The Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA, is planning what looks to be a great conference next March. “Buddhism Without Borders: Contemporary Buddhism in the West” will explore questions such as:
- How has Buddhism outside Asia been shaped by diaspora and immigration?
- How has the increase in global tourism, communication, and capitalism affected the way Buddhism is understood, taught, and practiced?
Speakers include Charles Prebish, Richard Hughes Seager, Eve Mullen, Duncan Ryūken Williams, Jeff Wilson, Wakoh Shannon Hickey and many others. The keynote address will be given by Prof. Thomas Tweed, author of The American Encounter with Buddhism and Crossing and Dwelling.
You can find out more about the conference and register here.