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Expressions of the Dharma
Buddhist Art & Culture in Everyday Life
April 4-6, 2019

University of the West

& Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple

Los Angeles, CA

 

Conference registration rates:

  •  Professional (Faculty, Curator)  $50.00

  •  Independent Scholar  $35.00

  •  Student (with ID)  $0.00

  •  Monastic, Clergy  $0.00

  •  General Public  $50.00

Full conference registration is available here.  Included in your registration are select meals (including the Opening Banquet) and optional trip to the Huntington Library & Gardens.

Registration for several free events--open to the public--can be found here.

 

No-cost shared room accommodations are available at Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple (Hacienda Heights) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please check the appropriate box when you register.

Participants may also reserve a room at their own cost at:

Courtyard Los Angeles Hacienda Heights/Orange County

1905 S Azusa Avenue 

Hacienda Heights  CA  91745     map

Reserve by: March 4, 2019. To reserve your room at the conference rate ($139.00+tax), click here.

 

APRIL 4th Thursday   Hsi Lai Temple

 

4:00-5:30pm

Conference Check-in begins                                                                                      

 

5:30-6:45pm

Opening Banquet & Welcome                                                       

 

7:00-9:00pm

KEYNOTE PANEL         

                                                              

Buddhist Art & Culture in Everyday Life

Moderated by Lewis Lancaster, University of the West & UC Berkeley

 

Kerry Lucinda Brown, Savannah College of Art and Design

Activating Ancient Buddhist Narratives in Contemporary Ritual Practice: The Veneration of Dīpaṅkara Buddha in Nepal

 

David Efurd, Wofford College

When Buddhists Carved Earth: Cave Architecture in an Everyday Landscape

 

Tracy Miller, Vanderbilt University

Water and Ritual in Early Chinese Buddhist Architecture

            

APRIL 5th Friday   Hsi Lai Temple

 

9:00-9:45am

Tour of Hsi Lai Temple (optional)                                                                                  

 

10:00-11:45am

FEATURED PANEL                                                                                                          

 

Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts including donation of the Encyclopedia

Moderated by Venerable Youheng (Editorial Director)

 

Ven. Mankuang (Editorial Advisor)

Peter Johnson (Editor of Architecture, Caves and Artifacts)

Yann Lovelock (Editor of Sculpture)

Graham Wilson (Editor of Painting)

Stefanie Pokorski (Editor of Calligraphy, Seals and People)

 

12:00-1:45pm

Lunch                                                                                             

2:00-3:45pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS I                                                                                    

 

PAPER SESSION

Expressions of the Dharma in the Ordinary and the Everyday

Moderated by Jane Naomi Iwamura, University of the West

 

Peter Romaskiewicz, UC Santa Barbara

The Early American Encounter with Buddhist Imagery in Silent Film

 

Hwee Koon Tan, Independent Curator

From Buddhas (& Bodhisattvas) to Ordinary People: The Impact of an Engaging Human-Realm Buddhism on Li Chen

(a Chinese artist’s shift from a self-taught Buddhist sculptor to a contemporary artist)

 

Venerable Mankuang, International Buddhist Progress Society—Dallas

Humanistic Buddhism in Architecture----The Example of the Fo Guang Triple Gem Structure Complex (San Bao Shan)

 

Sarah Richardson, University of Toronto 

The Place of “the Everyday” in Buddhist Narrative Painting

 

 

PRESENTATION | DEMONSTRATION

The Way of the Flower: Ikebana as Spiritual Path

 

Shauna Eheler, University of the West

Susan Morse, University California, Irvine

Larisa Castillo, University California, Irvine

 

4:00-5:45pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS II                                                                                   

 

PAPER SESSION

Expressions of the Dharma in Chinese Culture

Moderated by Darui Long, University of the West

 

Margarita Delgado Creamer, University of Pittsburgh 

Earliest Buddha Images in China: Reception and Transformation

 

