Here is a conference announcement being circulated by The Buddhism & Australia Inc:
International Conference “Buddhism & Australia 2013”
will be held in 7 – 9th of August, 2013 in Perth, Western Australia.The conference acknowledges Buddhism in Austral-Asian region, its’ history and knowledge, involving Buddhism and notable people in its religious history.
The first conference ,,Buddhism & Australia” took place from 2-4th of February 2012 in Murdoch university, Perth and was a great success. Participated academics and Buddhist scholars from 16 countries around the world and the conference covered a large variety of topics, which clearly indicated the direction for the next years. All presentations, the opening and welcoming speeches are available in conference website
The 2013 conference will have 4 working panels and like the first conference, 2013 will have emphasis on in-depth Buddhist studies.
The 4 working panels in 2013 will be divided into following categories:
3) Texts (Sutras, Tantras, commentaries and translations )
4) Open topics like “Buddhism in contemporary society”, “Buddhism & Environment” etc.
Buddhists from all traditions, monastic’s, academics, scholars and others interested in Oriental and Buddhist studies are invited to present abstracts of their works.
- The conference has no conference registration or participation fees.
- Working language will be English. The time for paper presentation is 30 minutes.
- Papers to be presented in the conference will be published in conference website.
Deadline for Abstracts: 5 April 2013
Deadline for Full-Article: 15 May 2013
Organizers. The author and organizer for “Buddhism & Australia” conference is Ven.Vello Väärtnõu, the Head of Estonian Nyingma and Buddhism & Australia Inc, who has been organizing International “Buddhism & Nordland” Conferences since 2006: www.budcon.com
2012 conference review: Buddhistdoor ; Perthnow;
To participate in the “Buddhism & Australia 2013” please submit the abstract of your paper (max 500 words) and
CVs (maximum of 2 pages, including personal statement and/or listing of publications or work experience) by the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org before April 5th, 2013