[Call for Book Review] Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies 2022 Issue Book Review

The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies is accepting book review submissions for the 2022 issue. If you are interested in reviewing any of the titles below, then please e-mail your CV to our Book Review Editor Jacqueline Ho at jdho@mtroyal.ca. Due to the costs involved in shipping, please select one title only, and specify if … Continue reading [Call for Book Review] Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies 2022 Issue Book Review

[Special Issue Announcement] CJBS: Buddhism and Social Change

We are glad to announce that the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies' 2020 special issue Buddhism and Social Change was published and is now available for online reading. Please see below for the issue's table of contents Introduction of the Special IssueBy Wendi Adamek, University of CalgaryArticlesAs If This Is HomeBy Wendi Adamek, University of … Continue reading [Special Issue Announcement] CJBS: Buddhism and Social Change

[Webinar] Buddhism in the Sea of Islands Lecture Series

Webinar series (third Thursday of the month June – October 2021) Format: Online Zoom meeting, 45-min presentation + 45-min Q&A 17 June 2021 Time: 4.00pm-5.30pm AEST Buddhism in the Far North of Australia: (In)visibility, cosmopolitanism and materiality Anna Halafoff, Enqi Weng, Kim Lam (Deakin University)Cristina Rocha (Western Sydney University) Register     15 July 2021 Time: 4.00pm-5.30pm AEST Flows … Continue reading [Webinar] Buddhism in the Sea of Islands Lecture Series

[Webinar] Khyentse Foundation: The Goodman Lectures

The Goodman Lectures (「古德曼佛學講座」) features a lecture every month from one of the many Buddhist studies programs Khyentse Foundation partners with at universities in Asia, Europe, and North America. The lectures, delivered by leading scholars in the field, are intended to create a bridge between academic and nonacademic audiences, presenting bold ideas and innovative research in … Continue reading [Webinar] Khyentse Foundation: The Goodman Lectures

[Opportunity] PhD Position: Buddhist pilgrimage in the Anthropocene

The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a 3-year PhD-scholarship on the topic of Buddhist pilgrimage in the Anthropocene. The scholarship is fully funded for three years and will be filled on February 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application … Continue reading [Opportunity] PhD Position: Buddhist pilgrimage in the Anthropocene

[Opportunity] Tsadra Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Description and Purpose This fellowship program provides one-year grants to graduate students at North American universities in order to support them in their pursuit of dissertation research focused specifically on Tibetan Buddhism. Dissertation work must include significant textual work on Tibetan Buddhist primary sources and include translation into English. Two grants of $35,000 are available … Continue reading [Opportunity] Tsadra Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

[Blog] Meditation in the Communal Context

This is part of the Doing Buddhism at Brandon University series. Read the series introduction here. By Joshua Beaudin, Brandon University Drawing on the work of Robert Thurman (2012) and studies of meditation as mindfulness (Wilson 2014), this paper and composition aim to demonstrate how meditation may lead to wisdom and nirvana, but it may … Continue reading [Blog] Meditation in the Communal Context

[Blog] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture by Prof. Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary), April 22, 2021

The post is originally published on Tianzhu Buddhist Network website. Reposted with permission by Sinae Kim. Report by Sinae Kim, Princeton UniversityScreenshots by Carol Lee, UBC Frogbear On April 22, 2021, the organizers of the UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series invited Prof. Wendi L. Adamek as their third speaker of the series. This year’s lecture, … Continue reading [Blog] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture by Prof. Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary), April 22, 2021

[Webinar] Decolonizing Buddhist Societies: An Old Tibetan Kingdom in New Local Sources

When: May 26, 2021, 1:00 PM (EDT) Speaker: Maria Turek, University of Toronto Respondent: Sangseraima Ujeed, University of Michigan Register here: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xw389alhSMOvTeiiWPX0Uw YCAR is pleased to co-present this event. Click here to see original post.

[CFP] Buddhism and Breath Summit

The Buddhism and Breath Summit will be an online event that explores Buddhist practices of working with the breath and/or bodily “winds”. Presenters will address how Buddhist presentations of breath, “wind” or “life force” (prāṇa in Sanskrit, qi in Chinese, or rlung in Tibetan, for example) have influenced contemplative, philosophical, and medical theories and practices … Continue reading [CFP] Buddhism and Breath Summit

[Blog] Reflecting on Anti-Asian Racism in North American Sanghas

By Colin H. Simonds, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University at Kingston At the beginning of April, a surprising comment was left in the Contemporary Buddhist Studies group on Facebook. Under an event titled “Buddhist Perspectives on White Racial Ignorance and Identity”, a commenter wrote: “I’ve said it before, but since I left the South, the places … Continue reading [Blog] Reflecting on Anti-Asian Racism in North American Sanghas

[Workshop] McMaster University: Magic, Healing, and Religion Workshop (May 26, 2021)

Date:  May 26, 2021 Time:  10:00 am-3:40 pm (EDT) This workshop proposes an interdisciplinary and inter-religious approach to healing in religious traditions. Religious healing can be syncretic between traditions, relegated to the margins of official religion, or use non-mechanical logics to address imbalances of body, spirit, and social identity. By comparing religions, and by fostering dialogue between different … Continue reading [Workshop] McMaster University: Magic, Healing, and Religion Workshop (May 26, 2021)