Korean Buddhist Monastic Life: A “Counterparadigm” of Zen Practice
Monday, Sept. 23, 7:45 - 9:00 pm, DRBU University Building, 2nd Floor Student Lounge
A Place for Doubt: The Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhua Chan) in Korean Sŏn Buddhism
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:45 - 9:00 pm, DRBU University Building, 2nd Floor Student Lounge
Buswell completed his B.A. in Chinese (1979), his M.A. in Sanskrit (1981), and his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies (1983), all from the University of California, Berkeley. Before returning to academe, he spent seven years as an ordained Buddhist monk in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Korea. Buswell was elected president of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in 2008, the first specialist in either Korean or Buddhist studies to hold that position. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Manhae Grand Prize in Korea in recognition of his pioneering contributions to establishing Korean Buddhist Studies in the West. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.