**New dates** July 12-20, 2017. Mount Wutai, China. Deadline to apply May 1.
Information on launch of the Centre and the activities for the Centre’s inaugural week 22-25 March 2017 in Paris.
July 31 – August 2, 2017. The Shaolin Monastery 少林寺, Mount Song 嵩山, Henan 河南
July 12-15, 2017. Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove, Mount Wutai
A video of the 2016 Winter Program. December 10-19, 2016 at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan.
February 9, 2017. Vancouver, Canada. By Charles D. Orzech, University of Glasgow.
May 30, 2016. By Professor Paul Groner, University of Virginia.
Medieval Japanese Buddhism was dominated by the Tendai School, but Tendai monks often were not celibate, drank alcohol, and ate meat, behaviors that were strikingly different from their Chinese and Korean counterparts. In this lecture, Professor Paul Groner, a world authority on Japanese Tendai Buddhism and East Asian vinaya (Buddhist precepts) traditions, will look at some of the doctrinal defenses Japanese monks used for these striking differences.
January 20-22, 2017. Princeton University.
April 5, 2016. By Prof. Michael Como of Columbia University
From the late seventh to the late eighth centuries, Japanese rulers built no fewer than six capitals, with the largest housing as many as 70,000 to 100,000 residents. In this paper, I will suggest that the buildings, roads and tools of these capitals functioned not simply as inert matter, but also as active forces that reshaped the ritual means by which urban residents mediated their relationship with their physical environment and with the superhuman world.
March 25-27, 2017. Shanxi, China.