[Event] UBC: The Influence of Buddhism on Chinese Language

The Tianzhu Global Network in Buddhist Studies, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Peng Lu (Wuhan University) When: 2:30 pm–4 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019 Venue: UBC Asian Centre, Room 604 Abstract:This lecture focuses on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese language as a communicative means, especially on effect of Buddhism … Continue reading [Event] UBC: The Influence of Buddhism on Chinese Language

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[Fellowships] Doctoral and Postdoctoral Opportunities at the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies

Dear Colleagues, The Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies (www.cbs.ugent.be ), located at Ghent University, Belgium, is seeking candidates for doctoral (for those who have obtained a university degree in Europe) and postdoctoral fellowships (for those with a PhD from anywhere in the world). The Centre’s particular strengths are Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Buddhism, broadly defined. In … Continue reading [Fellowships] Doctoral and Postdoctoral Opportunities at the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies

[Blog] Naturalizing Buddhism: Tradition and Tension— A Reflection on Bernard Faure’s Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary (March 29, 2019)

By Josh Ereshefsky On March 29th, 2019, The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary hosted its Annual Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture, featuring Bernard Faure. Faure, the Kao Professor in Buddhism at Columbia University, presented a lecture titled: “Beyond the Hype: Buddhism at the Risk of Neuroscience.” Faure discussed the growing … Continue reading [Blog] Naturalizing Buddhism: Tradition and Tension— A Reflection on Bernard Faure’s Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary (March 29, 2019)

[Event] UBC: Tianzhu Book Prize Lecture: The Meanings of Meditation in Early Zen Buddhism

The second winner of the Tianzhu Book Prize for Excellence in Chan Studies, Dr. Sam van Schaik, Head of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, for his book The Spirit of Zen (Yale University Press, 2018), will deliver a lecture at UBC on September 21, 2019. Date: 7 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019Venue: … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Tianzhu Book Prize Lecture: The Meanings of Meditation in Early Zen Buddhism

[Research Convening] UVic: In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice (Oct 25-27, 2019)

This research convening brings together professional artists, practising Buddhists, and scholars from a range of disciplines to better understand Buddhist influences in contemporary art in North America. Resisting orientalized notions of Buddhism as a timeless, unchanging, passive tradition, this convening explores how diverse artists have drawn on Buddhist ideas and practices as a “methodology” of … Continue reading [Research Convening] UVic: In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice (Oct 25-27, 2019)

[Event] UofT: Interdependence and Mental Health in Buddhism

When: September 12, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmWhere: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St George St Kunphen Buddhist Monastery Presents: Interdependence and Mental Health in Buddhism A lunchtime public lecture and discussion with H.E. Jangtse Choeje Gosok Rinpoche For more information see https://gosokrinpoche.com or contact Frances.Garrett@utoronto.ca Click here to see original post

[Event] SFU: Thai Forest Buddhism Enters The British Columbian Forest: Building Birken Monastery in the 1990s (Oct 4, 2019)

The event will take place on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Segal Building Room 1300, SFU 500 Granville Street, Vancouver. All are welcome. Please register at thai-forest-buddhism-oct4.eventbrite.ca Please see the poster below for abstract and speaker bios

[Event] UBC: “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”—the Genesis of the Concept of Universal Buddhahood

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Michael Zimmermann, Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, Hamburg University/University of Tsukuba When: 4:30 pm, Monday, October 7, 2019 Venue: UBC Geography Building, Room 229 Abstract: This lecture will focus on one particular strand of thought in the history … Continue reading [Event] UBC: “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”—the Genesis of the Concept of Universal Buddhahood

[Updated Event] UBC: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhushengku Cave of Baoshan

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Professor Liu Yi (Capital Normal University) When: 2:30 pm–4 pm, Thursday September 19, 2019 Venue: UBC Asian Centre, Room 604 Abstract:The Dazhushengku 大住聖窟 (Great Abiding Holy Ones Cave) of Lingquan-si 靈泉寺 at Baoshan 寶山, constructed under the supervision of … Continue reading [Updated Event] UBC: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhushengku Cave of Baoshan

[Blog] The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019) – A Conference Report

By Ngoc Le “The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland” workshop/ conference took place at the University of British Columbia from June 28 to 29, 2019. Sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, … Continue reading [Blog] The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019) – A Conference Report