[Job Posting] FROGBEAR Digital Research Assistant at UBC

The FROGBEAR project in collaboration with the UBC Library cIRcle office is looking for a Digital Research Assistant. The successful candidate will have technical expertise on digital data and metadata management. Please read below for full detail on this position. Apply now through the UBC HR job board. Application deadline is Sunday, July 21, 2019. … Continue reading [Job Posting] FROGBEAR Digital Research Assistant at UBC

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Reflections on Attending the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (2019)

On March 24th, 2019, I presented a paper on so-called Buddhist bioethics, abortion, and vinaya at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Denver, Colorado. The interdisciplinary nature of the AAS provides networking possibilities not found in other scholarly associations. Highlights of the conference included a digital humanities expo, almost constant … Continue reading Reflections on Attending the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (2019)

Buddhism and Social Change

[Lecture Series] DDVC: Buddhism and Social Change (September 21, 2019)

Public Lecture Series Buddhism & Social Change Saturday, September 21, 9:00am-4:30pm, Dharma Drum Vancouver Center Speakers & Topic: Jonathan C. Gold, Associate Professor, Princeton University Transforming Our Social Karma: Buddhist Concepts and the Role of Academia Rebecca Li, Associate professor, The College of New Jersey, and Chan Teacher Chan Practitioners as Agents of Social Change … Continue reading [Lecture Series] DDVC: Buddhism and Social Change (September 21, 2019)

The Politics and Pathways of Return

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

The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland University of British Columbia • June 28-29, 2019 All keynote presentations are public events. The workshop is closed door and there is limited space. Please contact the organizer david.geary@ubc.ca if you are interested in attending. This event is sponsored by the Social Sciences … Continue reading [Conference] UBC: The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019)

Tibetan Monastic Education_ Challenges and Reforms

Tibetan Monastic Education: Challenges and Reforms

Author: Weiyu Lin Affiliation: Graduate Program at the Asian Studies Department of the University of British Columbia On February 25th, 2019, the UBC Himalaya Program hosted a lecture by Khenpo Choying Dorjee at the University of British Columbia, with co-sponsorship from the Khyentse Foundation, Siddhartha’s Intent, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in … Continue reading Tibetan Monastic Education: Challenges and Reforms

Facing Anxiety and Depression

[Event] UofT: Facing Anxiety and Depression: A Conversation with His Holiness the 104th Ganden Tripa

When: Thursday, 4 July 2019, 7:00–8:30 pm Where: Room 108, Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7 Abstract: Mental health, anxiety, and depression affect many people around us, young and old alike. This event is a presentation and dialogue with a high master of Tibetan Buddhism, the … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Facing Anxiety and Depression: A Conversation with His Holiness the 104th Ganden Tripa

Reading Gupta Epigraphy with Elizabeth Cecil

[Workshop] UTM: Reading Gupta Epigraphy with Elizabeth Cecil (August 5-9, 2019)

The 2nd Annual Indian Epigraphy Workshop for scholars and students of ancient South Asia will take place in Mississauga, Canada, on August 5th, 2019 through August 9th, 2019. The workshop is offered through a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania – South Asian Studies Department and the Centre of South Asian Civilizations and Department of … Continue reading [Workshop] UTM: Reading Gupta Epigraphy with Elizabeth Cecil (August 5-9, 2019)

“The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

“The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

By Jing Le On November 21, Professor Tang Zhongmao, professor at the School of Social Development at East China Normal University and researcher for the National Institute for Inheritance and Innovation of Chinese Culture, gave a talk on the Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan (the Area South of Yangtze River) through a folklore … Continue reading “The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

“Reimagining East Asian Buddhism_ Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

“Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

By Jisi Fu and Jing Le On September 20th 2018, Professor Albert Welter from University of Arizona delivered a talk on “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond” to students and faculty members at the University of British Columbia. Professor Welter specializes in Chinese Buddhism. His research interests include the … Continue reading “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

Tibetan Art and the Promise of Sacred Vision

[Event] Toronto: Tibetan Art and the Promise of Sacred Vision (May 9, 2019)

Looking at some of the Tibetan paintings in the ROM's collection and the devotional practices associated with them, art historian Sarah Richardson will explore the power and potential of seeing art as a means of transformation in Tibetan Buddhism. How do the forms of the paintings show the way(s) this sight was meant to take … Continue reading [Event] Toronto: Tibetan Art and the Promise of Sacred Vision (May 9, 2019)