[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

[Job Posting] FROGBEAR: Experienced Translators (Mandarin to English)

“From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions” (FROGBEAR)​​​​ is an international, interdisciplinary, multi-year project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), foundations in East Asia, and over 30 top universities in East Asia, Europe and North America (for more details about this international consortium, see frogbear.org)​. The project … Continue reading [Job Posting] FROGBEAR: Experienced Translators (Mandarin to English)

[Blog] Buddhism and Social Work: A Primer

By K. Muncaster, PhD student in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Western University, MA student in Buddhist Studies, the University of South Wales; and A. Dylan, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, St. Thomas University While the relevance of Buddhism to social work practice has been a neglected area within social work scholarship, … Continue reading [Blog] Buddhism and Social Work: A Primer

[Webinar] Economic Class in Early South Asian Buddhism: Perspectives from Epigraphy and the Divyāvadāna

This is the third lecture in the Ghent Center for Buddhist Studies Spring Lecture Series (Permanent Training in Buddhist Studies (PTBS) generously sponsored by the Tianzhu Foundation. Date and Time: March 30, 2021 at 19.00 Belgian time All lectures in this series will be held remotely over Zoom. Interested parties are welcome to attend the series or individual talks. … Continue reading [Webinar] Economic Class in Early South Asian Buddhism: Perspectives from Epigraphy and the Divyāvadāna

[CFA] 2021 International Intensive Program on Buddhism (August 4-25, 2021, ONLINE, in collaboration with Harvard University)

ScheduleSeminar and Lecture SeriesStudent ParticipantsStudent ReportsStudent ForumConferenceVideosGallery The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, whose founding members include Peking University, UBC, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, U Hamburg, Cambridge and Oxford, and University of Hong Kong, cordially invites applications for an intensive program on Buddhist Studies. Lasting from August 4 to August 25, 2021, this program is … Continue reading [CFA] 2021 International Intensive Program on Buddhism (August 4-25, 2021, ONLINE, in collaboration with Harvard University)

[Opportunity] FROGBEAR Summer 2021 Training Sessions

The FROGBEAR project will use the summer of 2021 to provide online training opportunities for students to gain skills and knowledge in preparation for field visits. While priority is given to graduate students, senior undergraduate students may apply with a Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member. Faculty are welcome to audit for the training … Continue reading [Opportunity] FROGBEAR Summer 2021 Training Sessions

[Webinar] Reflections on Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies in the Department of Classics & Religion presents the Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture by Dr. Douglas Duckworth, Temple University This lecture will introduce and reflect upon themes from the author’s recent book, Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature (OUP 2019). The book sets up two main trajectories … Continue reading [Webinar] Reflections on Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

[Job Posting] University of Regina: Assistant Professor, Asian Religions (one-year term position)

The Department of Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies at the University of Regina is seeking to hire a one-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach in the Asian Religions concentration of its Religious Studies program. The anticipated date of commencement is 1 July 2021, depending on the availability of the successful … Continue reading [Job Posting] University of Regina: Assistant Professor, Asian Religions (one-year term position)

[Webinar] Truth of Consequences: A Buddhist Debate over Epistemology without Foundations?

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies in the Department of Classics & Religion presents the Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Seminar by Dr. Douglas Duckworth In the first chapter of his Prasannapadā, Candrakīrti famously defended Buddhapālita against Bhāviveka’s criticism that he had failed to formulate Nāgārjuna’s critique of causality in terms of probative arguments, but rather … Continue reading [Webinar] Truth of Consequences: A Buddhist Debate over Epistemology without Foundations?

[Blog] On Cittā: A Critical Review of the Poem and its Relation to the Bodhicitta

Cittā By Rachel Marie Burnett, Brandon University One mind, out of one Hundred thousand fine grains of Sand, whispering in-     wait Clockwork shifts one grain Amidst a tidal wave, one will Lead the oncoming Rush hour traffic, pours Surrender through duty to fill the next sixty Minutes, one granule Hesitates to “Listen,” for Suspension within-     … Continue reading [Blog] On Cittā: A Critical Review of the Poem and its Relation to the Bodhicitta

[Blog] Doing Buddhism at Brandon University

By Alison Marshall, Professor, Brandon University About this Assignment The Reflection Paper and Art Piece is part of a second year online asynchronous Buddhism course at Brandon University. It requires students to choose a Buddhist doctrine, express it with a piece of art, and then elaborate on the artistic process and how the composition expresses the … Continue reading [Blog] Doing Buddhism at Brandon University