Happening Soon: "Precarity of Death," A Conference on Tibetan Buddhism at Yale

November 22, 2021

Happening Soon: "Precarity of Death," A Conference on Tibetan Buddhism at Yale

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Beautiful Buddha, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, White Tara, Padmasambhava, Sakya Pandita Statutes on the shrine, lama's throne, seats for meditators, 16 arhats, Vajrayogini, protector lions, Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Greenwood, Seattle, Washington, USA
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The CSR would like to share the details for an upcoming virtual conference that may be of interest hosted by Yale University, "Precarity of Death: A Mini-Conference Exploring the Porous Boundary between Death and Life in Tibetan Traditions." The conference has been organized by Kati Fitzgerald, former PhD student in the Department of Comparative Studies and friend of the Center. Please find the relevant details below:

Precarity of Death: A Mini-Conference Exploring the Porous Boundary between Death and Life in Tibetan Traditions

Sponsored by the Yale University Buddhist Studies Initiative and Institute of Sacred Music

Keynote Address by Dr. Thupten Jinpa, McGill University

December 3, 2021

9am to 5pm EST

Register here

What is death? How do reincarnation and the transmigration of consciousness complicate our understanding of death? What role does the body play in the process of death? How have various traditions understood the post-death experience? How are death and life inextricably linked? Using textual analysis, historical excavation and ethnographic inquiry, scholars will present research considering the ways in which death and rebirth are parts of a complex continuity. Rather than thinking of death as a permanent state, a one-way border, this conference seeks to examine the ways in which death is a tactical concept, with ever-changing boundaries and definitions.

For a detailed list of papers and registration information, please visit ism.yale.edu/Tibetan

You can find a poster for the event here:

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You can find a schedule of the day's events here: 

 

We hope you'll consider attending!