Open topics related to Buddhism e.g. art, psychology, science, astrophysics, etc.
All Buddhists, researchers, scholars, students and members of the general public interested in Buddhism are cordially invited to present their papers in this coming conference. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed.
Working language will be English. The time for paper presentation is 30 min including questions and answer time.
Papers to be presented in the conference will be published on conference website. Papers must not have previously been published and, if accepted, cannot be published though other media. Copyright owner for published papers will be B& A Inc.
To participate in the conference “Buddhism & Australia 2014” please submit an abstract of your paper and CV (max of 2 pages) by December 15, 2013 by the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Registration Fees:
Participation fee of 650 AUD will include -participation in all sessions for 3 days, -printed conference materials; -lunches and coffee breaks during the conference
Conference Package with accommodation and transfer is possible for 1600 AUD.
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.