[Event] UofT: King Milinda in Independent Burma and the Struggle to Control the Buddhist Canon

Date and time: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00AM - 12:00PMLocation: 208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto Description:The first independent Burmese administration of U Nu embarked on a national Buddhist revivalist project that included laws regulating Buddhism, sponsorship of lay-centred meditation centres, and the so-called Sixth Buddhist Council. This paper focuses on Burmese … Continue reading [Event] UofT: King Milinda in Independent Burma and the Struggle to Control the Buddhist Canon

[Blog] Premodern Japanese Studies International Conference at McGill, 10-11 October 2019

By Alex Dieplam The “Premodern Japanese Studies International Conference” took place on 10-11 October 2019, under the auspices of McGill University – School of Religious Studies, CREOR, BDK Canada, and the Japan Foundation. Seventeen papers on premodern Japan were presented in English and Japanese over two days, and the topics ranged from exchanges between different … Continue reading [Blog] Premodern Japanese Studies International Conference at McGill, 10-11 October 2019

[Blog] Autumn Canadian Conferences

A guest post by Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk This autumn I had the opportunity to attend two major conferences dealing with Buddhist Studies and more broadly Asian Studies, both of which were hosted at Canadian institutions. It is always heartening to see an international community come together at a university in Canada, much like in August … Continue reading [Blog] Autumn Canadian Conferences

[Event] UBC: Through Altruism to Enlightenment

The Tianzhu Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Rey-Sheng Her, Tzu Chi Foundation. When: Thursday, November 7, 2:30-4pm Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall Abstract: Dharma Master Cheng Yen says that the Bodhisattva saves others first before he saves himself.  Until … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Through Altruism to Enlightenment

[Event] UBC: Cataloging the Medieval Japanese Sacred Transmitted Documents (shōgyō 聖教) from Shinpukuji 真福寺 and Amanosan Kongōji 天野山金剛寺

Speaker: Dr. George A. Keyworth (University of Saskatchewan) Date: Thursday, November 14 at 2:30 pm Venue: UBC Asian Centre, Room 604 Abstract: The Japanese term shōgyō 聖教 is used to refer to religious, though not always, documents that were cataloged locally and preserved in the libraries of temples, shrines, and shrine-temple complexes in medieval Japan. These … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Cataloging the Medieval Japanese Sacred Transmitted Documents (shōgyō 聖教) from Shinpukuji 真福寺 and Amanosan Kongōji 天野山金剛寺

[Event] UofT: Thinking with the Body: Buddhist Perspectives on Embodiment

November 12, 20196:00 pm - 7:30 pmJackman Humanities Building, Rm 318170 St. George St Join us for the second event in our Intersections Between Buddhism & Society Public Lecture Series Professor Luther Obrock on: “Thinking with the Body: Buddhist Perspectives on Embodiment” Luther Obrock is Assistant Professor in South Asian Religions at UTM. His research … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Thinking with the Body: Buddhist Perspectives on Embodiment

[Blog] Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An Interview with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

By Ngoc Le Dr. Schwerk’s working paper “Drawing Lines in a Maṇḍala: A Sketch of Boundaries Between Religion and Politics in Bhutan” was published in August 2019. I had an opportunity to chat with her about the research, the Kolleg-Forschergruppe “Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” project, her upcoming monograph and more. Can … Continue reading [Blog] Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An Interview with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

[Events] UTM: Workshop & Lecture on Buddhist Lexicography and Grammar

Workshop Monday, October 28–Friday, November 1, UTMIntensive 5-day workshop conducted by Lata Deokar and Mahesh Deokar of Pune UniversityStudents will read and translate sources in Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Pali. Public Lecture“Reading Buddhist Texts” by Lata Deokar and Mahesh Deokar Wednesday, October 30, 5:00 pm Maanjiwe Nendamowinan, Room 4207 (Formerly New North Building) Contact Ajay Rao … Continue reading [Events] UTM: Workshop & Lecture on Buddhist Lexicography and Grammar

[Event] UBC: Clerical Privileges and the Jurisdiction of the Buddhist Clergy: Do They Exist?

When: 15 November 2019, 5:00-7:00 pmWhere: CK Choi Bldg, Room 120 Abstract The demarcation and maintenance of jurisdictional boundaries between religious institutions and lay society have been at the center of the conflict between religion and the state since the formation of early Buddhism. Drawing on cases presented in Buddhist legal texts (Vinaya) from six … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Clerical Privileges and the Jurisdiction of the Buddhist Clergy: Do They Exist?

[Event] UofT: Getting Mindfulness Right: Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of the Secular Mindfulness Movement

October 15, 20196:00 pm - 7:30 pmJackman Humanities Building, Rm 318170 St. George St Part of the Intersections Between Buddhism & Society Public Lecture Series 2019-2010 Professor Norm Farb on “Getting Mindfulness Right: Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of the Secular Mindfulness Movement” Norman Farb is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Getting Mindfulness Right: Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of the Secular Mindfulness Movement