[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

[Workshop Series] The University of Chicago: Buddhism and Constitutional Law

The aim of this workshop is to open up and deepen this new subfield in comparative constitutional studies and Buddhist legal studies. While there is a rich literature on the intersections of religion and public law in secular, Islamic and Christian contexts, research on Buddhism and constitutional law remains scarce. This scarcity is problematic not … Continue reading [Workshop Series] The University of Chicago: Buddhism and Constitutional Law

[Webinar] Convergences Between Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law

Please see here for the webinar recording: https://www.icrc.org/en/document/exploring-convergences-between-buddhism-and-international-humanitarian-law-introduction The ICRC in collaboration with the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU), the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU), Shan State Buddhist University, the Association of Buddhist Colleges of Indonesia (APTABI), the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and King's College London is launching the first of … Continue reading [Webinar] Convergences Between Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law

[Webinar] After the Rain | Theravada Studies Talks (November 2020-July 2021)

TALKS Date: The third Friday of each month from November 2020 through July 2021 (Recordings of talks will become available on TNTS youtube channel)Time:  Myanmar: 19:30-20:30 = Sri Lanka: 18:30-19:30 = Thailand: 20:00-21:00 = UK: 13:00-14:00Join via:  Microsoft Teams with this link (using app or browser): https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-join%2f19%3ameeting_NjBmMGM3ZjUtZGRjNS00YzZlLWI3ZDItMDQ3YTNjODM4NDk1%40thread.v2%2f0%3fcontext%3d%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%25228370cf14-16f3-4c16-b83c-724071654356%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%2522adef8d22-507e-43fd-adb2-bacb49e43d67%2522%257d%26anon%3dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=7c938f2d-be81-4276-b29c-38542ea8ecbb&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=true&suppressPrompt=true 18 December 2020 Rachelle Saruya (University of Toronto) Learning … Continue reading [Webinar] After the Rain | Theravada Studies Talks (November 2020-July 2021)

[Webinar] The Value of Dunhuang Manuscripts for Research in Chinese Historical Linguistics: An Overview and a Few Case Studies by Christoph Anderl (GCBS and DiaLing)

Part of Ca’Foscari University of Venice's Lecture Series: "Chinese languages: History, Typology, and contact" Participation via Zoom: https://unive.zoom.us/j/82293426862 Friday, December 4th, 10:00 AM GMT +1 Abstract: The lecture attempts to provide an overview of linguistic features of Dūnhuáng manuscripts, crucial for our understanding of the development of Chinese during the Medieval period and the formative … Continue reading [Webinar] The Value of Dunhuang Manuscripts for Research in Chinese Historical Linguistics: An Overview and a Few Case Studies by Christoph Anderl (GCBS and DiaLing)

[CFP] UofCalgary: Virtual Annual CLARE Graduate Symposium (March 12th-13th, 2021)

A Link to the Past: Creating Relevancy in the Humanities and Social Sciences The first ever virtual iteration of the Annual CLARE Graduate Symposium hosted by the Graduate Students of the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary will be held on March 12th-13th, 2021. This conference will focus on how the … Continue reading [CFP] UofCalgary: Virtual Annual CLARE Graduate Symposium (March 12th-13th, 2021)

[Webinar] Responding to a national crisis: Art, Buddhism, and Technology in Tenth Century Southeast China

Shi Zhiru, professor of Religious Studies and program coordinator of Asian Studies, Pomona College, will give an online lecture on December 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST) Please verify the time in your area via a time zone calculator as Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time.Other time zones include:3:00 PM (PST)6:00 … Continue reading [Webinar] Responding to a national crisis: Art, Buddhism, and Technology in Tenth Century Southeast China

[Webinar] Diversity of patronage of Buddhist temple murals: Popular, Personal and Collective Patronage of pre-modern Sri Lankan temple murals

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary is pleased to present a Yehan Numata lecture in Buddhist Studies by Dr. Dulma Karunarathna titled "Diversity of patronage of Buddhist temple murals: Popular, Personal and Collective Patronage of pre-modern Sri Lankan temple murals" Date and Time: Friday, November 20, 3-5PM MDT Please register in … Continue reading [Webinar] Diversity of patronage of Buddhist temple murals: Popular, Personal and Collective Patronage of pre-modern Sri Lankan temple murals

[Webinar] Symposium: “Other Power” in Indian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Buddhism: Its Nature and Role in Buddhist Awakening

Date and time: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 5:00 PM (PST) About this event The doctrine of “Other Power” continues to perplex many Buddhists and Buddhist scholars, who consider it antithetical to the foundational Buddhist spirit of self-cultivation. For many, it even reminds them of “grace” in Christianity. Further, it is often seen to be a … Continue reading [Webinar] Symposium: “Other Power” in Indian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Buddhism: Its Nature and Role in Buddhist Awakening

[Job Posting] UofT: Associate Professor in Contemporary Study of Buddhism and Religion in Japan and North America

Associate Professor - Contemporary Study of Buddhism and Religion in Japan and North AmericaDate Posted: 10/28/2020Closing Date: 12/03/2020, 11:59PM EDTReq ID: 1472Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & ScienceDepartment: Department for the Study of ReligionCampus: St. George (Downtown Toronto) Description: The Department for the Study of Religion in the Faculty of … Continue reading [Job Posting] UofT: Associate Professor in Contemporary Study of Buddhism and Religion in Japan and North America

[Webinar] Envisioning the Buddhist Maṇḍala of Bhutan: The Importance of Terminology, Language, and “Secularities”

Watch the event recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3rVDT5pf4c&feature=youtu.be RSVP here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BSAzjnrCTd6HpwHYM6CjXg Tibetan emic terminologies used as functional equivalents for “religion” and “politics” in Bhutanese textual sources shed light on institutionalized and conceptualized boundaries between societal spheres in pre-modern Bhutan―in the spirit of the multiple secularities approach understood as social distinction and differentiation in a non-evaluating sense. Among … Continue reading [Webinar] Envisioning the Buddhist Maṇḍala of Bhutan: The Importance of Terminology, Language, and “Secularities”