Khyentse Foundation Lecture Series 2019 Presented by the Center for Buddhist studies

March 14, 2019

The Center for Buddhist studies is glad to present Khyentse Foundation Lecture Series in the forthcoming April. The event is free and open to public. 


Speaker: Prof. Jacqueline Stone, Department of Religious Studies, Princeton University


Title: Is there still Buddhism outside Japan? Cosmology & Polemics in Japan’s Medieval Period


Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm


Location: UA Poetry Center, Dorothy Rubel Room (1508 E Helen Street, Tucson, AZ)


Suggested Parking: Highland Garage


Abstract: Keenly aware of living in a small archipelago on the easternmost periphery of the Asian continent, premodern Japanese Buddhist thinkers struggled to define their own place vis-à-vis the great Buddhist countries of India and China. Alternative representations of Japan, both as a marginal, benighted backwater, and as a superior Buddhist realm, were creatively juxtaposed to assert the claims of rival teachings. In the process, Buddhist norms and concepts of Japan became mutually formative.