Post-Grant Reports


Sabbatical Leave Report

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Buddhist Studies | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


I began my sabbatical by presenting papers at two international conferences, one in Toronto in late August and the other in Shanghai in late September. Afterwards, I spent most of the fall completing an edited volume, Buddhist Spiritual Practices: Thinking with Pierre Hadot on Buddhism, Philosophy, and the Path, which was published in March 2018. After finishing the edited volume, I began to work again on my monograph on Buddhist miracle stories. I made some significant progress, writing about 45,000 words. In the early part of 2018, I also submitted two successful paper proposals for the upcoming AAR (American Academy of Religion) conference this fall, both connected to aspects of the monograph. I also created and taught an online Buddhism class for Linfield in the spring. The final two months of the sabbatical were primarily spent expanding the conference paper from Shanghai for publication next year and writing essays for two more international conferences, which I attended this past summer, one in Munich in June and the other in Vancouver in early July. The latter paper has already been accepted for publication in 2019.


This research was conducted as part of a sabbatical leave in 2017-2018.