From the 26th Feb. to the 1st March 1999
Buddhist Perceptions of Jesus
In St. Ottilien participated 112 people from Sweden, Finnland, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, Austria, Holland, Hungary, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Norway, Swiss and Germany. The conference speeches will be published as a book.
16.00-18.00 Arrival, registration, payments
19.00-21.15 Introduction of participants ant their work.
Context 1: Buddhists in China/Japan
9.00-9.50 Buddhist Perception of Jesus and Christianity in the early Buddhist
Christian controversies in China and Japan during 16/17th century.
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Iso Kern, University of Bern, Switzerland
10.00-10.50 Jesus in Contempory Zen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Shizuteru Ueda, University of Kyoto, Japan
Context II: Buddhists in South-East-Asia
15.00-15.50 Buddhist Perception of Jesus and Christianity among early western Buddhists.
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Frank Usarki, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
16.00-16.50 Jesus in recent Buddhist writings published in the West
Speaker: Karl Schmied, many years president of the
“German Buddhist Union”, Fischbachau, Germany.
19.30-21.00 Workshops:Christian-Buddhist Encounters in Europe
7.30 -8.15 Mass
Context III: Buddhists in the West
9.00-9.50 Jesus and Christianity within the Buddhist modernism.
Speaker: Dr. H. Muermel, University of Leipzig, Germany
10.00-10.50 Jesus and Christianity in the writings of Bikkuh Buddhadasa
Speaker: Than Santikaro, Suan Mokkh, Thailand
15.00-15.50 What do I as a Christian expect Buddhists to discover Jesus? I
Prof. Dr. Notto Telle, University of Oslo, Norway
16.00-16.50 What do I as a Christian expect Buddhists to discover Jesus? II
Prof. Michael von Brück, University of Munich, Germany.
19.30-21.00 Workshops: Christain – Buddhist Encounters in Europe.
9.00-10.15 Plenary discussion on the topic of the conference
(two short critical/consructive inputs)
12.15 Meal, depatures
Jesus Through Buddhist Eyes, by Dr. John D´Arcy May. Read here.