Nov 30

Adi Shiran - "Not All Minds Are Meant To Be Free: The Textual History ...

5:30PM

Adi Shiran, PhD student in the Divinity School, will present her work for a joint meeting of the Jewish Studies Workshop and the Islamic Studies Workshop. If you are interested in participating in this online event, contact the workshop organizers Ben Arenstein barenstein@uchicago.edu or Ido Telem telem@uchicago.edu.

Date: November 30, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Dec 3 - Dec 4

Virtual Visit Day for Prospective Students

9:00AM

Learn more about the academic study of religion, our degree programs and admissions processes. You must register in advance -- visit https://divinity.uchicago.edu/admissions/visit to sign up.

Starts: December 3, 2020
Ends: December 4, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM

Dec 8 - Dec 9

Divinity School Information Session for Prospective Students

10:00AM

The University of Chicago Divinity School participates in recruiting events with the Association of Academic Divinity Schools (AADS). These events have representatives from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Duke Divinity School, Yale Divinity School, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Harvard Divinity School, and Union Seminary at Columbia University.

December 8 - General Divinity School Information Session

You must register in advance: https://divinity.uchicago.edu/admissions/visit

Starts: December 8, 2020
Ends: December 9, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM

See: https://divinity.uchicago.edu/admissions/visit

Dec 15

Virtual Open House for Prospective Students

11:00AM

More info TBA

Date: December 15, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jan 8 - Jan 9

Virtual Visit Day for Prospective Students

10:00AM

Learn more about the academic study of religion, our degree programs and admissions processes. You must register in advance -- visit https://divinity.uchicago.edu/admissions/visit to sign up.

Starts: January 8, 2021
Ends: January 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM

See: https://divinity.uchicago.edu/admissions/visit

Jan 21

Pyi Phyo Kyaw: The Infinite Method: Mathematics of the Patthana

4:30PM

Today's lecture by Pyi Phyo Kyaw of King's College is part of our Jun Zhou Lectures in Theravada Buddhism Series. Her lecture is entitled "The Infinite Method: Mathematics of the Paṭṭhāna." It will be held in Swift Hall Common Room (1st floor) at 4:30pm

The Paṭṭhāna, the seventh text of the Abhidhamma Piṭaka, deals with the functioning of causality and interdependence in Theravāda thought. It uses the mathematics of enumeration and combinatorics to plumb the depths of causality. The emphasis on the Paṭṭhāna in Burmese Buddhism has been influenced by sociopolitical conceptions, developments and institutions. This paper focuses on a more technical aspect of the Paṭṭhāna – the Saṅkhyā-vāra, ‘Enumeration sections’. I examine the Paṭṭhāna through analysis of its mathematics, demonstrating not only the types of mathematics being used to further understand the nature and depths of causality, but also close parallels between the mathematics of the Paṭṭhāna and the mathematics of ‘combinatorics’.

Dr Pyi Phyo Kyaw is Dean of Graduate Studies and Lecturer in Theravada Studies at Shan State Buddhist University, Taunggyi, Myanmar. She is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College, London, United Kingdom. She studied BA in Economics and Management at Oxford University, before completing MA in Buddhist Studies at SOAS in 2010, and PhD in Buddhist Philosophy at King’s College, London in 2014. She has undertaken meditation practice within different meditation traditions in Myanmar for the past 14 years. She has also undertaken monastic training in Myanmar as a precept-nun in a meditation centre based at Pyay (formerly Prome) in 2007 and 2015.

She specialises in Burmese Buddhism, Abhidhamma (Theravada analytical philosophy), Theravada meditation, Buddhist business practices, and Buddhist ethics. She also teaches Vipassana meditation in Budapest, Hungary.

This series of six lectures on Theravada Buddhism is supported through a generous gift by Mr. Jun Zhou.

Need an accommodation to attend a Divinity School event? Please contact Suzanne Riggle in advance at 773-702-8219.

Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

See: https://voices.uchicago.edu/buddhiststudies/2019/07/08/the-jun-zhou-lectures-in-theravada-buddhism/

Mar 8

Lecture by Anne Blackburn

4:30PM

The Divinity School is pleased to offer a series of lectures on various topics in Theravada Buddhism. Today's Jun Zhou Lecture in Theravada Buddhism will be given by Anne Blackburn of Cornell University.

This series of lectures on Theravada Buddhism is supported through a generous gift by Mr. Jun Zhou.

Need an accommodation to attend a Divinity School event? Please contact Suzanne Riggle in advance at 773-702-8219.

Date: March 8, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM