Following the success of the workshop “Mongolian Buddhism: Past, Present and Future” in April 2015, the second international forum “Mongolian Buddhism in Practice” is planned for April 2017 in Budapest. Organized by Ágnes Birtalan and Krisztina Teleki, Eötvös Loránd University: Department of Mongol and Inner Asian Studies, Research Centre for Mongol Studies, Budapest Centre of Buddhist Studies; Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute of Ethnology; Embassy of Mongolia in Hungary.
Workshop venue: Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary 1088 Budapest, Múseum krt. 4-6.
Workshop languages: English, Mongolian, Russian.
This forum is for scholars and monks to present their work of different aspects of Mongolian Buddhist practice. In accordance with speakers’ own specific research interests, presentations can cover any aspect of Mongolian Buddhism including monastic life, education, rites, religious texts, chanting, contemplation, the cult of objects of worship, connections with nature, devotees, other religions, and any other approaches of old and contemporary practices.
The workshop will focus not only the Buddhism of Mongols living in the present area of Mongolia, but will cross the border to the beliefs and practices of Mongols in China, Russia or other places in the diaspora. The distinctiveness of Mongolian Buddhism in practice will be revealed through presentations and round-table discussions. The scientific papers will be published in DVD or book format. The 2015 Workshop presentations will be available at the workshop.