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  • February 8th 2018: Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Adalbert Gail (Freie Universität Berlin) on "Von Kathmandu nach Kambodscha" (program)
  • November 24, 2017: Guest Lecture by Dr. Katharina Sabernig (University of Vienna) on "Moderne und klassische Körperkonzepte in Tibet" (program)
  • October 20, 2017: Guest Lecture by Prof. Bart Dessein, (University of Ghent) on "Madhyamaka critique on the Sarvāstivādin interpretation of causality" (program)
  • July 20, 2017: Guest Lecture by  Rafal Stepien, Ph. D. (University of Oxford) on "On Emptying Self of View: A Buddhist Critique of first Philosophy" (program)
  • March 24-25, 2017: Workshop "Evolving through Context" with Prof. Peter Schwieger (Bonn) and Prof. Stefano Zacchetti (Oxford). (program)
  • October 29–30, 2016: International Indology Graduate Research Symposium 8, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (program)
  • September, 12-13, 2016: Current Research into Buddhist Texts and Traditions: 3rd LMU UCB Buddhist Studies Workshop (program)
  • June, 27-29, 2016: Workshop "Truth and Meaning in Buddhism" (program)
  • July, 22, 2015: Workshop with Prof. Dr. Yu Xin (Fundan University, Shanghai)
  • July 7, 2015: Prof. Dr. Osmund Bopearachchi (École normale supérieure, Paris) über "Contradictions in Textual Narrations and Confusion in Visual Art: Revisiting the Seven Weeks after the Enlightenment of the Buddha"
  • June 19-20, 2015: International Workshop "Yogācāra Buddhism in Context" (program, pdf, 324 kb)
  • May 12-13, 2015: International Workshop: Kucha on the Silk Road (program, pdf, 730 kb)
  • Summer term 2014: Lecture Series The Body in Buddhism
  • April 30, 2014: Workshop with Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes (Vienna)
  • January 29, 2014: Prof. Dr. Steven Heine (Florida International University) on "Zen writes, Zen rites, Zen rights"
  • Dezember 6, 2013: Prof. Dr. Michael Radich (Victoria University of Wellington, Neuseeland) on "The Authorship and Provenance of the Chapters of the Suvarna(pra)bhasa Ascribed to Paramartha, and Implications for the History of Buddhist Texts"
  • November 19-21, 2013: "Lecturing and Teaching at the University" with Barbara Beege (ProFiL/Sprachraum)
  • September 13-15, 2013: Workshop "Reading Outside the Lines - A Workshop on the Intersection of Buddhist Art and Texts"
  • June 27-28, 2013: Workshop "Presenting in English" with Tim Korver
  • April 22-July 8, 2013: Lecture Series: "Mindfulness: Meditative Practice between Religion and Therapy" Michael von Brück
  • November 23-24, 2012: Workshop "Presenting in English" with Tim Korver
  • May 31, 2012: Prof. Dr. Brian Victoria on "D.T.Suzuki, Zen and the Nazis"
  • May 16–18, 2012: Conference "Texts and beyond – New issues from Buddhist Studies". A LMU-UCB-Cooperation. program
  • April 23-July 23, 2012: Lecture Series: "Women in Buddhist Pratice" Martin Lehnert
  • November 30–December 1, 2011: Workshop "Project Management and Fundraising" with Dr. Simon Golin
  • November 17, 2011: Prof. Jonathan Silk (Buddhist Studies, Leiden University) on "Presence of Absence and Absence of Presence: Toward the Avoidance of Hubris"
  • November 7, 2011: Workshop with Prof. Bryan Cuevas (Department of Religion, Florida State University) and Prof. Dr. Ulrike Roesler  (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford) (program, pdf, 189 kb)
  • October 24–25, 2011: Workshop "Presenting in English" with Tim Korver
  • October 10, 2011: Workshop with Prof. Jinhua Chen (Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia)
  • July 12, 2011: Prof. Dr. Urs App (Kyoto) on "Die europäische Entdeckung orientalischer Philosophie" (The European discovery of Oriental philosophy)
  • May 26, 2011: Michaela Mross, M.A., on "Ritual und Rhetorik: Strategien buddhistischer Zeremoniale (koushiki) im Zen" (Ritual and rhetoric: Strategies of Buddhist ceremonies in Zen Buddhism)
  • April 26–29, 2011: Didactic Workshop with Barbara Beege (ProFiL/Sprachraum)
  • January 27-29, 2011: Workshop "Approaches to the Occident: Western Perspectives on Buddhism" with the participation of Prof. Georges Dreyfus (Williams College), Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner (Heidelberg), Wenshing Lucia Chou, Chris Clark, Eva Funk, Nadine Plachta, Massimo Rondolino, Brooke Schedneck, Rainer Schulzer, and others
  • January 11 and 15, 2011: Workshop "English language for international conferences"
  • December 15, 2010: Prof. Dr. Christoph Kleine (Leipzig) on "Devotion oder Meditation? Die Praxis der Buddha-Vergegenwärtigung (buddhanusmrti) im Wandel der Zeit" (Devotion or meditation? The practice of keeping in mind the Buddha in the course of time)
  • November 3, 2010: Prof. Dr. Michael Zimmermann (Hamburg) on "The Ethical Base of Socially Engaged Buddhists: Unity in Difference?"
  • July 28, 2010: Workshop "English language communication skills"
  • July 12, 2010: Workshop with Prof. Dr. Matthias Obert (Kaohsiung)
  • July 2, 2010: Dr. Lila Russell-Smith (Museum of Asian Art, Berlin) on "Uygur patronage in Dunhuang: regional art centres on the northern Silk Road in the tenth and eleventh centuries"
  • June 19, 2010: Prof. Christopher Ives (Stonehill College) on "Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen's critique and lingering questions for Buddhist ethics"
  • June 18, 2010:Prof. Brian Bocking (Cork) on "Study of Religions in a Smart Society"
  • May 28, 2010: Prof. Robert Sharf (Berkeley) on "The Buddha's Finger Bones at Famen-si and the Art of Chinese Esoteric Buddhism"
  • May 26-28, 2010: Workshop "Reading Practices in Buddhist Cultures" in cooperation with the Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Berkeley. With the participation of Prof. Patricia Berger, Prof. Michael Hahn, Prof. Dr. Alexander von Rospatt, Prof. Robert Sharf, Jacob Dalton, Mari Jyvasjarvi, and others
  • January 20, 2010: Prof. em. Dr. Michael Pye (Marburg/Kyoto) on "What counts as Buddhism? Various perspectives on an unavoidable question"
  • January 15, 2010: Workshop with Dr. Pascale Hugon (Austria Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Birgit Kellner (Vienna/Heidelberg)
  • November 25, 2009: Prof. Dr. Alexander von Rospatt (Berkeley) on "Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Überlegungen zum Studium des Newar-Buddhismus des Kathmandu-Tals" (Past and present: Thoughts on the study of Newar Buddhism in Kathmandu valley)
  • November 11, 2009: Prof. em. Dr. Lambert Schmithausen (Hamburg) on "Zum Problem des Verhältnisses von spiritueller Praxis und theoretischen Aussagen im Buddhismus" (On the problem of the relation between spiritual practice and theoretical statements in Buddhism)