Comparative anthropology of Buddhism workshop: Non-monastic specialists

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 is held in Paris this year (2013-2014), on the general theme of “Buddhist religious fields”.

The second workshop will be held on Friday, 7 February 2014.
Its theme is:

Non-monastic Buddhist religious specialists
in the larger religious field

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

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

For the previous sessions of these workshops, click here.



Cite this blog post
Nicolas Sihlé (2014, January 27). Comparative anthropology of Buddhism workshop: Non-monastic specialists. The Himalayas and beyond. Retrieved June 21, 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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