Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our seventh International Scientific Conference "Vajrayana Buddhism in Russia: Lessons of the 20th Century and Future Prospects" had been rescheduled for the autumn of 2021. We took this decision in view of the present situation in Russia and the whole world.
The conference will include a panel discussion on the following topic: “Tibetan Buddhism in Russia: Lessons of the 20th Century and Challenges of the 21st Century.” Chairman: Surun-Khanda Dashinimayevna Syrtypova, DSc in History, Leading Research Associate at Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).
Buddhism in the modern global world
Topical issues of Buddhism and Buddhist studies
Buddhist traditions and innovations in Russia
Buddhism in the context of social and cultural practices
Buddhism in the light of contemporary scientific knowledge
Forms of reception and acculturation of Buddhism
Buddhism in Russian philosophy, literature, and art
Experience of researching, preserving, and exhibiting Buddhist archives and collections
Vajrayana methods in the development of human intellectual and creative abilities
Organizing Committee Co-chairs
Natalya Lvovna Zhukovskaya — DSc in History, Prof., Head of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Studies at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)
Alla Mikhailovna Shustova — PhD in Philosophy, Senior Research Ass. of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)
Organizing Committee Members
V. P. Androsov, DSc in History, Professor, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)
А. М. Alekseev-Apraksin, DSc Habil., Associate Professor, Saint Petersburg State University; Professor, Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design (Saint Petersburg)
A. Birtalan, DSc, Professor (Budapest, Hungary)
V. A. Wallace, DSc, Professor (Santa Barbara, California, USA)
А. P. Zabiyako, DSc in Philosophy, Prof. (Blagoveshchensk)
B. I. Zagumyonnov, PhD (Saint Petersburg)
Yu. I. Elikhina, PhD in History, Leading Research Associate, State Hermitage Museum; Associate Professor, Saint Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg)
B. U. Kitinov, PhD in History, Associate Professor, Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS (Moscow)
A. Sh. Koibagarov, President of Russian Diamond Way Karma Kagyu Buddhists Association (Saint Petersburg)
А. S. Kolesnikov, DSc in Philosophy, Professor at Saint Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg)
Ye. V. Leonteva, PhD in History (Saint Petersburg)
S.-Kh. D. Syrtypova, DSc in History, Leading Research Associate at the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS, (Moscow)
E. V. Falyov, DSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Moscow State University (Moscow)
S. Chuluun, DSc, Professor, Director of the Institute of History and Archaeology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
М. I. Yasin, PhD in Social Sciences (Moscow)
Information for participants
Conference Working Languages
Russian and English
15 minutes, with possible questions up to 5 minutes
Registration fee for conference participants
is 1,000 rubles (details and terms of payment will be communicated to participants after receiving the application and text)
The conference program includes plenary and breakout sessions
are compensated at the expense of the sending organization.
Only full-time participants will be included in the conference programme. Distant participants will be included in the list of conference participants as a special exception for valid reasons and subject to payment of the registration fee.
After the conference a collective scientific monograph will be published. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select materials for the publication.
Moscow, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, st. Rozhdestvenka, house 12