6th Annual Symposium on Buddhist Studies
Buddhism Translated: Language, Transmission and Transformation
Dr. John Dunne (Emory University): "Mindfulness: Authority, Translation and Practice".
Dr. Tom Tillemans (University of Lausanne): "Why are translations of philosophical texts so often misleading or even downright incomprehensible?"
Dr. Sara McClintock (Emory University): "The Centrality of Narratives to the Transmission of Buddhism"
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery): Remarks on the Nature of the Buddhist Canons and the Task of Translators
In addition to these presenters, the symposium was honored to have the presence of the Director of the office for the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU); Ven. Dr. Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Symposium was attended by more than 200 participants, including students and teachers from the Centre for Buddhist Studies, several prominent Buddhist Translators, and Buddhist scholars from the Kathmandu Valley and abroad. Following the Symposium a silent auction was held in support of the Centre for for Buddhist Studies.