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Research Symposium: Buddhism in Britain

On the 15th December 2021 (10am-5.30pm), I will be hosting a research symposium (via zoom) on  (as part of my Socrel Seedcorn grant).  All are welcome to attend, and the agenda for the day is below.

If you would like to attend, please do send me an email and I will share the zoom link with you. If you have students/colleagues who you think might be interested, please do share this with them.   (Contact info below)

10.00am Welcome (Caroline Starkey) 

10.10: Phi Phyo Khaw: Adaptability and Authenticity: A Comparative Study of Two Burmese Buddhist Monasteries in the UK

10.40: Robert Bluck: The Unofficial Buddhist

11.10: Comfort Break

11.15: Wendy Dossett: Therapeutisation? Buddhism and Addiction Recovery

11.45:  Meng Wang: The Early Transmission of the Karma Kagyu Lineage

12:15:  Romana Meereis: Attitudes Towards LGBTQ+ in Modern British Buddhism: A Case Study of Triratna

12:45: Lunch Break

1:30: Nath H. Clarke: ‘Sexual misconduct’ as a gay Buddhist: a pilot study of LGBTQ+ Buddhist experiences in the UK.

2:00: Danzhenyangjin: Tibetan Buddhism in Scotland

2:30: Haiyin Ni: Self in Western Chan Practice

3:00 Comfort Break

3:10: Rehena Harilall: Buddhists Across Traditions and Racial Justice

3:40: Paulina Kolata: Shared Minority Spaces in Transnational Shin Buddhist Ventures

4:10: Isara (Jay) Treesahakiat: Thai Temples in the UK

4.40: Comfort Break

4:45: Caroline Starkey: Magic, Ghosts and Class: Works in Progress and Reflections on the Symposium 

5:15: Final Comments and Close by 5.30pm

Dr Caroline Starkey
Associate Professor of Religion and Society, FHEA
Deputy Director of Student Education and Director of Liberal Arts, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science
Room 3.09 Botany House, University of Leeds LS2 9JT