WORKSHOP> Thick Dharma, Abhidharma - HUJI, June 12–14

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Dear friends and colleagues,

I am most pleased to annouce the following workshop at that will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in mid-June. For any further details, please contact me at The workshop is made possible through the generous support of the Glorisun Global Network in Buddhist Studies.

Best wishes,

Eviatar Shulman 


Thick Dharma, Abhidharma

A workshop at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 12–14, 2023.


Monday, June 12, Room 5318 Humanities building

10:00 – 13:15, 14:45-18:00   Rupert Gethin, University of Bristol –

"Mapping the Buddha’s Mind: Some Points of Interest"

19:00    Dinner for participants


Tuesday, June 13, Mandel building 521

10:00 – 13:00    Janet Gytaso, University of Harvard –

“Guided Reading on the Darśana- and Bhāvanā- mārga in the Abhidharmakośa: Different Timings of kleśa”


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14:30 – 16:00    Sonam Kachru, Yale University –

"A Theory of Mind, and Some Thoughts about Theories"

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16:25 – 17:20    Aleix Ruiz-Falqués, Shan State Buddhist University and HUJI –

"How Nāgasena Shaped the Third Council: The Parallel Lives of Moggaliputta and Nāgasena and their Implications in the Conceptualization of the Abhidhamma as a Dogmatic Corpus"

17:20 – 18:15    Eviatar Shulman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem –

"Is the Aṅguttara-Nikāya an Abhidharma Text?"


Wednesday, June 14, Rabin Building 2001

9:45 – 11:15     Mingyan Gao, Waseda University and the University of Hong Kong –

"Mokṣabhāgīya in Abhidharma and Yogācāra"   

11:45 – 13:30    Pyi Phyo Kyaw, Shan State Buddhist University and the University of Oxford –

"Navigating in Ocean of Methods: the Paṭṭhāna in Burmese Buddhism"


15:00 – 16:00    Giuliano Giustarini, Mahidol University –

"Aggregates, Sense-Bases, and Elements in the Vibhaṅga-mūlaṭīkā"

16:00 – 17:00    Daniel Stuart, University of South Carolina –

"We Are All Ābhidharmikas: Troubling A Genre Distinction in Buddhist Intellectual History"


17:20 – 18:00    Concluding discussion


June 15 and June 18, follow-up workshop – Dan Stuart, University of South Carolina –

"Close Readings in the Sad-dharma-smṛty-upasthāna-sūtra"

Room 5318 in the Humanities, 10:00–13:00, 15:00–18:00.


Categories: Workshop
Keywords: Abhidharma