The Permanent Training in Buddhist Studies (PTBS) is an initiative of the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies (GCBS) in collaboration with the Department for Languages and Cultures at Ghent University. The PTBS consists of short term training courses and lectures on diverse aspects of Buddhology. It aims to offer an international forum for scholars and students interested and/or engaged in the field of Buddhist Studies.
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2022 PTBS Lecture Series Schedule
Nan Ouyang (UGent)
“Constructing the Divine Abode of Dizang Bodhisattva: Mt. Jiuhua in Late Imperial China”
William Bodiford (UCLA)
“Our Dogen: His Birth, Lives, and Afterlives”
Lindsey DeWitt Prat (UGent)
“The Dharma of Japanese Sumo: Religion, Tradition, and the Female Taboo”
Berthe Jansen (Leipzig & Leiden)
“What is Buddhist About Law? A View from Early Modern Tibet”
Charles DiSimone (UGent)
“Putting Together a Puzzle Without All the Pieces: Reading Damaged Buddhist Manuscripts”
Amy Langenberg (Eckerd College) & Ann Gleig (University of Central Florida)
“Did the Buddha Teach Consent?: Buddhist Ethics After Sexual Abuse in Contemporary North American Communities”
Naomi Appleton (Edinburgh) & Chris Jones (Cambridge)
“Three Paths, Two Buddhas and One Vehicle: Disentangling Indian Buddhist Literature”
Eric Greene (Yale University)
“Did Early Chinese Buddhists Understand their Scriptures? – What the Earliest Chinese Buddhist Commentaries Show Us”