Japanese American Community Events
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The Center for Japanese Studies and Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley will host the “Healing Texts, Healing Practices, Healing Bodies: A Workshop on Medicine and Buddhism” symposium at 370 Dwinelle Hall on campus, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The workshop aims to be a platform for scholars working in different fields of Buddhist studies to explore the intersections of Buddhism and medical knowledge in comparative perspective. The papers will analyze different therapeutic strategies emerging from textual sources and ritual practices; discuss how discourses on physical and mental illness have been constructed, represented and embodied; and examine how conceptions of pollution and filth have informed notions of disease as well as their treatment. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 642-3156.