The 15th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women will begin on June 22 at the University of Hong Kong, running until June 28. Its theme will be “Contemplation, Cultural Exchange, and Social Action.”
From the event’s press release:
The theme is meant to be broad enough to encompass many aspects of what Buddhism means to women and to embrace a range of Buddhist women’s experience. ‘Contemplation’ includes personal introspection, mindfulness practice, meditation, and reflection on contemporary life issues.
‘Cultural exchange’ incorporates interreligious dialogue, indigenous Buddhist experience, inter-generational dialogue, and Buddhist transcultural exchange, expressed through music, literature, drama, painting, social media, and the martial arts.
‘Social action’ takes many forms, including charitable activities, social entrepreneurship, community leadership, and other ways of transforming society. The 15th Sakyadhita Conference will be a forum for making connections across cultures and traditions, exploring a wide range of Buddhist teachings, values, and techniques for living a meaningful life.
Scheduled panel presentations include:
Interactive workshops at the conference include:
For more information, and full descriptions of the panels and workshops, visit the conference website.