Comparative anthropology of Buddhism workshop: Monasticism

Organized as a collaboration between the Centre for Himalayan Studies and the Southeast Asia Centre units of the French CNRS, a series of day-long thematic workshops in the comparative anthropology of Buddhism will be held in Paris this year (2013-2014), on the general theme of “Buddhist religious fields”.

The first workshop will be held on Friday, 20 December 2013.
Its theme is:

Monasticism in Buddhist religious fields.

Please find the short program below, and the complete program, with abstracts, here.

All interested scholars are most welcome to join us.
Please contact: Nicolas Sihlé (nsihle [at]

For the 2012-2013 sessions of these workshops, click here, here, and here.



Cite this blog post
Nicolas Sihlé (2013, November 20). Comparative anthropology of Buddhism workshop: Monasticism. The Himalayas and beyond. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from

Nicolas Sihlé

Nicolas Sihlé, a sociocultural anthropologist, is researcher at the Center for Himalayan Studies, a research unit of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) based in Villejuif (France). He specializes on Tibetan religion and society, and is the author of Rituels bouddhiques de pouvoir et de violence : La figure du tantriste tibétain [Buddhist rituals of power and violence : The figure of the Tibetan tantrist] (Brepols, 2013). His current work focuses on post-Mao socioreligious transitions in and around the famous communities of non-monastic specialists of tantric Buddhism in northeast Tibet (Amdo), and more generally on the comparative anthropology of Buddhism.

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