2014 Conference

UK Association of Buddhist Studies Conference 2014: Buddhism and Healing
University of Leeds, Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 July 2014

Supported by:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures (University of Leeds), East Asian Studies (University of Leeds) and Centre for Religion and Public Life (University of Leeds)

Speakers included: 

Dr. William B Tuladhar-Douglas (University of Aberdeen)
Medicine and the reproduction of Buddhism in Nepal

Peter Sharrock (University of London)
“The Grief of Kings is the Suffering of Their People”: the Imperial Mission of the Cambodian Buddha of Medicine

Joanna Cook (University College London)
Why is Mindfulness so Popular?

Bhikkhu Anālayo (Hamburg)
Healing in Early Buddhism

C. Pierce Salguero (Penn State University / Abington College)
Are Buddhist Scriptures the “Missing Link” in the Global History of Medicine?

Anna Andreeva (Heidelberg)
Buddhism and Childbirth in Pre-modern Japan

Colin Millard (University of Cardiff)
The Oser Kyilpa Bon Mendrub Ritual

Paula Arai (Louisiana State University)
Homespun Healing Rituals

Please follow the links for presentation abstracts and a programme of events.

Conference organisers
Martin Seeger (M.Seeger@leeds.ac.uk)

Mikael Bauer (M.Bauer@leeds.ac.uk)

Caroline Starkey (trs6cs@leeds.ac.uk)