View this post on Instagram A post shared by scott mitchell (@djbuddha2011) The last time I was in San Antonio was 2016, for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. In some ways, it feels like a lifetime ago. In others, the more things change, yada yada yada. If AAR is your thing,Continue reading “#aarsbl23”
Several things, unconnected to one another. It’s been well over a month since I posted something. The blog’s been on my mind. I am interested in fulfilling my desires from the beginning of the year to write more and write more often. But the last few months have been unexpectedly challenging. Full. Full is aContinue reading “Unconnected updates”
In years past, I’ve posted a list of Buddhist-studies-related panels and other events at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Not this year. If you’re interested in Buddhism-related stuff, it’s fairly easy to find — the meeting program book is available online here.
A couple of quick notes. First, the book has arrived. You can order it direct from the publisher or from Amazon (including in swanky Kindle format) or your friendly local independent bookseller. If you’d like to see a preview of the book, click here to read the introduction and first chapter.
For context, it’s Monday afternoon, and I’ve found a comfortable spot to write in the Tibetan sand mandala exhibit. As such, I am surrounded by chanting and the sound of sand mandala construction, a repetitive metal scratching from their implements as the monks construct the mandala. Oh, and, of course, the occasional cell phone goingContinue reading “Dispatch from AAR”
In a few days’ time, thousands of religion scholars will descend on the city of Atlanta. Consider yourself warned. As in years past, I have compiled a list of Buddhist-y things happening at AAR. I was hopeful to be able to do that this year; however, time has gotten away from me. Which is justContinue reading “Buddhist Studies at AAR”
For those who go to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, it’s coming up this weekend in Chicago. The program book is online, searchable, and here’s what’s happening in Buddhist Studies. I’ll be presenting on Friday during a related meeting, the Dharma Academy of North America. My topic is, once again, mediaContinue reading “See you in Chicago”
The American Academy of Religion is North America’s largest professional organization for scholars of religion. Each year, the AAR hosts a conferences that brings together thousands of scholars as well as academic book publishers and editors. And Buddhist studies is well represented! This year’s conference is being held in San Francisco, so it’s a greatContinue reading “AAR 2011”