SUBUL SUNIM Prize
This prize is awarded annually for the best academic paper written by a Smith undergraduate, or by a student in the Five Colleges if the paper was written for a class taken at Smith, on a subject in the field of Buddhist Studies.
Zoe Zaferiou '13, "The Psychology of Kōan"
Download the poster (PDF)
A student competing should submit her paper under an assumed name. A hard copy of the paper, together with the required cover sheet, should be submitted to to Phoebe McKinnell, Green Street Classroom Annex 206, by noon on the last day of classes in the spring semester. One need not be a Buddhist Studies concentrator to submit a paper.
Required cover sheet (DOC)
Winners are notified by the Dean of the College in writing and are announced on Commencement weekend at the Ivy Day Awards Convocation and at Opening Convocation in the fall.
Watch the lecture
Venerable Subul Sunim—Abbot of the Beomeosa Temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and Head Teacher, International Seon Center at Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea—gave a talk entitled “Zen Meditation for Today: A New Approach by a Modern Korean Master” at Smith College on November 5, 2012. Dr. Ryan Bongseok Joo, of Hampshire College, provided translation.