International interscience scientific and practical conference.

The Sixth international research and practice conference

Russian Diamond Way Karma Kagyu Buddhists Association
Committee for Religious Liaisons of Saint Petersburg City Government
The State Hermitage Museum
The State Museum of the History of Religion
Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences
UNESCO Chair for Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, Their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue
Centre For Philosophical Comparative Studies and Social and Humanitarian Research at the Institute of Philosophy of Saint-Petersburg State University
Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of History and Archaeology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies Kyungpook National University

Dear colleagues!

We have started preparing the Sixth International Scientific and Practical Conference VAJRAYANA BUDDHISM IN RUSSIA: TOPICAL ISSUES OF HISTORY AND SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANALYTICS which will be held on October 19-22, 2018 in Saint-Petersburg.


  • State Museum of the History of Religion (Pochtamtskaya Str., 14/5)
  • of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences (Palace Emb., 18)


  • carrying out interdisciplinary scientific exchange
  • researching Vajrayana Buddhism and its interaction with another traditions
  • development of comparative and cross-cultural studies of Buddhism
  • uniting and supporting Vajrayana researchers and practitioners


  • Buddhism in the global world
  • Topical issues of history of Buddhism and Buddhist studies
  • Traditions and innovations of Buddhism in Russia
  • Buddhism in the context of topical social and cultural practices
  • Buddhism in the light of contemporary natural sciences
  • Forms of reception and acculturation of Buddhism in the West and Russia
  • Buddhism in Russian philosophy, literature and art
  • Experience of attribution, research, keeping and exhibiting Buddhist archives and collections
  • Vajrayana methods in developing person’s intellectual and creative abilities

The conference will include a panel discussion on the topic: “Visual Dharma”, presenter: PhD in History, Leading Specialist, Elikhina Yulia Igorevna (St. Petersburg)


  • Alekseyev-Apraksin Anatoly Mikhailovich (DS in Cultural Studies, Professor, St.-Petersburg)
  • Kolesnikov Anatoly Sergeyevich (DS in Philosophy, Professor, St.-Petersburg)


  • DS in History, Professor, director of Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS V.P. Androsov (Moscow)
  • PhD in History, N.G. Artemyeva (Vladivostok)
  • DS in Philosophy, Prof., V.N. Badmayev (Elista)
  • DS in Arts, Leading Specialist, S.G. Batyreva (Elista)
  • PhD in Philosophy, A.O. Belyakov (Blagoveshchensk)
  • Dr., Prof. A. Birtalan (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Dr., Prof. D. Burnee (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
  • Dr., Prof. V. A. Wallace (Santa Barbara, California, USA)
  • DS in Philology ,B.S. Dugarov (Ulan-Ude)
  • PhD in History, Leading Specialist, Yu.I. Yelikhina (St.-Petersburg)
  • DS in History, Prof., N.L. Zhukovskaya (Moscow)
  • DS in Philosophy, Prof., A.P. Zabiyako (Blagoveshchensk)
  • PhD in Philosophy, B.I. Zagumyennov (St.-Petersburg)
  • PhD in History, Associate Professor, B.U. Kitinov (Moscow)
  • President of the Russian Diamond Way Karma Kagyu Buddhists Association, A.Sh. Koibagarov (St.-Petersburg)
  • PhD in Philosophy, Associate Prof., L.M. Korotetskaya (Novosibirsk)
  • PhD in History, A.A. Kurapov (Astrakhan)
  • PhD in History, E.V. Leonteva (Moscow)
  • DS in Philosophy, Prof., S.Yu. Lepekhov (Ulan-Ude)
  • Director of Russian State Museum of Religious History L.A.Musienko (St.-Petersburg)
  • PhD in History, Senior Research Associate, N.A. Orekhova [academic secretary] (Krasnoyarsk)
  • DS in History, director of Institut of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS I.Ph.Popova (St.-Petersburg)
  • DS in History, Leading Research Associate, S.-Kh.D. Syrtypova (Moscow)
  • Dr, Prof. K.Sh. Khafizova (Almaty, Kazakhstan)]
  • Dr., Prof., Director of Institute of History and Archaeology, MAS S. Chuluun (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
  • Dr., Prof. Youngsun Yoon (Republic of Korea)


  • V.M. Dronova (Saint-Petersburg): veradronova(at),
    tel.: +7 962 683 07 00; +7 911 921 20 43
  • A.B. Sokolov (Saint-Petersburg): toleksokolov(at)


– Russian and English

The conference programme includes plenary and section sessions.

If you wish to participate in the conference, please send the following materials to the organizing committee until the 1st of July, 2018:,

  1. Electronic version of your PAPER(ready for publication) in Word format for Windows, Times New Roman font size 14, line spacing 1,5, margins 2,5 cm, content – 15,000-20,000 symbols. Please, specify your full name and the city in the parentheses before the title in the right top corner. For example: I.I. Ivanov, DS in Art, Associate Prof. (Moscow), the title should be placed in the center of the next line. References to the literature in the text (in square brackets) should contain a surname of the author of the quoted work, a year of publication and a page number, all of these separated by commas. For example: [Ivanov, 2005, 214]. The Reference List put in alphabetical order is placed in the end of the text. Headers, page numbers and footnotes containing references are not allowed. Semantic clarification remarks are given in parentheses within the text. For example: Truth State (Sanskrit) download
  2. ABSTRACTS of maximum 500 symbols in Russian and English (as a separate file).
  3. APPLICATION (should be sent as a separate file, in the subject line please note: application – surname of the participant).
    1. THE AUTOR’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: full name, scientific degree, academic title, work position, company, e-mail, postal address, contact phone.
      • need for accommodation during the conference;
      • need for organizing daily lunches for 250-350 rubles (in addition to free coffee-breaks);
      • need for official invitation from the Organizing committee;
      • need for special devices for presentations.


The payment for participants of the conference is 1000 rubles (conditions and payment details will be reported to participants upon receiving an application and texts).

Travelling and living expenses are to be covered by the delegating organization.

A multi-authored scientific monograph will be published after the conference.

The right to select materials for publication is reserved to the Organizing committee.

THE ADDRESS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Russia, 190068, Saint-Petersburg, Nikolsky pereulok, 7-26