Conference on "Buddhism & Australia"

The Buddhist Channel, April 5, 2012

Perth, Australia -- The International Conference ”Buddhism & Australia 2013” will be held in 7 - 9th of August, 2013 in Perth, Western Australia.The conference acknowledges Buddhism in Austral-Asian region, its' history and knowledge, involving Buddhism and notable people in its' religious history.

The first conference "Buddhism & Australia“ took place from 2-4th of February 2012 in Murdoch university, Perth and was a great success.

Participated academics and Buddhist scholars from 16 countries around the world and the conference covered a large variety of topics, which clearly indicated the direction for the next years. All presentations, the opening and welcoming speeches are available in conference website (

The  2013 conference will have four working panels and like the first conference, 2013 will have emphasis on in-depth Buddhist studies.

The four working panels in 2013 will be divided into following categories:

1) History
2) Philosophy
3) Texts (Sutras, Tantras, commentaries and translations )
4) Open topics like “Buddhism in contemporary society”, “Buddhism & Environment" etc.

Buddhists from all traditions, monastic’s, academics, scholars and others interested in Oriental and Buddhist studies are invited to present abstracts of their works.

More information

The conference has no conference registration or participation fees. Working language will be English. The time for paper presentation is 30 minutes. Papers to be presented in the conference will be published in conference website.

Deadline for Abstracts: 5 April 2013

Deadline for Full-Article:  15 May 2013

The author and organizer for “Buddhism & Australia” conference  is Ven.Vello Väärtnõu, the Head of Estonian Nyingma and Buddhism & Australia Inc, who has been organizing International “Buddhism & Nordland” Conferences since 2006.


To register

To participate in the “Buddhism & Australia 2013” please submit the abstract of your paper (max 500 words) and CVs (maximum of 2 pages, including  personal statement and/or listing of publications or work experience) by the following e-mail: before April 5th, 2013.