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Ven. Phra Kiattisak Kittipanyo Ponampon (釋智譽)

Ven. Phra Kiattisak Kittipanyo Ponampon, (釋智譽)

MPhil Student in Chinese Studies


Biography:

Phra Kiattisak Ponampon 釋智譽 received his BA in Religious Studies from Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan (with a thesis on Buddhist Stupa), one MA degree (in Religious Studies) from University of Otago (New Zealand), with a thesis titled “Mission, Meditation and Miracles: An Shigao in Chinese Tradition,” and another MA degree (in Buddhist Studies) from SOAS, UK, with a dissertation titled “Meditative Techniques and Visionary Experiences in Early Medieval Chinese Buddhist Texts.” He is currently working on his MPhil in Chinese Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Subject groups/Research projects

Chinese Studies:

Research Interests

Dunhuang Studies, Silk Road Studies, Chinese Buddhism, Early Medieval Chinese Buddhist Meditative Techniques, Taoist Meditation, Early Buddhist Manuscripts, Buddhist Art

Other Professional Activities

Summer Schools: Fudan University, Hangzhou Buddhist College, DILA, University of Leiden

Workshops: SOAS, Yale University

Conferences: 

  • "The Navel Contemplation in Chinese Buddhist Texts during the 5th Century CE",  From the Caoxi Creek to Mogao Cave: Interdisciplinary Studies of Chan Buddhism and the Dunhuang Cache from Multiple Sources and Perspectives Conference 從曹溪到敦煌: 多重資料和不同視角下的跨學科禪宗研究和敦煌寶藏研究 (DILA, New Taipei, Taiwan 14-15 January 2018)
  • Yi xin guan qi: Visionary Meditation in Early Chinese Buddhist Texts during the 5th Century”,  The XVIIIth IABS Conference, (University of Toronto, Toronto,  Canada, August 2017)
  • Guarding mindfulness at the centre of the body: Early Chinese Buddhist meditation techniques during the Later Han and Later Chin Periods”, The International Seminar on Archaeological Perspectives on History of Buddhism & Recent Research on Borān Meditation Traditions, (AIT, Patum Thani, Thailand, 20 April 2014.)
  • Graphs of An Shigao’s Extant Texts regarding meditation”,  The International Conference on Meditation and Zen, (Hong Kong, 15-18 June 2013.)
  • An Shigao and Early Chinese Buddhist Meditation”, The NZASR/AABS Conference, (Queenstown, New Zealand, 7-9 December 2011.)

Collaborators

Key Publications

  • “Graphs of An Shigao’s Extant Texts regarding meditation” 亚洲禅学研讨会论文集(香港) 中国文化研究院, 2013
  • “An Shigao and Early Chinese Meditation techniques” DIRI Journal V.1, August, Bangkok,                 2012