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

 

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

Leo Lefebure, Georgetown 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