Xiaoyang Zhang, University of the West 

Wisdom in Red: An Exploration into the Religious and Art Practice of Red Mañjuśrī in Tangut Buddhism in Dunhuang

 

Taliesin Thomas, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) 

Re-Envisioning The Buddhist Imagination in Contemporary Chinese Art

 

 

PAPER SESSION

Expressions of the Dharma in the Contemporary Moment

Moderated by Shou-Jen Kuo, University of the West

 

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Occidental College         

The Merit of Garbage: Recycled Materials in Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist Sacred Objects

 

Kalzang Dorjee Bhutia, Occidental College

Negotiating between the Old and the New: Giant Buddhist Statues and Questions of Efficacy in New Sacred Spaces in Sikkim, India

 

Soorakkualame Pemarathana, University of Pittsburgh  

New Icons of the Buddha: The Promotion of Domestic Veneration of the Buddha in the 20th Century Sri Lanka

6:00-6:45pm

Dinner                                                                                             

7:00-9:00pm

SPECIAL EVENING PANEL                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                

Paglalayag: Journeys on Learning, Living and Propagating Expressions of Dharma through Performing Arts

 

Katherine Mae G. Sabate, Guang Ming College

Transformative Pedagogy: Learning And Experiencing Buddhism As A Cultivation In Creating And Performing Arts

Gian Carlo Navarro, Guang Ming College
Voices Of Dharma: A Phenomenological Analysis Of Buddhist Arts And Culture Through Performing Arts

(Reflections on Emptiness and Silent Meal— Dance)

 

Al Bernard Garcia, Guang Ming College
The Experience And Practice Of Mindfulness Meditation Through The Expressions And Improvisations Of Movement And Dance

 

Cychaina Jontilano & Cyril Valeriano, Guang Ming College
Site-specific Dance: A Conscious Choreographic Process Informed by the Concept of Mindfulness

 

Ralph Jade Tampal, Guang Ming College
Buddhism and the Performing Arts: Analysis on the Juxtaposition of the Buddhist Concept of Right View and Islamic Concept of Niat by a Muslim Scholar


APRIL 6th Saturday         University of the West   

 

10:00-11:45am

PLENARY PANEL                                                                          

 

Scholarly Practices: Buddhist Material Culture and the Everyday Life 

Moderated by Sonya S. Lee, University of Southern California

 

Jinah Kim, Harvard University

Winston Kyan, University of Utah

Melody Rod-ari, Loyola Marymount University

Akiko Walley, University of Oregon

 

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch                                                                                               

 

12:30-1:15pm

LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP                                                              

 

Tea Chaplaincy > Pop-Up Tea Stop                                                                                           

Ven. Woo Sang, University of the West

JIeyan Zheng, University of the West

David Kaleo Woo, University of the West

 

1:30-3:30pm

SESSION III                                                                                      

 

PAPER SESSION

Expressions of the Dharma in the Historical

Moderated by Miroj Shakya

 

Gudrun Buhnemann, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Śākyamuni Buddha’s Journey to Lumbinī as a Popular Theme in Newar Buddhist Art

 

Shih-shan Susan Huang, Rice University

Elite Uighurs and the Network of Buddhist Printed Books in the Mongol Empire

 

Nalini Rao, Soka University of America

Buddhist Sangha and Royal Patronage at Kanaganahalli: Recent Excavations in South India

 

Rebecca Hall, USC Pacific Asia Museum

Impermanence and the Study of Buddhist Funeral Arts of Northern Thailand

 

3:30-4:00pm

Tea & Closing Remarks                                                                  

 

5:30-7:00pm

Farewell Dinner  (Hsi Lai Temple)                                                              

 

The conference will take place at:

 

April 4-5

Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple

3456 Glenmark Drive

Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

April 6

University of the West

1409 Walnut Grove Ave

Rosemead, CA 91770

Transportation will be provided between the two conference sites.

Click on the markers or use the search box below to locate "FGS Hsi Lai Temple or " UWest"