A New Chairperson for International Conferences Buddhism & Australia.
At the opening ceremony of the 3rd conference on 6th February, 2014, the author and main organizer of the International Conference Buddhism & Australia, Vello Vaartnou, announced officially that he will hand over the responsibility for the conference to Marju Broder.
Vaartnou said that he is involved totally in his online Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia project, which takes all his time. Broder has been the organising secretary for the Buddhism & Australia conferences in Perth and for the Buddhism & Nordland conferences in Europe since 2007. Her duties will include Calling For Papers, correspondence and all organizing for the Buddhism & Australia conferences.
The 3rd International Conference Buddhism & Australia
The 3rd International Conference Buddhism & Australia 6 – 7 February 2014 University of Western Australia, Perth
Enjoy the full day of interest and education !
We are pleased to inform you that the 3rd international conference Buddhism & Australia will be held on 6-7 February, 2014 at the Trinity College , University of Western Australia.
The conference acknowledges the history and presence of Buddhism in Australasian region and brings together speakers from Myanmar, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, India, USA and Australia.
The conference is open to public on 6-7 February and provides a fantastic opportunity for you to ask questions and learn from experts!
Where: Trinity College, UWA, 230 Hampden Rd, Crawley WA 6009 When: 6 – 7 February, 2014; 10.00am – 4.00pm, check in 9.30 am Address: Mounts Bay Road, Crawley WA 6009; Bus stop (98): Mounts Bay Rd After Fairway Organizer: Buddhism & Australia Inc NB! Lunches and coffee breaks will be not provided, it you have not ordered it earlier.
February 6th, 2014
9.30am Check in 10.00am Opening of the Conference
Welcoming Speeches by • Vello Vaartnou, the founder of the Buddhism % Australia conference • Dr.M. Nahan, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister • Mr.Peter Stuart, the Honorary Consul of Mongolia • Buddhists without Buddhism? Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari and Buddhism in the World Professor Ian Cook, Murdoch University, Australia
• Pali Education in Myanmar Ashin Ketu, State Pariyatti Sāsana University, Myanmar • What Insights Can Tiantai Buddhism Offer Higher Education? Ven. SHI Sheng Ying , Huafan University, Taiwan • Socially Engaged Buddhists & Aboriginal Australians Dr. Mark A. Toole, High Point University, USA
• A Tibetan Buddhist Settlement in Karnataka State Prof. Sangappa Chalawadi Karnataka University, India • Buddhism and Mental Health: Recovering from Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Stress Dr. Patricia Sherwood, ECU, Australia
February 7th, 2014 9.30am Check in 10.00am Presentations
• Tibetan Buddhism and environmental protection in China Joshua Esler, University of Western Australia • The Influence of Buddhism in NSW Australia Mengjee Foo, Taiwan/Australia
11.30am- 12.30pm Lunch 12.30am Presentations
• The role of food in Thai women's engagement with Theravada Buddhism in Western Australia Ms. Tamara Bulcock, University of Western Australia • Towards an Australian Future Without Buddhism Ven. Mujyo , Jizoan Zen Temple, Perth • The relevance and implications of the three core characteristics of existence, Impermanence, Non -Satisfactoriness and Non-Self, in Buddhist teachings for the 21st century multicultural Australia. Chand R. Sirimanne, University of Tasmania, Australia
• Buddhist Heritage in Western Myanmar Ven. Vannasami, Buddhist and Pali,University Colombo, Sri Lanka • Being-With-Uncertainty: Exploring Muddy Waters in Formal Education Ms. Bec Sahr, Faculty of Arts & Education, Deakin University, Australia
* * * * * Contributions
• Embodied Cognition and Emotions: A Buddhist Perspective On Body-Mind Reactivity In Daily Life and Contemplative Life. Prof. Padmasiri da Silva, Monash University, Australia • An Analytical Study of Dhammasanghani “Atthakatha” Commentary in Pali Tipitaka Ven. Swe Sing Mong Marma, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. • Early Buddhist Art of Central India Assistant Professor Vinay Kumar Rao, Assam University, India • The Cessation of Consciousness in Vipassanā Meditation Ven. Bhikkhuni Anula Devi, Korea • Compassion and Its Ethical Value as Depicted in Early Buddhism Ven. Pantu Chakma, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka • The Applicability of the Sevenfold Purity in Insight Meditation for the Alleviation and Curing of Problematic Behavior and Mentality R. M. Rathnasiri, Sri Lanka
Call for Quarterly Submissions
The main function of the international conferences "Buddhism & Australia " is to provide a platform for academics and monastic scholars and lay Buddhists to present academic presentations. Traditionally all the presentations of our conferences have been published on the website, making them available for larger public.
Now Buddhism & Australia website provides an opportunity for people from around the globe to present their ideas,research findings and knowledge about Buddhism as text submissions, which will be published on our website.
Academic articles related to Buddhism, e.g., literature, history, philosophy, art, psychology, education, science, society etc., are welcome.
Complete articles should include the title, an abstract, references and contain min 4 pages. An author`s CV (max of 2 pages) should be added to the article.
The articles shouldn’t be published earlier. Copyright of all accepted works will transfer to the Buddhism & Australia,that will include articles in on-line databases, possible books or elsewhere for academic distribution. Articles are expected in English.
The articles will be published quarterly. Deadlines for submissions are:
April 1, 2013
June 1, 2013
September 1, 2013
January 1, 2014
The submissions will be approved by Vello Vaartnou, the Head of Estonian Nyingma and Buddhism & Australia.
The choice of topic and handling of the material will be the criteria in assessment of papers.
In each period the board will note three outstanding articles. The author of the best article will have the possibility to participate in the next conference for free (no registration /participation fee).
We welcome all scholars, Buddhist monks and everyone to share their thoughts, knowledge, ideas and opinions about all matters related to Buddhism.
The idea of "Buddhism & Australia" conferences is to unite the work of Australian and international academics, monastics and lay Buddhist and provide a platform for co-operation on different projects and aspects related to Buddhism.
In Asian countries we can speak of 2600 years of Buddhist history. In Australia Buddhism is like a seed, it is still young and growing rapidly, becoming more popular amongst Australians. A seed needs water and nutrients to grow. We can say that the Buddhist seed in Australia is in a very fertile earth. But much work and effort is needed for the seed grow into a mature tree.
Australia symbolizes the movement of 21th century globalization. Almost all nationalities and Buddhist traditions are represented in Australia, which creates a unique opportunity and time for Buddhism and Buddhist to develop new ideas and Dharma activates.
“Buddhism & Australia” conferences are organized with the best intentions to further develop Buddhism in Australia and to engage with Buddhist from overseas.
The author and main organizer of international conference "Buddhism & Australia" is Vello Vaartnou, the Head of Estonian Nyingma and IC Buddhism & Australia, who has been annually organizing international Buddhist conferences in Europe since 2007. The first conference “Buddhism & Nordland” was organized in Estonia, which was focused on the history of Buddhism in Northern Europe. The conference was a huge success, uniting scholars and Buddhists from the Nordic countries and attracting visitors from as far as Mongolia, India and China.
When Vello Vaartnou moved to Australia in 2010, he decided to continue the tradition of organizing annual meetings for academics and monastics to discuss and work on different Buddhist aspects and topics. The first Buddhism & Australia conference was held in February 2012.