Dr. Morten Schlütter to speak at UCLA on “The Turbulent Life of the Platform Sūtra”

My Department of Religious Studies colleague, Dr. Morten Schlütter, Associate Professor of Chinese Religions and Director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Iowa, will give a lecture at the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies entitled, “The Turbulent Life of the Platform Sūtra (Liuzu tanjing 六祖壇經)” on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 3:30-5:00 PM at 243 Royce Hall on the UCLA campus, as part of the Numata Colloquium Series.

If you are in the Westwood/UCLA area, please consider attending this FREE lecture.

Dr. Morten Schlütter, Assoc. Professor of Chinese Religions, The University of Iowa

Dr. Morten Schlütter, Assoc. Professor of Chinese Religions in the Department of Religious Studies, The University of Iowa

Title: “The Turbulent Life of the Platform Sūtra
(Liuzu tanjing 六祖壇經)

By: Prof. Morten Schlütter
Date: Friday, March 01, 2013
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Royce 243, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Download Flyer: Schlutter-Flyer-1r-xfm.pdf

About the Lecture: The Platform Sūtra is perhaps the best known of all texts produced by Chinese Buddhism, but it is also unique because it exists in a number of different versions, spanning six centuries. This talk will explore how we can establish the relationship and chronology of the various editions of the text, and how we can trace crucial developments in Chan through a study of them.

About the Lecturer: Professor Morten Schlütter teaches at the University of Iowa, and is the director of its Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. His research centers broadly on Chinese Buddhism, especially Chan (Jpn.: Zen). He is the author of How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-dynasty China (University of Hawai’i Press, 2008) and co-editor of Readings of the Platform Sūtra (Columbia University Press, 2012).

For More Information:

Jennifer Jung-Kim
Tel: 310-825-2089

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