Download The University of Toronto / McMaster University

Survey
yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Document related concepts

Yiqiejing yinyi (Xuanying) wikipedia, lookup

Enlightenment in Buddhism wikipedia, lookup

Nirvana (Buddhism) wikipedia, lookup

Vajrayana wikipedia, lookup

Buddhist influences on print technology wikipedia, lookup

Pratītyasamutpāda wikipedia, lookup

Dzogchen wikipedia, lookup

Buddhism and violence wikipedia, lookup

Buddhist art wikipedia, lookup

History of Buddhism wikipedia, lookup

Geyi wikipedia, lookup

Noble Eightfold Path wikipedia, lookup

Buddhist ethics wikipedia, lookup

Śūnyatā wikipedia, lookup

Persecution of Buddhists wikipedia, lookup

History of Buddhism in Cambodia wikipedia, lookup

History of Buddhism in India wikipedia, lookup

Decline of Buddhism in the Indian subcontinent wikipedia, lookup

Dalit Buddhist movement wikipedia, lookup

Buddhism wikipedia, lookup

Early Buddhist schools wikipedia, lookup

Theravada wikipedia, lookup

Buddhism and sexual orientation wikipedia, lookup

Buddhism in Vietnam wikipedia, lookup

Women in Buddhism wikipedia, lookup

Buddhism and Hinduism wikipedia, lookup

Silk Road transmission of Buddhism wikipedia, lookup

Buddhist philosophy wikipedia, lookup

Catuṣkoṭi wikipedia, lookup

Buddhist texts wikipedia, lookup

Buddhism in Myanmar wikipedia, lookup

Greco-Buddhism wikipedia, lookup

Pre-sectarian Buddhism wikipedia, lookup

Pali wikipedia, lookup

Dhyāna in Buddhism wikipedia, lookup

Buddhism and psychology wikipedia, lookup

Buddhism and Western philosophy wikipedia, lookup

Skandha wikipedia, lookup

Triratna Buddhist Community wikipedia, lookup

Transcript
The University of Toronto / McMaster University
Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program
supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, and
the Uof T’s Centre for South Asian Studies, present a public lecture by
Steven Collins
Pali Practices of the Self
The phrase ‘practices of the self ’ was introduced by the French
thinkers Michel Foucault and Pierre Hadot, to refer to ways of
life in Hellenistic Greece and Imperial Rome (Hadot speaks of
‘spiritual exercises’) where philosophical discourse was engaged
in not simply to produce changes in the ideas people hold, but
more importantly changes in the character of those who held
them. It is only a superficial paradox to speak of Buddhist
practices of the self, given that all forms of Buddhism, including
that found in the Pali texts which will be the subject of this
talk, claim that there is no self outside the changing psychophysical processes which make up a lifetime and a series of lives
in a sequence of rebirths. The talk will end with a consideration
of the varied and heterogeneous practices called (in English)
‘Buddhist Meditation’.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
6 pm
Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs,
1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto
Steven Collins is Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities
at the University of Chicago, where he teaches in the
Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations.
He is a Council Member of the Pali Text Society (London).
For questions please contact
[email protected]