【RINDAS】2019 RINDAS International Symposium

【RINDAS】2019 RINDAS International Symposium

Theme: South Asian Buddhist Movements in Recent Years

Date: 13th July, 2019 13:30-17:30

Venue: Conference Room, 2nd floor, Seikou, Omiya campus, Ryukoku
University

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(Venue: Building No.6)

Program:

13:30-40
Opening Remarks

13:40-14:50
“Textual Education of Nuns: Ascending Theravada and anagārikas in
Contemporary Nepal”
Dr. Sakura Kudo (Tohoku University)

15:00-16:10
“An Overview of Modern Buddhist Movements in India”
Dr. Mrigendra Pratap (Savitribai Phule Pune University)

16:20-16:50
Comments:
Prof. Kenta Funahashi (Ryukoku University)
Prof. Sudan Shakya (Shuchiin University)

16:50-17:30
Open Discussion

Chair: Prof. Mitsuya Dake (Ryukoku Univeristy)

Contact: Katsuyuki Ida (idakat@ad.ryukoku.ac.jp

ABSTRACTS

Textual Education of Nuns: Ascending Theravada and anagārikas in
Contemporary Nepal
Dr. Sakura Kudo (Tohoku University)

This paper considers how the actions of anagārikā in Nepal exert
influence on local people’s literacy and lifestyle rituals. Literary
education of women through reading and writing is closely related to
which female ascetics or anagārikās (‘homeless-ness’) acquire the
textual education by reading Buddhist texts in nunneries. Anagārikās of
Theravada Buddhism in Nepal encourage women’s education by means of
literacy yet through such literature, they also emphasize personal moral
growth. Theravada was introduced into Nepal in modern times. The
monastic tradition of Buddhism in Nepal collapsed when the married
clergy were gradually embraced by society during the 11-12th centuries.
During a 20th century resurgence of modernized Buddhism, celibate and
monastic forms of practice were reintroduced via India and Sri Lanka.
Although this modernized form of Buddhism is known as Theravada in Nepal,
such a classification may not completely ascribe to traditional view of
the term. The years approaching 1990 bore witness to a turning point.
Nepalese Theravada grew significantly alongside a democratic agenda
promoting Buddhism’s symbolism of equality for ethnic cultures and
languages, and through this, also freedom of religion. Since the first
Theravada nunnery was built in Kathmandu in 1964, its monastics began
teaching courses on pariyatti sikṣā (education about Tipiṭaka) not only
for other nuns, but lay women in the Newar society.

An Overview of Modern Buddhist Movements in India
Dr. Mrigendra Pratap (Savitribai Phule Pune University)

The background of modern Buddhist movements in India begins with the
revival of Buddhism in the middle of the 19th century. The rediscovery
of Buddhism in India started with an effort of archaeologists, linguists,
academics, and Buddhist leaders. Thereafter, at least four different
forms of modern Buddhism emerged in the mid-twentieth century in India.
This includes: (i) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Navayāna “Modern Vehicle” (ii)
Urgyen Sangharakshita’s Triyāna “Threefold Vehicle” i.e., Triratna
Buddhist Order (iii) S. N. Goenka’s Vipassana Movement and (iv) His
Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Universal Buddhism.
This talk will give an overview of these four modern Buddhist movements
and it will be covered in three parts:
(a) The background of modern Buddhist movements in India.
(b) The life and works of these four Buddhist leaders in Indian context.
(c) The impact of these movements on Indian society.

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