Tibetan Buddhism Conference

Psychic Buddhist ConventionThe International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism was held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel from October 18-20, 2010, in conjunction with the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Emory University. This conference was co-sponsored by the Office of Tibet, New York, and Emory University, with support from the Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture in Washington, DC, and Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., in Atlanta, GA.

The conference schedule was as follows:

 

Events Preceding the International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism

Sunday, October 17, 9:45am-11:15am

Teaching on “The Nature and Practice of Compassion” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Woodruff PE Center, Emory University. Note: this is a separate ticketed event. Information is provided here for your convenience if you are attending this event also.

Monday, October 18, 9:30am – 11:30 am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Conference on “Compassion Meditation: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions” with H.H. the Dalai Lama at the Woodruff PE Center, Emory University. Note: this is a separate ticketed event. Information is provided here for your convenience if you are attending this event also.

 

International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism

October 18-20, 2010

Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University

October 18, 2010

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.            Welcome Reception Dinner

 

October 19, 2010

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Opening session (presided over by H.H. the Dalai Lama)*

Program: Remarks by H.H. The Dalai Lama

Remarks on the Monglian conference by the Khampo Lama
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.First panel session

1A.  Tibetan Buddhism’s Encounter with Modern Science

Keynote Speakers:  Dr. Richard Davidson and Venerable Matthieu Ricard

Panelists:  Dr. John Dunne (Chair), Dr. Philippe Goldin, Geshe Lhakdor, and Dr. Gaelle Desbordes

1B.  Tibetan Buddhism and Social Engagement

Keynote Speakers:  Lama Pema Wangdak and Dr. Jan Willis

Panelists:  Dr. John Makransky (Chair), Acharya Fleet Maull, Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Diana Rose, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche

[1:30-3:30pm, “The Creative Journey” with H.H. the Dalai Lama at the Woodruff PE Center, Emory University. Note: this is a separate ticketed event. Information is provided here for your convenience if you are attending this event also.]
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   Second panel session

2A.  Translating the Dharma

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jerffrey Hopkins and Geshe Thupten Jinpa

Panelists: Dr. Jose Cabezon (Chair), Gerardo Abboud, Dr. Sarah Harding, Timothy McNeill, and Geshe Dadul Namgyal

2B.  Tibetan Buddhism in the Modern Academy

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Anne Klein and Geshe Lobsang Tenzin

Panelists:  David Germano (Chair), Dr. Sara McClintock, Yangsi Rinpoche, Prof. Geshe Ngawang Samten, and Dr. Daniel Perdue

7:00pm                         Banquet Dinner, sponsored by the Claus M. Halle Institute
October 20, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Third panel session

3A.  Tibetan Buddhism in Modern Western Culture

Keynote Speakers:  Sogyal Rinpoche and Dr. Robert Thurman

Panelists:  Gelek Rinpoche (Chair), Lama Surya Das, Marco Antonio Karam, and Judith Simmer-Brown

  

3B.  Surviving Modernity in Traditionally Tibetan Buddhist Regions

Keynote Speakers: Telo Tulku and Dr. Vesna Wallace

Panelists:  Glenn Mullin (Chair), Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobzang Tsetan, Dr. Tara Doyle, Dr. Abraham Zablocki, and Khenpo Migmar Tsetan

11: 00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.        Business meetings

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Concluding session

Remarks by Samdhong Rinpoche

[End of Conference]

 

Speakers List

  • H.E. Ganden Tri Rizong Rinpoche
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, Rigpa
  • Gehlek Rinpoche, Jewel Heart
  • Telo Rinpoche
  • Ven. Matthieu Ricard, Shechen Monastery
  • Lama Pema Wangdak, Vikramasila Foundation
  • Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobzang Tsetan, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
  • Geshe Thupten Jinpa
  • Geshe Lhakdor, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
  • Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Emory University
  • Geshe Ngawang Samten, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath *
  • Geshe Dadul Namgyal, Drepung Loseling Monastery, Atlanta *
  • Yangsi Rinpoche, President, Maitripa College *
  • Geshe Kalsang Damdul, Associate Director, Institute of Buddhist Dialectics *
  • Glenn Mullin
  • Lama Surya Das *
  • Dr. Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Dr. Robert Thurman, Columbia University
  • Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins, University of Virginia
  • Dr. John Dunne, Emory University
  • Dr. Jan Willis, Wesleyan University
  • Dr. Gaelle Desbordes, Boston University *
  • Dr. Philippe Goldin, Stanford University *
  • Dr. John Makransky, Boston College *
  • Dr. Anne Klein, Rice University
  • Dr. Vesna Wallace, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Sara McClintock, Emory University
  • Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University
  • Dr. Tara Doyle, Emory University
  • Acharya Fleet Maull
  • Dr. Jose Cabezon, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Sarah Harding
  • Marco Antonio Karam, Casa Tibet Mexico
  • Eng. Gerardo Abboud
  • Timothy McNeill, Wisdom Publications
  • Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo
  • Ms. Diana Rose, Garrison Institute *
  • Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Pundarika Foundation *
  • Abraham Zablocki, Agnes Scott *