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Faces of Buddhism in the east and in the west

I Budddhological Conference, Cracow 23th-25th October 2014

This Buddhological conference organised by Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations at the Jagiellonian University is a forum for the exchange of research experience involving scholars from the East and the West, who are interested in Buddhist culture (in the broad sense of this term). Buddhology is a specific academical discipline, where linguistics, sociology, anthropology, studies of religion, cultural studies, history and philosophy meet and intermingle. The meeting of scholars specialising in such different subjects is an opportunity not only to present and discuss their own research results, but also to promote the development of Buddhist studies in Poland and in the world. Buddhology as a young discipline cannot be content with communicating its own results, but needs a broader reflection on its tasks, methodology and direction for future progress. We hope that this Buddhological Conference, organised every two years, will help not only to recognise the latest achievements of buddhology, but will also benefit the process of its self-determination and acquiring self-knowledge.

The scope of the conference "Faces of Buddhism in the East and in the West" is wide, because it allows scholars from disciplines other than Buddhology to participate. Their knowledge and research may be significant for the development of Buddhist studies. The attempt to analyse Buddhism in an interdisciplinary manner is – in our opinion – the best starting point for the future progress of Buddhology.

Date and place:

23th-25th October 2014, Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Grodzka 52 (second floor), Krakow, Poland

Conference programme


Participants from Poland – 400 zł

Participants from other countries – 150 euro


Abstracts should contain 250-500 words (saved in pdf or doc/docx format). Please include your full name and your university affiliation. All abstracts should be sent electronically to up to the 20th June 2014.

Authors will be informed about acceptance of their abstracts via e-mail, by 30th June 2014.



The best papers from I Buddhological Conference will be published.

Organizing Committee:

Artur Przybysławski

Joanna Grela

Jakub Belina-Brzozowski

Jacek Trzebuniak


Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations

Grodzka 52, Cracow, Poland