Buddhism & Australia- 2nd International Conference
12 November 2012
Dear Venerable / Sir / Madam
Buddhism & Australia is pleased to inform you that the 2nd International
Conference “Buddhism & Australia” will be held on 23-25 January, 2013 in
Perth, Western Australia.
Acknowledging the history of Buddhism in the region, the main goal of
the conference is to research and investigate the buddhavacana, without the
referene to any particular schools or disciplines such as Theravada,
Mahayana or Vajrayana.
All Buddhists, researchers, scholars, students and members of the general
public interested in Buddhism, and other relevant subjects such as
Archaeology, Buddhism History, Buddhist art, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist
Literature, Manuscripts, Inscriptions, etc., are cordially invited to
present their papers in this coming conference.
The 4 working panels in 2013 will focus on followings:
3) Texts (Sutras, Tantras, commentaries, translations )
4) Open topics related to Buddhism like “Buddhism in Contemporary
Society”, “Buddhism & Contemporary Astrophysics ," “Buddhism in Europe” etc.
Working language will be English. The time for paper presentation is 30 min.
Papers to be presented in the conference will be published in conference
Deadline for Abstracts: 25 November 2012*
Deadline for Full-Article: 25 December 2012
An author and organizer for “Buddhism &
Australia” conference is Vello Väärtnõu, the Head of Estonian Nyingma and
Buddhism & Australia Inc , who has been organizing International
Conferences “Buddhism & Nordland” in Europe since 2006 ( www.budcon.com).
Vello Väärtnõu is the founder of Buddhist tradition and the first Nyingma
movement in Estonia (1982), builder of the first stupas in northern Europe,
internationally recognized thangkamaster and author of an online Estonian
Nyingma Buddhist Encyclopedia. In 2010 Väärnõu started his activities in
Austral-Asian region, organizing Buddhist conferences, an art exhibitions,
an online 'Buddhist History of Australia', an online 'Buddhist Encyclopaedia of China' etc.