Call for Papers – Edition 14 (2019)

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 … Continue reading Call for Papers – Edition 14 (2019)

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Apology

Apology

Due to content misinformation, we have taken down the post "Buddhism and Ritual Performance in Pre-Modern Japan" published on December 11, 2018. We would like to sincerely apologize to the speakers at the conference for misrepresenting their work and to the readers for any inconvenience. CJBS News Team

The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver _ A Socio-political Perspective Reflection

The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver : A Socio-political Perspective Reflection By: Francis Lau, Emmanuel College

Buddhism has its soteriological and altruistic elements[1], and its teachings address individual predicaments, as well as structural and institutional concerns[2]. The spirit of Buddhism is socially-engaged and is rooted in social justice. Indeed, Buddhist mindfulness has the potential to be socially transformative.[3] Amaro describes the efficacy of Sati-panna (holistic mindfulness) not only in terms of … Continue reading The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver : A Socio-political Perspective Reflection By: Francis Lau, Emmanuel College

FROGBEAR Research Cluster

[Call for Proposals] UBC: FROGBEAR Research Cluster

This is a Call for Proposals (CFP) for the project “From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions” (also known as FROGBEAR). Through this Call, the project will fund one new research cluster in Phase 2 of the project (2020-2022) that addresses gaps in the current framework. The project is funded through a Partnership … Continue reading [Call for Proposals] UBC: FROGBEAR Research Cluster

Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism

[Event] McGill: Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism, by Numata Visiting Professor Martin Seeger

Hagiographical and autobiographical texts of male charismatic Thai Buddhists are extremely popular in current Thai Buddhism. This is evident through the ubiquity of these texts throughout the country, often given away for free at monasteries or sold in bookstores, and the obviously high costs with which some of these books have been produced. Life story … Continue reading [Event] McGill: Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism, by Numata Visiting Professor Martin Seeger

Buddhist Young Adult Fiction_ In Search of a Linguistic Connection

Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

By Ngoc Le I was drawn to The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan due to its intriguing premise. The novel revolves around Leigh Chen Sanders, a teenager searching for her deceased mother who has turned into a bird. It follows her to Taiwan where she attempts to reconnect with her maternal … Continue reading Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

[Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies @ UBC, with administrative support from the UBC SSHRC partnership grant project FROGBEAR (From the Ground Up: Buddhism & East Asian Buddhism), proudly presents a lecture by University Distinguished Professor Hao Chunwen 郝春文 (Capital Normal University 首都師範大學資深教授) When: 4:00pm-5:30pm, November 15, 2018 Venue: UBC Asian Studies Auditorium Abstract 提要:  This … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

[Event] UBC: The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism: Temple-Town Relationship and Everyday Life in the Area South of the Yangtze River

Nobody, not even religious believers, could bear to live in a world constructed from religious symbols. Thus, we can neither avoid nor neglect the close relationship between religious belief and daily life. After Buddhism was introduced to China, its thoughts and systems have undergone deep Sinicization, with Chinese characteristics imbued in Buddhism ever since it … Continue reading [Event] UBC: The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism: Temple-Town Relationship and Everyday Life in the Area South of the Yangtze River

What is Buddhist Ge-yi

[Event] UBC: What is Buddhist Ge-yi by TANG Jia, Chinese National Academy of Arts

The primary document first mentioned Ge-yi in Buddhist cannon is the biographical account of Zhu Faya 竺法雅 (a monk lived in the Jin Dynasty) in the Biography of Eminent Monks 高僧傳 edited by Huijiao 慧皎 [497-554] in the Liang Dynasty, in which Ge-yi refers to a method that Zhu Faya with Kang Falang 康法朗 presented … Continue reading [Event] UBC: What is Buddhist Ge-yi by TANG Jia, Chinese National Academy of Arts

A Reflection on Dr. Robert Sharf_s lecture “Buddhist Modernism, Meditation, and Mindfulness_ What is at Stake_”on March 6, 2018 at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University

A Reflection on Dr. Robert Sharf’s lecture “Buddhist Modernism, Meditation, and Mindfulness: What is at Stake?”on March 6, 2018 at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University of Toronto

On March 6, 2018, Professor Dr. Cuilan Liu welcomed Dr. Robert Sharf, D. H. Chen Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley, to present his lecture, “Buddhist Modernism, Meditation, and Mindfulness: What is at Stake?” to students and faculty members at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University … Continue reading A Reflection on Dr. Robert Sharf’s lecture “Buddhist Modernism, Meditation, and Mindfulness: What is at Stake?”on March 6, 2018 at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University of Toronto

Ritual, Reliquary, and Local Legend_ Glocal Context of Twin Pagodas from the Silla Dynasty

[Event] UBC: Ritual, Reliquary, and Local Legend: Glocal Context of Twin Pagodas from the Silla Dynasty

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies @ UBC, with administrative support from the UBC SSHRC partnership grant project FROGBEAR (From the Ground Up: Buddhism & East Asian Buddhism), proudly presents a lecture by Professor Youn-mi Kim (Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea) Abstract: Twin pagodas were introduced to the Korean peninsula when the Silla dynasty … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Ritual, Reliquary, and Local Legend: Glocal Context of Twin Pagodas from the Silla Dynasty