Past and Present Approaches to “Universality” in Buddhist Traditions

April 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki A-302 Add to Calendar

From the case of a young Japanese monk traveling to India to the contemporary landscapes of Japanese and Taiwanese Buddhist traditions, this presentation intertwines two narratives separated by more than a century. It examines how East Asian Buddhists searched for universality in radically different contexts, in India and Japan during the early twentieth century, and then in contemporary Taiwan. In spite of significant variations related to these two periods of time and to their respective cultural environments, both topics reflect common endeavors marked by a response to globalization and to challenges faced by the monastic tradition. For more details about the event please visit our website.

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Religion Department, Mānoa Campus

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