La SFEMT a le plaisir d’annoncer la tenue, dans le cadre du Cycle Conférences SFEMT 2022/2023, de la conférence suivante :
The Words and World of Gebchak Nunnery: Tantric Meditation in Context
Elizabeth McDougal en dialogue avec Katia Buffetrille
Lundi 5 décembre 2022 – 17h30-19h
This discussion will share an ethnography of how a Tibetan contemplative nunnery reads, writes and practices the words of its own corpus, thereby demonstrating the orientation of Buddhist learning towards mind-body union. The aim of the discussion is to contrast modernity’s ways of knowing (its tendency to index reality in language of fixed meanings) with the more tacit, embodied knowledge of Tibetan contemplative culture, where orality and literacy, knowledge and creative vision, and theory and method are less distinct. The discussion’s further aim is to consider the practical implications of this contrast for philology in Buddhist Studies, and the need for embodied contextualisation of both knowledge and methodology.
A propos des conférencières :
Dr. Elizabeth McDougal trained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in India and Tibet for 17 years. She completed a Masters of Indian Philosophy in Varanasi, and a PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Sydney. Elizabeth is currently researching and teaching mindfulness-related subjects at a natural health college.
Dr. Katia Buffetrile is a French ethnologist and tibetologist. She is an expert on Cultural Politics, Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalayas.