Munich lecture series on “Women in Buddhist Practice”

Here is an announcement about an upcoming lecture series on women in Buddhism, being held at LMU, Munich.

The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies and the Center for Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich organize alecture series on the topic of “Women in Buddhist Practice”.

All lectures take place on mondays at 6.15 pm in the university’s main buliding: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, room F 007 (all except 23.7.) and B 206 (23.7.).

23.4.2012 Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken, Oslo University: „Frauen im Buddhismus: die ersten Nonnen“

30.4.2012 Prof. Dr. Ann Heirman, Ghent University: „Ordination of Chinese Buddhist Nuns in the First Millennium: An Exemplary Case“

11.6.2012 Prof. Dr. Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt, Universität Marburg: „Meditieren Frauen anders? Zur Bedeutung des Geschlechts für die religiöse Praxis im tantrischen Buddhismus“

18.6.2012 Prof. Dr. Liz Wilson, Miami University: „Women as Viewers and as Objects of Sight in Post-Ashokan Indian Buddhist Hagiography“

25.6.2012 Dr. Carola Roloff (Jampa Tsedroen), Universität Hamburg: „Die Erneuerung buddhistischer Nonnenorden und ihre Implikationen für moderne Gesellschaften“

9.7.2012 Dr. Simone Heidegger, LMU München: „Priester, Priesterinnen, Priesterehefrauen: Geschlechterrollen in buddhistischen Tempeln in Japan“

23.7.2012 Prof. em. Dr. Barbara Ruch, Columbia University, New York: „A Neglected Heritage: The Impact of Eminent Nuns and Women Patrons on the Evolution of Japanese Buddhism“

Everybody is welcome to attend the lectures. Abstracts can be found on

the following web sites:



About Jovan Maud

I'm a lecturer in the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany. Interests include: transnational religious networks, popular religion in Thailand, religious tourism and commodification, and digital anthropology.
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