The 4th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
Call for Papers
26-28 February, 2015
Perth, Western Australia

The IC Buddhism & Australia is pleased to invite abstracts for panel sessions and individual papers for the 4th International Conference Buddhism & Australia.
The conference investigates the history, current and future directions of Buddhism in Australasian region and will be held on 26-28 February, 2015 at the University of Western Australia, in Perth.
The conference is a platform for scientists and Buddhists to present their recent and latest researches and to complete each other by revealing different aspects and materials on Buddhism; to consider future directions of Buddhism so that Buddhist education continues to be responsive to the needs of learners in changing times across diverse contexts.

The organizers are open to proposals for contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any related theme.

Special focus for Buddhism & Australia 2015:
Buddhist Symbols and Symbolism

All Buddhists, scholars and members of the general public interested in Buddhism are invited to present their papers in this coming conference. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.
Read more at http://buddhismandaustralia.com/


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mandara flower
曼陀羅華 (Skt; Jpn mandara-ke )

    Also, mandarava flower. A flower said to bloom in heaven. It is fragrant, and its beauty delights those who see it. The Sanskrit term mahamandara (also mahamandarava ) indicates great or large mandara flowers, a distinct kind of flower in Buddhist scriptures. In Buddhist sutras, mandaras and other heavenly flowers rain down from the heavens when a Buddha preaches or when other wonderful events occur. The mandara flower is one of the four kinds of flowers said to bloom in heaven, the other three being the great mandara flower, the manjushaka flower, and the great manjushaka flower. See also manjushaka flower.

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