Call for Papers – Edition 14 (2019)

The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, published by the David See Chai Lam Centre for International Communication, is a scholarly peer-reviewed, open access, online journal covering all aspects of Buddhist studies. The editorial board recognizes the inherently interdisciplinary and international nature of contemporary Buddhist studies and is open to submissions from scholars working in, but … Continue reading Call for Papers – Edition 14 (2019)

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The Vancouver International Film Festival_ Becoming Who I Was (September 1-6, 2018)

[Event Announcement] VIFF: Becoming Who I Was (September 1-6, 2018)

This wonderful doc chronicles the early life of Angdu, born in northern India and named as the reincarnation of a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Precocious but full of the unruly spirit that marks childhood, the boy is mentored by the elderly Urgyan, and it’s a tender, loving relationship, wonderful to behold. Expelled from the local monastery … Continue reading [Event Announcement] VIFF: Becoming Who I Was (September 1-6, 2018)

PHD Scholarships_ Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich

[Opportunity] PhD Scholarships: Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich

The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany invites applications for two PhD scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism. Deadline for applications: 31 October 2018 Start of scholarship: spring, summer, or autumn 2019 Duration of scholarship: 4 years Scholarship amount: 1200 € per month + insurance + support for rent … Continue reading [Opportunity] PhD Scholarships: Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich

Places to Go, Things to Do_ A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

Places to Go, Things to Do: A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

By Emmett Chan, Rutika Gandhi, and Maggie Mitchell On May 5 and 6, 2018, the University of Lethbridge hosted the Research in Religious Studies Conference, which allowed undergraduate and graduate students to present their work in the broad field of Religious Studies. Of the two panels, Places to Go, Things to Do featured three graduate … Continue reading Places to Go, Things to Do: A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

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[Opportunity] UofT: Assistant Professor – South Asian Philosophy (Application Deadline: November 1, 2018)

The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in South Asian Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019. Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the date … Continue reading [Opportunity] UofT: Assistant Professor – South Asian Philosophy (Application Deadline: November 1, 2018)

ACLS_ The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

[Opportunity] ACLS: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the sixth year of an initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies, funded by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of … Continue reading [Opportunity] ACLS: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

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Crowdfunding the Hospital: Why Tzu-Chi’s Hospital Project Succeeded but Other Grassroots Hospital Projects Failed? – A Report on Dr. Cheng-pang Lee’s Talk at SFU David Lam Centre

On 9th February 2018, Dr. Cheng-pang Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology at National University of Singapore and Postdoctoral Fellow of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, gave a talk on an interpretation of the success of Tzu-Chi’s hospital project through a sociological perspective. Before getting into the main discussion, … Continue reading Crowdfunding the Hospital: Why Tzu-Chi’s Hospital Project Succeeded but Other Grassroots Hospital Projects Failed? – A Report on Dr. Cheng-pang Lee’s Talk at SFU David Lam Centre

Tianzhu Book Prize Lecture

[Event] UBC: Tianzhu Book Prize Lecture (August 12, 2018)

We are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Tianzhu Book Prize for Excellence in Chan Studies. The recipient of the 2018 award is Dr. Jiang Wu, Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona, for his book “Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Tianzhu Book Prize Lecture (August 12, 2018)

BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship

[Opportunity] BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship (Application Deadline: November 1, 2018)

This scholarship will enable advanced graduate students in Buddhist Studies who are Canadian Citizens or studying in a Canadian University to spend one year in a Japanese University, studying and/or carrying out doctoral research. Value (in Japanese Yen): Monthly Grant (single person)    ¥250,000 a month x 12 = ¥3,000,000/per yr. Married Allowance    Additional ¥50,000 per … Continue reading [Opportunity] BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship (Application Deadline: November 1, 2018)

Ganden Tripa Rinpoche_ Empathy in Uncertain Times

[Public Talk] Ganden Tripa Rinpoche: Empathy in Uncertain Times (July 12, 2018)

The talk will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6-8pm at the University of Toronto, Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, Room 108, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON M5S 2J7. Free and open to all. Please RSVP to tririnpoche@gmail.com. Biography of 104th Gaden Tripa Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Palsangpo Biography from the Central Tibetan Administration Kyabje … Continue reading [Public Talk] Ganden Tripa Rinpoche: Empathy in Uncertain Times (July 12, 2018)

The Burden of Housing Refugees_ A Perspective from Rohingya Hosting Chittagong

[Talk] SFU: The Burden of Housing Refugees: A Perspective from Rohingya Hosting Chittagong (September 27, 2018)

The talk by Dr. D. Mitra Barua, Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies, Rice University's Chao Center for Asian Studies, will begin at 6pm in room 1400, Segal Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2N6OErP. Please see the accompanied poster for more details.