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Zen Writers’ Retreat – June 24, 2017 at Atlanta Soto Zen Center

Zen Writers’ Retreat – June 24, 2017 at ASZC

Sit, walk, write, read, repeat. The silence of Zazen can unleash the thunder of creative ideas. During this one-day session, participants will intersperse zazen and kinhin practice with writing periods and readings/discussions of our raw creations developed through this process. Keisei Andrew Dietz will facilitate this sesshin/workshop. As a bonus feature, Taiun Michael Elliston Roshi will lead participants in at least one “set-breaking” exercise designed to unlock our habitual approach to words so that we can see and apply them with fresh perspective. Suggested donation to Zen Center for participation: $50 includes lunch and materials. While we are in the process of posting registration on the ASZC/Silent Thunder sites, please contact Keisei Andrew Dietz to express interest and “soft circle” your spot. andrew@creativegrowthgroup.com

Draft schedule:

8:30am – 9:00am Assemble/Welcome & Intro (purpose and approach)

Round 1
9:00am – 9:25am Sitting meditation
9:25am – 9:30am Walking meditation
9:30am – 9:55am Writing meditation (Mu prompt)
9:55am – 10:00am Walking meditation

Round 2
10:00am – 10:25am Sitting meditation
10:25am – 10:45am Walking meditation (outdoor)
10:40am – 11:00am Writing meditation (outdoor walk prompt)

Round 3
11:00am – 11:25am Sitting meditation
11:25am – 12:00pm Word Set-Breakers (Sensei led)

Discussion & Readings
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch/Discussion (Zen & creativity)
12:30pm – 1:30pm Reading selections (voluntary)

Round 4
1:30pm – 1:55pm Sitting meditation
1:55pm – 2:00pm Walking meditation
2:00pm – 2:25am Writing meditation (writer’s choice)
2:25am – 2:30pm Walking meditation

Round 4
2:30pm – 2:55pm Sitting meditation
2:55pm – 3:00pm Walking meditation
3:00pm – 3:25am Writing meditation (writer’s choice)
3:25am – 3:30pm Walking meditation

Wrap Up
3:30pm – 4:00pm Reading selections (voluntary)
4:00pm – 4:30pm Discussion/conclusion

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University of Vienna to Host the 17th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

Buddhistdoor International
BD Dipananda
2014-05-19

iabsThe International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) is organizing an academic conference at The University of Vienna, Austria, from August 18th to 23rd, 2014. This conference is the premier international forum for scholars of Buddhism to present their findings. In lectures and seminars, attendees will enjoy opportunities to meet with the leading figures in Buddhist Studies fromacross the world. Scholars and their students also can get updated information and discuss the most recent developments in archaeological, historical, philosophical research.
The conference schedule is divided into sections and panels. Most of the research ranges from meditation, Buddhist theories of causation, and Buddhist networks through international travel to Yogacara in Tibet, Buddhist anthropology and Tocharian Buddhism. There are 25 Sections and 35 Panels, ensuring a packed but most fulfilling schedule. Continue reading

27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists to be held in NW China, October 2014

English.news.cn
2014-04-18

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BANGKOK, April 18 (Xinhua) — The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) will be held in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province in October, WFB secretary-general said here Friday.

The event, set for October 16-18, will be held in the city of Baoji, Phallop Thaiarry said at a press conference.

This is the first time that the WFB, an international Buddhist organization headquartered in Bangkok, has decided to hold its general conference in China.

Shaanxi province has been selected “for its history of Buddhist propagation and being the learning center of Buddhism for a long time,” Phallop said.

The event is expected to attract around 400 representatives from dozens of countries and regions across the world, as well as 400 observers, executive vice mayor of Baoji Zhang Jingyuan said, adding preparations have already commenced.

The conference will not only help Chinese Buddhists strengthen ties with the WFB and Buddhists worldwide but also contribute to the world peace, said Xuecheng, vice president of the Buddhist Association of China.

Founded in Sri Lanka in 1950, the WFB has aimed to promote strict observance and practice of the teachings of the Buddha, secure unity and brotherhood amongst Buddhists, and organize all sorts of humanitarian activities.

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[Baltimore, USA] Humanities and Technology Camp [22 Nov 2013]


9AM-5PM – November 22, 2013

The advent of digital technology and social media has not only transformed how today’s religious communities function. They have also changed how scholars teach about and conduct research on religion more broadly. If you are interested in how technology is changing—or can change—the work of religious studies scholars, then we invite you to attend the AAR’s first ever THATCamp! Continue reading