10th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women

Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia

Conference: July 1 to 5, 2008

Temple Tours: July 6 and 7, 2008

Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women is pleased to announce the 10th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women, to be held in Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia, from July 1 to 5, 2008.

The conference will be followed by a city tour (July 6) and a picnic at Manjusri Monastery (July 7). Optional tours to Erdene Zuu Monastery and the Buryat Republic (Russian Federation) will follow.

"Buddhism in Transition: Tradition, Changes, and Challenges"

Buddhist women in times of transition

Sandy Boucher:
Women in American Buddhism, From Our History to Our Future

Wei-yi Cheng:
Women in Snow Hut: A Contemporary Pure Land Organization

Hema Goonatilake:
Sri Lankan Buddhist Nuns in Transition: From Religious Rights to Social Power

Hyangsoon Yi:
Modernity, Women, and Buddhism in Korea: Kim Iryop and Na Hyesok

Shobha Rani Dash:
The Future of Buddhist Monastic Women in Japan

The challenges of multiculturalism

Michelle Hannah:
Buddhism, Globalization and Cultural Diversity

Chan Park:
Living and Dying Well: Crosscultural Listening to the Ancient Korean Buddhist “Mind Conversion” Song

Mavis Fenn:
Buddhism and Multiculturalism

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel:
Feeling African, Being Buddha: An Exploration of Multiculturalism within Sangha

Breaking with tradition: The issue of legitimacy

Tomomi Ito:
Questions of Ordination Legitimacy for Newly Ordained: Theravada Bhikkhuni in Thailand

Dhammacharini Karunamaya:
Breaking with Tradition and Issues of Legitimacy in FWBO

Bhikkhuni Pannavati:
The Issue of Legitimacy for American Buddhism and Its Nuns

The future of monasticism

Cristina Bonnet-Acosta:
Brave Daughters of the Buddha: The Feminisms of the Burmese Buddhist Nuns

Elles Lohuis and Tenzin Dechen:
Where Empowerment Takes Place: A Personal Story

Bhikkhuni Vijithananda:
A Light of Hope: Monastic Education in Sakyadhita Center, Sri Lanka

Buddhist women and interreligious dialogue

Syafaatun Almirzanah:
When East Meets West: Toward a New Matrix for Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue

Lenny Hidayat:
Buddhist Community Participation in Fostering the Cultural Heritage of Borobudur

Engaging the younger generation

Elise DeVido:
The Buddhist Youth/Family Association in Vietnam: Its History and Future Prospects

Dhammacharini Jnanasuri and Dhammacharini Tarahridaya:
Engaging the Younger Generation: Dalit Experiences

Bhiksuni Molini and Bhiksuni Dhammavijaya:
Engaging the Younger Generation in Nepal

Buddhism and cultural change: Issues of lay buddhist women

Paula Arai:
Domestic Zen: Laywomen’s Household Practices in Contemporary Japan

Wookee Jhin:
Leadership Development and Networking of Lay Buddhists in Korea

Rong-Zhi Lin:
Laywomen in Buddhism and Their Future: The Example of Taiwan

Buddhist values: Economy and environment

K.T.S. Sarao:
Buddhism and Consumerism

Cecile van Hezik:
Greening the Monastery

Chuehmen Shih:
A Buddhist Approach to Soliciting Resources: The Case of Fo Guang Shan

Buddhism, politics and human rights

Morny Joy:
Human Rights or Symbolic Status?

Anita Sharma:
Buddhism and Communism

Chao Hwei Shih:
The Inescapable Gender Order

Ashley (Map'ung) Pryor:
Gesturing toward Peace: The Gesture of Women's Silence in Contemporary Anti-War Protest Movements

Buddhist meditation traditions

Bhikkhuni Dhammananda:
Metta Bhavana: The Art of Nobler Living

Akemi Iwamoto:
The Bodhisattva Path of Meditation Practice and Gender in India

Jayanta (Shirley Johannesen):
Mindfulness Meditation: Mind and Body in Transition

Sharn Rocco:
Teaching Meditation to Catholic Children


Rosanne Freese:
I Left Home to Manage a Temple and Raise Money?! The Eightfold Path of Leading People and Setting Goals to Strengthen Your Community

Beatrice Jutta Gassner:
Sitting in Council

Yu-ling Chen:
Taichi Treasures

Sandy Boucher:
Dancing with Kwan Yin

Carol Newhouse:
Buddhism, Gender, and Social Change

Program as of February, 2008. Subject to change.

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