• Burma Studies Group at the 2014 AAS Conference

    Please be advised that the annual meeting of the Burma Studies Group will be held in conjunction with the upcoming AAS Conference. The meeting will take place in Meeting Room 406 of the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott at 9:30 pm on Friday, March 28, 2014.…
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  • International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) 2014 Conference

    The conference of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) takes place in in Vienna, 18-23 August, 2014. More information on the conference, including proposed panels, can be found through the links below:…
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  • Call for Academic Articles: International Council for the Day of Vesak 10th UNITED NATIONS DAY OF VESAK May 7–11, 2014

    International Council for the Day of Vesak


    Call for Academic Articles

     Every year since the resolution passed by the United Nation's General Assembly on 15 December 1999 - the thrice-sacred day of Vesak (celebrating the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha Gotama) is celebrated internationally. …

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  • 2014 Dissertation Workshop Deadline for Proposals

    The Theravada Civilizations Project announces:

    A Dissertation Workshop

    To be held at University of Pennsylvania, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 DEADLINE for proposals: January 1st, 2014.

    The Theravada Civilizations Project is pleased to announce plans for an intensive dissertation workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the international meeting of the Theravada Civilizations Project in March 2014 in Philadelphia (preceding the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting).…

  • The Theravada Studies Group Meeting at the 2014 AAS in Philadelphia

    The Theravada Studies Group will meet in Philadelphia in conjunction with the AAS on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  

    Keynote lecture: “Periodizing Theravada History: Where to Start?”  by Professor Steven Collins, University of Chicago.…


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28 Buddhas

A brief excerpt from 28 Buddhas a 19 June, 2015 entry on the British Library website

In Theravada Buddhism, 'Buddha' refers to one who has become enlightened through their own efforts and insight. A Buddha is someone who has realized the enlightenment that ends the cycle of birth and death and which brings liberation from suffering.…

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