[Blog] “Did Women Produce Buddhist Texts in Medieval China? And Does it Matter if they did?” Lecture by Stephanie Balkwill

By Sarah Fink Photo courtesy of Carol Lee (UBC Frogbear) On January 30, 2020, Dr. Stephanie Balkwill gave a lecture at the University of British Columbia titled, “Did Women Produce Buddhist Texts in Medieval China? And does it matter if they did?”. Dr. Balkwill is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture and East Asian … Continue reading [Blog] “Did Women Produce Buddhist Texts in Medieval China? And Does it Matter if they did?” Lecture by Stephanie Balkwill

[Job Posting] Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture: Senior Research Fellow Position

The Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nanzan University) is taking applications for a position as a full-time Senior Research Fellow. Please see the full job posting below for more information. Application deadline is June 30, 2020. Click here to see original post

[Blog] The Oriental Nun and Representation of Buddhist Female Monastics or Monasticism

By Ngoc Le On June 3, 2019 I had a chance to sit down with Elizabeth Guthrie, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo, to chat about her conference paper at Congress at the University of British Columbia. Titled “Jane Iwamura’s Virtual Orientalism and the Oriental “Nun,”” the paper is presented at the Canadian Society … Continue reading [Blog] The Oriental Nun and Representation of Buddhist Female Monastics or Monasticism

[CFA] McMaster & UofT: 2020 International and Intensive Program on Buddhism

2020 Tianzhu International & Intensive Program on Buddhism (August 1-13, 2020; McMaster University & University of Toronto, Canada) The Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, whose founding members include UBC, Ghent University, Harvard, INALCO, McMaster, and UC Berkeley, with support from the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of … Continue reading [CFA] McMaster & UofT: 2020 International and Intensive Program on Buddhism

[Blog] New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies Conference Report

By John Negru, Independent scholar, publisher at Sumeru Books SESSION 3 COMPLICATING MEDITATION IN THE CLASSROOM Context New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies was a conference at the University of Toronto, Robert H.N. Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies, in February 2020, organized by Dr. Frances Garrett, Dr. Sarah Richardson, and Dr. Betsy Moss. The focus … Continue reading [Blog] New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies Conference Report

[Blog] Lecture Report: “Through Altruism to Ultimate Enlightenment” Lecture by Dr. Rey Sheng Her, Director of Tzu Chi Foundation and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University

Report by Sarah FinkPosted on March 5, 2020Photos by Amy Wu and Sheley Kuo On November 7, 2019, Dr. Rey-Sheng Her gave a lecture at UBC titled, “Through Altruism to Enlightenment.” Dr. Her is currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University and adjunct Associate Professor at National Chengchi University. He has served as the Spokesman … Continue reading [Blog] Lecture Report: “Through Altruism to Ultimate Enlightenment” Lecture by Dr. Rey Sheng Her, Director of Tzu Chi Foundation and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University

[Event cancelled] UBC: Slide presentation: Painting Enlightenment

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is delighted to welcome Dr. Paula Arai, who will give a lecture entitled: Painting Enlightenment ABSTRACTJapanese biologist and visionary artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) created a scientifically-informed visual commentary of core Mahāyāna Buddhist teachings on form and emptiness. Resonances he observed between scientific … Continue reading [Event cancelled] UBC: Slide presentation: Painting Enlightenment

[Event postponed] UBC: Improving Educational Opportunities for Ordained Tibetan Women: A Thirty Year Project

When: 12 March 2020 5:30 - 7:00 pmWhere: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC Abstract The Tibetan Nuns Project was founded in 1987 and became active in 1990. Over the years we were able to encourage nunneries of all four major Tibetan Buddhist traditions to open up educational opportunities for the nuns of … Continue reading [Event postponed] UBC: Improving Educational Opportunities for Ordained Tibetan Women: A Thirty Year Project

[Opportunity] Postdoctoral Scholar in Japanese Buddhism, Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Please apply here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02471 Shinjo Ito Postdoc Scholar With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research fellowship with the possibility of teaching. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022. The Fellowship is … Continue reading [Opportunity] Postdoctoral Scholar in Japanese Buddhism, Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley

[Event] UofT: Religion, Medicine, Bioethics, and the Law in End-of-life Care: South Asian Religious Adherent Perspectives

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PMLocation: 108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7 Abstract:This talk is based on a recently defended doctoral ethnography investigating end-of-life care issues in contemporary India from the perspectives of Indian and Tibetan religious adherents, through the lenses of religious studies, bioethics and the law. The … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Religion, Medicine, Bioethics, and the Law in End-of-life Care: South Asian Religious Adherent Perspectives