Buddhism Without Borders – Proceedings of the International Conference on Global Buddhism

This book is a compilation of the papers presented during the International Conference on Globalized Buddhism, themed Buddhism Without Borders. Attended by about 31 national and international scholars, the conference was jointly organized by the Centre for Bhutan Studies and the Ministry of Home and Cutural Affairs from 21 to 23 May, 2012 in Bumthang, Bhutan. The papers discuss a wide range of traditional Buddhist motifs and emerging developments in the global Buddhist scenario. Even though the papers were presented under seven themes (stated in Hon’ble Home Minister’s keynote address) during the course of the conference for sake of convenience, they are essentially a fluid mix of the above concerns and fitted uneasily into those classifications. Therefore, for this publication, no such attempt at categorization has been made. The papers are thus presented here in random order. The Hon’ble Home Minister’s adapted keynote address which was delivered at the conference has been reproduced here, forming an introduction to this publication.