The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yogacara

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The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yogacara

Post by Leo Rivers » Thu May 30, 2013 4:10 pm

The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yogacarabhumi Treatise and Its Adaptation in India, East Asia, and Tibet (Harvard Oriental Series) [Hardcover] :woohoo:

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Release date: July 22, 2013 | Series: Harvard Oriental Series (Book 75)
The Yogācārabhūmi, a fourth-century Sanskrit treatise, is the largest Indian text on Buddhist meditation. Its enormous scope exhaustively encompasses all yoga instructions on the disciplines and contemplative exercises of śrāvaka, pratyekabuddha, and bodhisattva practitioners. The thoroughness of the text meant that the Yogācārabhūmi became the fundamental source for later Buddhist writings on meditation across Asia. The present edited volume, conceived by Geumgang University in South Korea, brings together the scholarship of thirty-four leading Buddhist specialists on the Yogācārabhūmi from across the globe. The essays elaborate the background and environment in which the Yogācārabhūmi was composed and redacted, provide a detailed summary of the work, raise fundamental and critical issues about the text, and reveal its reception history in India, China, and Tibet. The volume also provides a thorough survey of contemporary Western and Asian scholarship on the Yogācārabhūmi in particular and the Yogācāra tradition more broadly. The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners aims not only to tie together the massive research on this text that has been carried out in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Europe, and the United States up to now, but also to make this scholarship accessible to all students and scholars of Buddhism.

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Re: The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yoga

Post by Leo Rivers » Thu May 30, 2013 4:42 pm

Yogacarabhumi and the Yogacaras
October 13-14 2008, Seoul Korea
Organized by
The Geumgang Center for Buddhist Studies (GCBS) of Geumgang University

Dear Colleagues,
The Geumgang Center for Buddhist Studies (GCBS) is pleased to announce
its 3rd biannual International Conference for Buddhist Studies entitled
“Yogacarabhumi and the Yogacaras” scheduled for October 13-14, 2008 in
Seoul, Korea.

The aim of this invitational conference is to provide a unique
opportunity to gather some of the world’s leading scholars in the field
of Yogacara studies and to assess the current status as well as the
future directions of the field.

The inspiration for this conference comes from Prof. Lambert
Schmithausen’s forty years of prodigious output in philological
analysis of Yogacara texts in general and of the Yogacarabhumi in
particular. Fourteen papers of renowned invited speakers will be
presented to commemorate Prof. Schmithausen’s contribution to the
field. The topics to be dealt with in the papers will cover a range of
themes such as textual analyses of sections in the Yogacarabhumi, the
focal text of the conference, the systems of meditative practice
therein, its reception into and lasting significance in later Tibetan
and Chinese Buddhist literature, and so on.

Invited speakers:
Prof. Lambert Schmithausen, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Prof. Noritoshi Aramaki, Kyoto Koka Women’s University (Japan)
Dr. Martin Delhey, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Prof. Alexander von Rospatt, UC Berkeley (USA)
Prof. Florin Deleanu, International College for Postgraduate Buddhist
Studies (Japan)
Prof. Michael Zimmermann, University of Hamburg (Japan)
Prof. Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp, Harvard University (USA)
Prof. Ulrich Timme Kragh, Geumgang University (Korea)
Prof. Kazunobu Matsuda, Bukkyo University (Japan)
Dr. Jowita Kramer, University of Munich (Germany)
Prof. Hidenori Sakuma, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Prof. Harunaga Isaacson, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Mr. Yasunori Sugawara, N/A (Japan)
Prof. Sungdoo Ahn, Geumgang University (Korea)

About GCBS:
The Geumgang Center for Buddhist Studies (GCSB) was founded in 2002 at
Geumgang University supported by the Korean Cheon-tae (Ch. Tien-tai)
Order. The Center is primarily research-oriented and sponsors regular
colloquia, workshops, and conferences in Buddhist Studies. GCBS has
been established as a full-fledged research institute with a generous
project fund granted by the Korea Research Foundation, a governmental
organization under the Ministry of Education, which aims at the
promotion and advancement of the studies of humanities in higher
education. GCBS consists of fourteen full-time scholars from Korea,
Japan and Europe, all of whom are currently dedicated to the project
entitled “Research on the Reception of Buddhism in Tibet and in China.”

Conference Venue:
Geumgang University (GGU) is located at the foot of Mt. Gyeryong, which
is in a rural area, 45~50 min driving distance from Daejeon city and
2-hrs driving distance from Seoul, the capital city of Korea.
Accordingly, for attendees’ commuting or travel convenience we have
decided to hold the Conference at the Korean Buddhist History & Culture
Memorial Center, which is located in the historic Jogye Temple in the
heart of Seoul. For more information, such as the detailed conference program, please
contact Dr. Changhwan Park at

With kind regards,

The Organizing Committee:
Chair: Prof. Sungdoo Ahn
Vice-Chair: Prof. Ulrich Timme Kragh
Conference Coordinator: Dr. Changhwan Park
Members: Prof. Seongcheol Kim
Dr. Sangyup Cha
Dr. Jeidong Ryu.
Dr. Youngjin Lee
Dr. Jaekwan Shim

The Geumgang Center for Buddhist Studies
Geumgang University
14-9 Daemyeong-ri, Sangwol-myeon
South Korea 320-931
H-Buddhism (Buddhist Scholars Information Network)
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Re: The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yoga

Post by Greg » Fri May 31, 2013 12:51 am

Thanks for this heads up Leo, this looks very cool. 1429 pages - holy smokes.

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