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Dear Friends of the AAR Buddhism Section,

Below you will find a listing of sessions at next weekend’s AAR Annual Meeting which touch on the study of Buddhism. It was kindly put together by Section co-chair Lori Meeks. The listing below has only the minimal information. A document with abstracts, titles of papers, etc., may be found here:

Hope to see many of you in Atlanta.

With best wishes,

Christian Wedemeyer
Co-chair, AAR Buddhism Section


A21-107 Buddhism Section

Theme: Formations of Doctrine in Buddhist Modernity

Saturday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, Marriott-International 2 (International Level)

A21-116 Buddhist Critical––Constructive Reflection Group

Theme: Buddhist Responses to Religious Pluralism

Saturday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, Hilton-302 (Level 3)

A21-136  Religions in Chinese and Indian Cultures: A Comparative Perspective Group

Theme: Monasticism: Body, Community, and the State

Saturday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, Hyatt-Lenox (Atlanta Conference Level)

P21-207 Society for the Study of Japanese Religions

Theme: Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop

Saturday - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM, Sheraton-Georgia 9 (Level 1)

A21-216 Buddhist Philosophy Group and Yogācāra Studies Group

Theme: The Buddhist Philosophical Conception of Intersubjectivity

Saturday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Hyatt-Lenox (Atlanta Conference Level)

A21-220 Daoist Studies Group

Theme: Medicine and Religion in East Asia

Saturday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Hilton-Crystal CD (Level 1)

A21-245 Economics and Capitalism in the Study of Buddhism Seminar

Theme: Health Care Institutions and Economics: Transforming Buddhist Practice

Saturday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Marriott-International C (International Level)

A21-246 Focus on Valuing the Study of Religion (Full Paper Session)

Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China Seminar

Theme: Prescriptive Ideals (Sectarian and Institutional) in Holmes Welch’s Work on Chinese Buddhism

Saturday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Hyatt-222 (2nd Level)

A21-238 Religion in Southeast Asia Group

Theme: Cultivating Authenticity, Efficacy, and Identity in Southeast Asia

Saturday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Hilton-304 (Level 3)

A21-242 Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group

Theme: Female Lives and Narratives in Tibet: New Materials and New Perspectives

Saturday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Marriott-A705 (Atrium Level)

A21-319 Buddhism in the West Group and Contemplative Studies Group

Theme: Toward an Ethics-Based Mindfulness: Rationales and Resistances

Saturday - 4:00 PM-6:30 PM, Hilton-309 (Level 3)

A21-309 Buddhism Section and Buddhist Philosophy Group

Theme: Dṛṣṭi: The Problems of Views and Beliefs in Buddhism

Saturday - 4:00 PM-6:30 PM, Marriott-M103 (Marquis Level)

A22-108 Buddhism Section

Theme: Data-Driven Approaches in Contemporary Buddhist Studies: Perspectives on Textual and Praxis Lineages

Sunday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, Hilton-Crystal CD (Level 1)

Business Meeting: Buddhism Section

A22-128 Japanese Religions Group

Theme: Conceiving Esoteric Buddhism in Medieval Japan

Sunday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, Marriott-International 6 (International Level)

A22-205 Buddhism Section and Buddhist Critical––Constructive Reflection Group and Buddhist Philosophy Group and Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group

Theme: Women And Buddhist Philosophy

Sunday - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM, Marriott-A704 (Atrium Level)

A22-263 Chinese Religions Group and Confucian Traditions Group and Daoist Studies Group and Religions in Chinese and Indian Cultures: A Comparative Perspective Group

Theme: Author Meets Critics: Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China (University of Hawai'i Press, 2015)

Sunday - 3:00 PM-4:30 PM, Hilton-206 (Level 2)

A22-272 Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group and Yogācāra Studies Group

Theme: Kierkegaard and Buddhism

Sunday - 3:00 PM-4:30 PM, Marriott-International 6 (International Level)

A22-305 Buddhism Section

Theme: Books and Bodies, Caves and Technologies

Sunday - 5:00 PM-6:30 PM, Marriott-International 9 (International Level)

A22-310 Buddhist Critical––Constructive Reflection Group

Theme: Buddhism as a Remedy for American Suffering: Issues in the Application of Buddhist Teachings

Sunday - 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Marriott-International 7 (International Level)

A22-330 Yogācāra Studies Group

Theme: Reading the Tattvārtha Chapter

Sunday - 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Hilton-307 (Level 3)

A23-118 Buddhism in the West Group

Theme: Converts, Immigrants, Social Movements, and Mindfulness

Monday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Marriott-International 2 (International Level)

A23-119 Buddhist Critical-Constructive Reflection Group and Moral Injury and Recovery in Religion, Society, and Culture Group

Theme: Buddhist Approaches to Moral Injury and Recovery

Monday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hilton-Grand Ballroom C (Level 2)

P23-100 Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies and Society for Hindu-Christian Studies

Theme: Thomas Merton at 100: His Influence on the Study of Hinduism and Buddhism

Monday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Marriott-M104 (Marquis Level)


A23-218 Buddhist Philosophy Group

Theme: Siddha-Scholars and Scholar-Siddhas: Tantra and Philosophy in Indian Buddhism

Monday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hyatt-Roswell (Atlanta Conference Level)

A23-219 Chinese Religions Group and Daoist Studies Group

Theme: Querying “Buddho-Daoism”

Monday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Marriott-International 6 (International Level)

A23-309 Buddhism Section and Japanese Religions Group

Theme: Ears and Eyes: Audiences in East Asian Buddhist Ritual, Eighth-Thirteenth Centuries

Monday - 4:00 PM-6:30 PM

Hilton-Grand Ballroom A (Level 2)

A23-333 Tantric Studies Group

Theme: Fear and Loathing in Samsara: a Study in Terror across Tantric Literature and Practice Systems

Monday - 4:00 PM-6:30 PM

Marriott-L506-507 (Lobby Level)

A24-112 Buddhism Section and Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group

Theme: Tibetan Teachers, Tibetan Performers: Can Performance Theories Help Us Understand Buddhist Pedagogical Practices?

Tuesday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Marriott-A702 (Atrium Level)