Online Lecture „Buddhism in Mongolia Today“, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2021-06-09)


Lecturer: Dr. habil. Agata Bareja-Starzyńska (Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples, University of Warsaw)

For centuries (13-14th cent., 16-20th cent.) Buddhism in Mongolia played an important role shaping Mongolian worldview and culture. The revolution of 1921 disrupted this development and caused nearly complete destruction of Buddhism. The talk will focus on the aftermath: it will describe Buddhist revitalization since 1990. There are some features of Buddhist practices in Mongolia, which stem from the past, such as the division into „yellow” and „red” traditions. However, certain aspects of the revitalized Buddhism in Mongolia are new phenomena, such as foundation of nunneries, establishment of the Western style Dharma centers, new ways of Buddhist social engagement and the impact of market economy. Moreover, the role of Buddhist leaders, Tibetan aid, Mongolian national identity, a plurality of religions and several other factors, which influence Buddhism in Mongolia today, will be discussed.

Mittwoch, 9. Juni 2021, 18:00 Uhr c. t.
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