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 [...]

[Roundtable] Toronto: Buddhist Studies in Canada (August 22, 2017)

This roundtable will be an open and wide-ranging discussion considering several aspects of Buddhist Studies in Canada with a view to sharing information on the current situation and stimulating discussion on possible future opportunities and directions. Panelists will consider: the historical development of Buddhist Studies in Canada, the general status of graduate and undergraduate programmes [...]

The Invisible Hand of Altruism: A Reflection on Dr. Clair Brown’s Lecture “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics”

On June 16th, 2017, the University of British Columbia welcomed Dr. Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, to present her talk, “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics.” Dr. Brown’s presentation was featured as a part of [...]

[Call for Application] 2017-18 Winter Program: Buddhism and East Asian Cultures: An Intensive Program of Lectures Series, Conference/Forum, and Fieldwork

The Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Sheng-yen Education Foundation, the Buddhist Studies Center in the Humanities College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou 廣州, China, and the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC-BSF) in Vancouver, Canada cordially invite applications for a 9-day program of lecture series, conference/forum, and fieldwork on [...]

[Call for Application] UBC: Glorisun Foundation-SSHRC Graduate Fellowship 2018-19 (Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017)

The Glorisun Foundation, will offer two fellowships through the Department of Asian Studies for the 2018/19 academic year. Recipients of these fellowships will have the opportunity to participate in a multi-year international and interdisciplinary project, newly sponsored by SSHRC and led by Jinhua Chen (titled: From the Ground Up: East Asian Religions through Multi-Media Sources and Interdisciplinary [...]

[Call for Papers] UBC Conference: Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in Asian Religions and Culture (Deadline: Aug. 30, 2017)

The SSHRC partnership project “From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions” based in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia cordially invites participation in this 3-day (April 20-22, 2018) conference at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. This conference explores the many ways in which animals have [...]

Requesting Energy to Realize Emptiness: A Structural Analysis of Losang Chokyi Gyaltsan’s Guru Pūjā

Christopher Emory-Moore, PhD Candidate, Religious Studies, University of Waterloo. This paper is based on a chapter of my M.A. thesis, The Systematic Dynamics of Guru Yoga in Euro-North American Gelug-pa Formations, supervised by Dr. James Apple at the University of Calgary and published in 2012 as Tibetan Guru, Western Disciple (Saarbrucken: LAP Lambert). Introduction: Since [...]

[Call for Application] UBC: Tianzhu-SSHRC Fellowship in East Asian Buddhist Studies 2018-19 (Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017)

The Tianzhu Foundation, with support from SSHRC, will offer two fellowships through the Department of Asian Studies to begin in the 2018/19 academic year. Recipients of these fellowships will have the opportunity to participate in a multi-year international and interdisciplinary project, newly sponsored by SSHRC and led by Jinhua Chen (titled: From the Ground Up: East Asian [...]

[Call for Application] ACLS: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies 2017-18

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the fifth 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 that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought [...]

[Call for Application] Research Fellow at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nanzan University) (Deadline: Sept. 30, 2017)

The Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nanzan University) is taking applications for two positions at the Institute as a full-time Research Fellow. Application deadline is September 30th, 2017. Nanzan-position-search-English

A Reflection on the Buddhism and Economics in Medieval and Early Modern China at the Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit Conference at the University of British Columbia (June 16th to 18th, 2017)

From June 16th to June 18th 2017, I had the good fortune to attend a conference at the University of British Columbia (UBC), entitled "Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present." Sponsored by UBC Buddhist Studies Forum and the newly funded multi-year, international and interdisciplinary SSHRC partnership project [...]