WORKSHOP> “New Directions in Zen Studies”

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Dear list members,


I would like to invite you to the online workshop “New Directions in Zen Studies,” which will be held online via Zoom on January 29, 9:30 am–12:30 pm and January 30, 9:30 am–1 pm (Pacific Time). 



Workshop Program

Freitag, January 29

Steven Heine (FIU): “When Mountains Can No Longer Be Seen”: A Critical History of Interpretations of an Ambiguous Shōbōgenzō Sentence 


Marta Sanvido (UC Berkeley): Deconstructing Heresy: Premodern Secret Knowledge and the Making of Modern Zen 


Michaela Mross (Stanford): The Invention of Lay Buddhist Choirs in Modern Sōtō Zen. 



Saturday, January 30

Pamela Winfield (Elon): Zen Bodies of Knowledge 


Richard Jaffe (Duke): Zen and D. T. Suzuki’s Columbia University Lectures, 1952–1953


William Bodiford (UCLA): The Resurrection of Dōgen 





Registration Deadline: January 22 

A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants a few days before the workshop. 


For more information, please contact me at


Best wishes,


Michaela Mross

Assistant Professor

Department of Religious Studies

Stanford University