Montserrat 2017

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Meditation in Buddhist-Christian Encounter: A Critical Analysis
29 June – 3 July 2017, Montserrat / Barcelona, Spain
 Welcome Letter 2017 form ENBCS President Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Harris.

ENBCS 2017 Call for Papers

 Speakers of the Conference (on UPF)

Program

Registration (in cooperation with the University of Barcelona) here.

 

Thursday (29.06.)

18.30-20.30:           Opening of the Conference

18.30-18.45:           Welcome, Announcements

18.45-19.00:           Welcome Note by Fr Ramon Oranias of Montserrat

19.00-20.00:           Keynote Paper plus Q&A

Elizabeth Harris, Liverpool Hope University

20.00-20.15:           Introduction to the Conference Program, further Technicalities.

20.30-22.00:           Dinner

 

Friday (30.06.)

07.30-08.00:           Meditation

08.00-09.00:           Breakfast

9.15-12.15:             Session I: Meditation/Contemplation in Traditional Buddhism and Christianity

09.15-10.00            Mediation/Contemplation in the Christian Tradition

Karl Baier, University of Vienna

10.00-10.45            Meditation/Contemplation in the Buddhist Tradition

Sarah Shaw, Oxford University

10.45-11.15            Coffee

11.15-12.15            Plenary Discussion

12.30-13.30            Lunch

13.30-15.30            Siesta

15.30-18.30            Session II: Christian-Buddhist Encounter through Zen-Practice

15.30-16.15            Why Christians Studied Zen-Meditation

Ursula Baatz, Vienna

16.15-17.00            Why Buddhists Taught Zen-Meditation to Christians

Robert Sharf, University of California

17.00-17.30            Coffee

17.30-18.30            Plenary Discussion

19.30-20.15:           Organ Concert in the Basilica of Montserrat

20.30-22.00:           Dinner

 

Saturday (01.07.)

07.30-08.00:           Meditation

08.00-09.00:           Breakfast

9.15-12.15:             Session III: Christian-Buddhist Encounter through Mindfulness

09.15-10.00            The Western Interest in Mindfulness Mediation

Andreas Nehring, University of Erlangen

10.00-10.45            Thich Nhat Hanh’s Propagation of Mindfulness in the West

Elise DeVido, Duke University, Duke Kunshan University

10.45-11.15            Coffee

11.15-12.15            Plenary Discussion

12.30-13.30            Lunch

13.30-17.30            Exploring Montserrat (including a guided tour of the church and library: optional)

17.30-20.30            Session IV: The Hesychast Tradition and its Affinities to (Tibetan) Buddhism

17.30-18.15            Hesychasm and Buddhism

Nicholas Alan Worssam, Glasshampton Monastery

18.15-19.00            Hesychasm and Tantric Buddhism

Elizabete Taivane, University of Latvia

19.00-19.30            Refreshments

19.30-20.30            Plenary Discussion

20.30-22.00:           Dinner

 

Sunday (02.07.)

07.30-08.00:           Meditation

08.00-09.00:           Breakfast

09.00-10.30:           Open Presentations I (3-4 parallel groups with 3 papers in each group)

11.00-12.00:           Mass (optional)

12.30-13.30            Lunch

13.30-15.30            Siesta

15.30-18.30            Session V: Meditation and Action in Buddhism and Christianity

15.30-16.15            Meditation and Action: A Buddhist View

John Makransky, Boston College

16.15-17.00            Meditation and Action: A Christian View

Aasulv Lande, Lund University

17.00-17.30            Coffee

17.30-18.30            Plenary Discussion

18.45-20.15            Open Presentations II (3-4 parallel groups with 3 papers in each group)

20.15-20.45:           Conclusion of the Conference (Farewell, Announcements, Words of Gratitude, etc.)

21.00-22.30:           Dinner

 

Monday, 03/07/2013

08.00-09.00            Breakfast, Departures