Call for Papers – Edition 13 (2018)

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 13 (2018)

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Ten Thousand Rooms_ A Report of Dr. Hunter's Talk at the University of British Columbia (January 8, 2018)

Ten Thousand Rooms: A Report of Dr. Hunter’s Talk at the University of British Columbia (January 8, 2018)

On January 8th, 2018 the University of British Columbia hosted Dr. Mick Hunter, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures at Yale University, to share his work on the Ten Thousand Rooms Project. Dr. Hunter is a co-principal investor of the project, a collaborative online workspace for scholars of pre-modern texts, which is funded … Continue reading Ten Thousand Rooms: A Report of Dr. Hunter’s Talk at the University of British Columbia (January 8, 2018)

Reflection on “Buddhism in Indonesia”, a Talk by Prof. Philip Buckley at McGill University

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li. On January 25, 2018, Dr. Philip Buckley, Professor of Philosophy and currently the Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University, delivered a talk on “Buddhism in Indonesia” in the senior common room of the Birks building. Through his study of the “syncretic” religious landscape in … Continue reading Reflection on “Buddhism in Indonesia”, a Talk by Prof. Philip Buckley at McGill University

A Report on Dr. James A. Benn's Talk_ _Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China_ (November 4, 2017)

A Report on Dr. James A. Benn’s Talk: “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” (November 4, 2017)

On November 4, 2017, McMaster University’s Dr. James A. Benn gave a talk entitled “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” for a lecture series on Tea and Buddhism hosted by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto. This talk was inspired by paintings … Continue reading A Report on Dr. James A. Benn’s Talk: “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” (November 4, 2017)

A Report on the Buddhist Studies in Canada Round Table Discussion at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

The Buddhist Studies in Canada round table discussion was one of many exciting evening events that took place at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. It took place on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017, at the University of Toronto's Bahen Centre for Information Technology. Invited participants travelled from all over Canada, and … Continue reading A Report on the Buddhist Studies in Canada Round Table Discussion at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

The Slash Between: Going Home as an Insider/ Outsider

Introduction For my thesis, I am looking at the revival of Buddhism in India in the context of modernism and globalization. Specifically, I am interested in the role that India’s government plays in branding, supporting and promoting Buddhist tourist and pilgrimage sites for economic development. Since there are various significant places connected to the Buddha’s … Continue reading The Slash Between: Going Home as an Insider/ Outsider

Precepts and Formlessness in the Evolving Chan Tradition

[Talk] UofCalgary: Precepts and Formlessness in the Evolving Chan Tradition (February 9, 2018)

Focusing on the Platform Sūtra 六祖壇經, Dr. Morten Schlütter discusses how bodhisattva precepts and the notion of formlessness (wuxiang 無相) became associated in the early Chan movement, yet ultimately failed to maintain lasting appeal. Mass bodhisattva precepts ceremonies for both lay people and monastics became very popular in eight-century Chinese Buddhism. The emerging Chan movement … Continue reading [Talk] UofCalgary: Precepts and Formlessness in the Evolving Chan Tradition (February 9, 2018)

Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism

On January 18th, 2018, Dr. Yi’nan Zhang 張軼男, invited by The Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures at UBC, delivered the talk “Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism” in Asian Center at UBC. Dr. Yi’nan Zhang is a literary and cultural scholar whose research focuses on the … Continue reading Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism

Understanding the Kālacakrantra’s Initiation from the Perspective of the Ṣaḍaṅga Yoga

[Lecture] UofT: Understanding the Kālacakrantra’s Initiation from the Perspective of the Ṣaḍaṅga Yoga (February 16, 2018)

Abstract: In a complex system of the Kālacakrantatra’s mutually intertwined sets of theories and practices every facet of the tantric theory and practice also serves an explanatory model for all other aspects of the tantra. This lecture demonstrates how the tradition’s interpretative network of expositions on the Kālacakra initiation and the six-phased yoga unifies the … Continue reading [Lecture] UofT: Understanding the Kālacakrantra’s Initiation from the Perspective of the Ṣaḍaṅga Yoga (February 16, 2018)

Buddhist Modernism, Meditation and Mindfulness_ What is at stake_

[Event] Emmanuel College: Buddhist Modernism, Meditation and Mindfulness: What is at stake? (March 6, 2018)

A bilingual lecture with Prof. Robert H. Sharf, D.H. Chen Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of California Berkeley. Please see the poster for more details.

Orthopraxy and ‘Buddhist Art_ in Chinese history_ A Case of Socialization – A Talk by Prof. Jeehee Hong at McGill University

Orthopraxy and ‘Buddhist Art’ in Chinese History: A Case of Socialization – A Talk by Prof. Jeehee Hong at McGill University

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li. On January 11th, 2018, Professor Jeehee Hong from the Department of Art History and East Asian Studies delivered the talk “Orthopraxy and ‘Buddhist Art’ in Chinese history: A Case of Socialization” in the senior common room of Birks Building at McGill University. This is the fifth session of the … Continue reading Orthopraxy and ‘Buddhist Art’ in Chinese History: A Case of Socialization – A Talk by Prof. Jeehee Hong at McGill University