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Stephen F. Teiser: Healing Rituals in Chinese Buddhism
Stephen F. Teiser donnera une présentation intitulée: "Healing Rituals in Chinese Buddhism" dans le cadre d'une conférence organiése par l'EFEO et l'université Chulalongkorn le 19 novembre. 
Stephen F. Teiser  est D.T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies, Professor of Religion. Director, Program in East Asian Studies, Princeton University USA

19 November 2013
13h30, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

"Healing Rituals in Chinese Buddhism"

One of the most widespread methods for curing illness in the Chinese Buddhist world has been the transference of merit on behalf of the sick person. This lecture focuses on the philosophy of healing involved in these rituals, using medieval Chinese manuscripts uncovered in northwest China as its primary source. The talk introduces the manuscript finds at Dunhuang (Gansu, China), surveys the cultures of healing in Chinese Buddhism, and reflects on the dynamics of karma, the use of confession, and the process of healing.
Stephen F. Teiser is D.T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies at Princeton University. He is a historian of religion focusing on the interaction between Buddhism and local forms of religious life in China. His work utilizes Buddhist texts, Chinese manuscript finds, and art-historical evidence. His 2006 book, Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples, won the Prix Stanislas Julien.