SYMPOSIUM> 2021 Toshi Book Award Presentation (November 5th)

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The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is presented on an annual basis to an outstanding book or books in the area of Buddhist studies. Administered by the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, the selection is made by an external committee that is appointed annually. This year’s event celebrates the presentation of the 2021 award to Christopher V. Jones and his book The Buddhist Self: On Tathāgatagarbha and Ātman (University of Hawai'i Press, 2020).
The program is as follows (Nov 5, 2021, from 2pm Pacific Time):
14:00 - 14:15: Introductory Remarks and Award Presentation
Robert Sharf (UC Berkeley) and George Tanabe (President, BDK America)
14:20 - 15:00 Keynote
Christopher V. Jones (University of Cambridge) - “What Makes a Buddha-nature Text? Reflections on the Idea of a ‘Tathāgatagarbha Corpus’.”
15:00 - 15:15 Q&A
15:20 - 16:30 Presentations
Paul Harrison (Stanford University) - “The Buddhist Self and the Buddhist Studies Self.”
Hiromi Habata (International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies) - “Sattva and Sattvadhātu: The Essential Element of Existence in the World.”
Michael Zimmermann (Universität Hamburg) - “From the Lotus Sutra to the Roots of Engaged Buddhism in the Bodhisattvabhūmi: Why Tathāgatagarbha Is Indispensable.”
16:30 - 17:00 Panel Discussion
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