Panelists: KATŌ Michiko, KAMEYAMA Takahiko,

  KIKUCHI Hiroki

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

Sponsors
The Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Texts, Nagoya University Graduate School of Letters
Poster
Poster "New Perspective on the Medieval Zen Buddhism"

【May 13 2018】 International Symposium 2018 “Japanese Buddhism and Debate (Rongi)”

Date
May 13 2018, 10 : 30-16 : 45
Place
Room 302, Third Floor East Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

May 13 2018

Jean-Noël Robert (Professor, Collège de France)

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Keynote Lecture

10:45-11:45 “Debate as the Archetype of Religious Thought” Jean-Noël Robert (Professor, Collège de France)

 

 

Lectures

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 RobertJunshō KusunokiKenryō Minowa, and Seiichi Tomabechi

 

 

Facilitator: Sei Noro (Associate professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University)

 

 

*Both lectures and panel discussion are held in Japanese.

 

 

Place

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)

 

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Location and Access

 

 

 

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures and Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University / Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Texts, Nagoya University
Poster
Poster "Japanese Buddhism and Debate (Rongi)"

Free of charge *Reservation is needed (Capable of Seating 100)

 

 

Reservation

Please make a reservation by “web reservation form” or phone.

 

Web Reservation Form

Phone Number: 075-343-3812 (Hours: 10:00-17:00 Mon-Fri, Closed: Sat, Sun, and Holidays)

 

 

【23rd, December 2017】 Symposium: Buddhism in shaping India-Japan Relations

Date
23rd, December 2017
Place
2nd Floor, Seikou Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

Program:

Public Lecture (Japanese)

  • 11:00-12:10    Kojima, Yasuko(小島裕子・国際仏教学大学院大学)Bodhi Sena, the Priest to Consecrate the Great Buddha: Imagined ‘India’ in the History of Japanese Culture.

 

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

  • 13:25-13:50     Dake, Mitsuya(嵩満也・龍谷大学)Japanese Buddhists Views of India Seen in the Magazine Bukkyokaigaijijo (1888-1893)
  • 13:50-14:15     Okuyama, Naoji (奥山直司・高野山大学)Japanese Buddhists in Recovery Movement of the Bodh Gaya Temple After 1891: The role of  Shaku Kōzen and the Shingon Sect
  • 14:15-14:40     Tomas Newhall(トマス・ニューホール・東京大学)From “bongaku” 梵学 to “indo tetsugaku” 印度哲学: The Development of Indology at Japanese Universities

Break

  • 14:50-15:15     Nohnin, Masaaki (能仁正顕・龍谷大学)Otani Kozui and India: Seeking the Origin of the Eastward Spread of Buddhism
  • 15:15-15:40     Ranjana Mukhopadhyaya, (ランジャナ・ムコパディヤーヤ・デリー大学)Proselytizing in the “Western Paradise”: India in the making of Fujii Nichidatsu and Nipponzan Myohoji
  • 15:40-16:05     Okamoto Yoshiko(岡本佳子・国際基督教大学アジア文化研究所)A Dream of an Asian Religious Conference: Japan-India Cultural Interaction behind the Journey of Okakura Kakuzo, Oda Tokuno and Hori Shitoku to India
  • 16:05-16:30     Bessho, Yusuke(別所裕介・駒澤大学)Buddhist Heritages Development Assistance as Present-day India-Japan Friendship: By Comparison to JICA, APECF and FPMT

Break

  • 16:40-17:05     Sato Ryojyun(佐藤良純・大正大学)Indian Deities of Buddhism and Hinduism in Japan
  • 17:05-17:30     Funahashi, Kenta(舟橋健太・龍谷大学)Development of Buddhist Conversion Movements in Contemporary India: The View from Local and Global
  • 17:30-17:55     Togawa, Masahiko (外川昌彦・東京外国語大学)Living with Gandhi: Fujii Gurji and India-Japan Relations in the 1930s

Break

  • 18:05-18:45     General Discussion
Sponsors
ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures (RCWBC); Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia (RARC); and Center for South Asian Studies (RINDAS), Ryukoku University, Core-Project-Anthropology, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Samutthan Foundation, New Delhi
Sponsored by JSPS India-Japan Bilateral Research Project with ICHR, India
Poster
Symposium: Buddhism in shaping India-Japan Relations

Contact: TOGAWA, Masahiko (fakir@aa.tufs.ac.jp)

【December 2 2017】 The Research on the Religious Cultures and Sanskrit Manuscripts in Tibet

Date
December 2 2017, 9:30-16:30
Place
Room253, Seikou Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

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

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University and Research Institute for Buddhist Culture
Ryukoku Society (龍谷学会)
China Tibetology Research Center
Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Poster
The Research on the Religious Cultures and Sanskrit Manuscripts in Tibet

Memorial Symposium for the Establishment of the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures

Date
October 20 2015
Place
103 Tōkō building, Ōmiya campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

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

 

10:45-11:25 am

“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

 

1:15-1:55 pm

“Immigrants to Ancient Japan and Buddhist Temples”

Akabane Natsuko, Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University

 

2:00-3:00 pm

“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

 

3:05-3:45 pm

“The Internalization of the Student Human Rights Ordinance in Korea:

Teachers’ Training in Gyeonggi Province”

Dewa Takayuki, Ryukoku University

 

3:50-4:30 pm

“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

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Dongguk University
Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University
Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Center for Humanities, Science and Religions, Ryukoku University
Poster
Poster
Rev. Jong-Ho
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