[Call for Papers] CJBS Vol 18, 2023: Buddhism and the Future: Transhumanism and Posthumanism

Buddhism and the Future: Transhumanism and Posthumanism Call for Papers Submission Deadline 30 June 2022 Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies (Vol 18, 2023) Guest Editors: Martin Adam (UVIC) and Michael Berman (Brock U) The guest editors for CJBS invite all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of Buddhism in relation to transhumanism and … Continue reading [Call for Papers] CJBS Vol 18, 2023: Buddhism and the Future: Transhumanism and Posthumanism

Upcoming Events

LECTURES Image – Text – Reality in Buddhism: Interrelation & InternegationMay 23–25, 2022, multiple speakers, Onlinehttps://frogbear.org/image-text-reality-in-buddhism-interrelation-internegation/Lecture title TBCAugust 1, 2022, James Robson, OnlineLecture title TBCOctober 7, 2022, James Benn, In-person CONFERENCES How Zen Became Chan: Pre-modern and Modern Representations of a Transnational East Asian Buddhist TraditionJuly 29–31, 2022, Onlinehttps://frogbear.org/how-zen-became-chan/Religions and Local Society in the Historical, … Continue reading Upcoming Events

[BLOG]Graphic Variants and Phonetic Borrowings in Medieval Chinese Sources: A Report Article on the Workshop “Graphic Variation, Modification, and Replacement in Medieval Chinese Writing: Case Studies and Resources” (August 17 and November 30, 2021).

By: Laurent Van Cutsem (Ghent University) While an increasing number of texts have been made electronically available to researchers in the past decades, the ability to read and engage with manuscripts, woodblock prints, and epigraphic materials remains an invaluable skill and source of enrichment for scholars of medieval Chinese religions. Held as part of the … Continue reading [BLOG]Graphic Variants and Phonetic Borrowings in Medieval Chinese Sources: A Report Article on the Workshop “Graphic Variation, Modification, and Replacement in Medieval Chinese Writing: Case Studies and Resources” (August 17 and November 30, 2021).

[Blog] Buddhist Ethical Stances in Secular Psycho-therapeutic Treatments

By Rose Mina Munjee Why Buddhist Ethical Stances in Secular Mindfulness-based Psycho-therapeutic Programs Require Immediate Public and Scholar Attention  We have been living with ongoing challenges throughout history. Recently, in addition to a global pandemic and social isolation, racism, marginalization, and oppression of vulnerable populations have been at the forefront of our awareness as a … Continue reading [Blog] Buddhist Ethical Stances in Secular Psycho-therapeutic Treatments

[Blog] “Buddhist Printing in the Hangzhou Region” Workshop Report

By Yipaer Aierken, Arizona State University On August 3, 2021 a workshop entitled “Buddhist Printing in the Hangzhou Region” was held through Zoom, hosted by Professor Jiang Wu of the University of Arizona and Professor George Keyworth of the University of Saskatchewan. The From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions (Frogbear) Project of … Continue reading [Blog] “Buddhist Printing in the Hangzhou Region” Workshop Report

[Blog] From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions (FROGBEAR) Project Summer Training Session: Metadata and How to Make It, for FROGBEAR and Beyond 

By Rui Ding, University of British Columbia On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions (FROGBEAR) project held a workshop entitled “Metadata and How to Make It, for FROGBEAR and Beyond.” In this series of summer training sessions, nearly forty faculty and graduate students from different academic institutions all … Continue reading [Blog] From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions (FROGBEAR) Project Summer Training Session: Metadata and How to Make It, for FROGBEAR and Beyond 

[Announcement] Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies: New Contact Information

The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies gladly announces a new email address for journal communications. Please send your inquiry to contact@thecjbs.org and the Journal and CJBS News Blog manager will get back to you as soon as they can. Thank you.

[Events] UBC: 2021/22 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies With Guest Speaker Professor Clark Chilson

Lecture: Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Japan since 1945 Date and Time: Tuesday, March 8, 20225:00pm PST Reception with light refreshments6:00pm PST LectureLocation: Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver Presented in English. Free & open to the public. Registration is required. The registration form for this event will open in January 2022. Please visit this … Continue reading [Events] UBC: 2021/22 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies With Guest Speaker Professor Clark Chilson

[Blog] Report on the Buddhist Literary Festival (Canada) 2021 by Kimberly Beek

By Kimberly Beek, McMaster University The second Buddhist Literary Festival Canada (BLFC) was held virtually from December 10 to 12, 2021 between 2 and 5 P.M. each day, for a total of nine hours. The festival was conceived and coordinated by Venerable Professor Bhikkhu Mihita (formerly Dr. Suwanda Sugunasiri) and conducted through Emmanuel College of … Continue reading [Blog] Report on the Buddhist Literary Festival (Canada) 2021 by Kimberly Beek

[Event] UBC: Incentives to Secularize Buddhism: Naikan Meditation in Japanese prisons in the 1950s

Date and time: March 10, 2022, 6PMLocation: C. K. Choi Building, Room #120, 1855 West Mall, University of British Columbia About this eventOfficials for the US government during their occupation of Japan in the late 1940s wanted to ensure that Japanese leaders would not use Shinto or any other religion to inspire popular support for … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Incentives to Secularize Buddhism: Naikan Meditation in Japanese prisons in the 1950s

[Webinar] Unfavorable Circumstances into Courage and Happiness by Tulku Neten Rinpoche

Date and time: January 20, 2022, 4:00pm - 5:30pm MST (3:00pm - 4:30pm PST)Location: Zoom Presented by the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies and the Department of Classics & Religion, University of Calgary Abstract: Life’s challenges and adversities are inescapable, and they are opportunities for growth. His Eminence Tulku Neten Rinpoche will talk about the … Continue reading [Webinar] Unfavorable Circumstances into Courage and Happiness by Tulku Neten Rinpoche