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PhDr. Jiří Holba, Ph.D.


AREAS OF INTEREST

  • buddhism generally
  • philosophical, ethical and religious aspects of Mahayana Buddhism
  • comparative Philosophy
  • Diamond Sutra, Santideva´s Bodhicaryavatara
  • Buddhist logico-epistemology tradition
  • philosophy of Madhyamaka and Yogacara

EDUCATION

  • 2009-2012  B. A. in Philosophy at University of Ostrava, Ostrava
  • 2012-2015  M.A. in Philosophy at University of Ostrava, Ostrava
  • 1995-2002  Ph.D. program in Systematic Philosophy, Charles University, Prague, with focus on Buddhist Studies
  • 1991-1995  M.A. in Sanskrit at Charles University, Prague

ACADEMIC CAREER

  • Buddhism courses at: FF UP, ETF UK, FHS UK, FF MU, FF OSU
  • since 2002 lecturer at the Institute for Philosophy and Religious Studies, Charles University, Prague
  • since 1997 Oriental Institute ASCR

RESEARCH AND STUDY TOURS

  • Emory University, Department of Religious Studies, Atlanta, USA, Fulbright Felowship (Research scholar), 1. 10. 2015 - 30. 4. 2016.
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (study tour), 5. 2. - 12. 2. 2009
  • University of Lausanne (study tour), March 2004 - June 2004
  • University of Lausanne (study tour), March 2000 - June 2000
  • University of Lausanne (Scholarship of Fonds Elisabeth de Boer), March 1999 - June 1999
  • University of Lausanne (Scholarship of Fonds Elisabeth de Boer), October 1998 - December 1998
  • University of Lausanne, Department of Oriental Languages and Cultures (Scholarship of Swiss government for Eastern Europe), October 1997 - July 1998

OTEHR ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Conferences

  • November 2016: "Diamantová sútra v Číně" [Diamond Sutra in China], 10. Czech-Slovak Sinological Conference, Brno.
  • November 2011: „ Awakening of Faith in Mahayana“, 5. Czech-Slovak Sinological Conference, Brno. 
  • November 2011:  „Buddhism and Aristotelic logic“. Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies FF UK, Prague.
  • June 2008: „Buddhism and its reflection in Czech Republic after the First World War till the ´Velvet Revolution´ in 1989”. 15. Congress of International Association of Buddhist Studies, Atlanta, USA.
  • June 2008: International Buddhist conference. Emptiness and the Way of Bodhisattvas,  organizer.
  • October 2006: „The Development of Bodhisattva´s path to Buddhahood“. International conference „Religious Change“. Bratislava.
  • August 1999:  12. Congress of International Association of Buddhist Studies, Lausanne, Swiss, coordinator.

Invited Talks at Universities Abroad

  • Emory University, Atlanta, USA (14. 4. 2016): Czechs and Tibetans: Relationship and Academic Studies.
    Wisconsin-Madison University, Wisconsin, USA (30. 3. 2016): Buddhist Studies in Czechoslovakia: Reflections on a Complicated History.
  • Glendale Community College, Tempe, Arizona, USA (26. 2. 2016): Charter 77: Dissent and Underground in Czechoslovakia II.
  • Maricopa Community Colleges, Tempe, Arizona, USA: Charter 77: Dissent and Underground in Czechoslovakia I.
  • Harvard University (Harvard Buddhist Studies Forum), Cambridge, USA (6. 2. 2009): Buddhism and Buddhist Studies in the Czech Republic between the First World War and the ‘Velvet Revolution’ of 1989.
  • Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (23. 5. 2005): The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism in India.
  • Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland (24. 5. 2005): The Path of the Bodhisattvas to Buddhahood.

MEMBERSHIP

  • member of PhD. study programme board, Religion studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
  • PhD. instructor, Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University, Olomouc
  • member of the editors board of ExOriente publishing house, Prague
  • member of The International Association of Buddhist Studies
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