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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Reflection on Prof. James Robson's Talk _Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China_

Reflection on Professor James Robson’s Talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China”

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li On March 15, 2018, McGill University’s "Buddha and the Other" lunch lecture series continued with a talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China” delivered by Professor James Robson from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Throughout the presentation, Prof. Robson inquired into the relationship … Continue reading Reflection on Professor James Robson’s Talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China”

Graduate Student Workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions

[Call for Applications] Graduate Student Workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions (May 26-27, 2018)

McMaster University Centre for Buddhist Studies announces a two-day graduate student workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions, May 26 and 27 at McMaster. The workshop is supported by the Tianzhu Global Network in Buddhist Studies. The workshop focuses on introductory level skills for mapping and network analysis. The goal is to … Continue reading [Call for Applications] Graduate Student Workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions (May 26-27, 2018)

Workshop on Newar Buddhism

UofT: Workshop on Newar Buddhism (May 15-16, 2018)

Join the Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto, for a two-day workshop on Newar Buddhism with Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya! Tuesday, May 15, 2-5pm, JHB 319: The first lecture in this workshop is a Newar Buddhist Reading. Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya will address a Sanskrit Buddhist text popular in Nepal entitled the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṇgīti … Continue reading UofT: Workshop on Newar Buddhism (May 15-16, 2018)

An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC (July 29-August 18, 2018)

[Call for Applications] An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC (July 29-August 18, 2018)

The Tianzhu Global Network of Buddhist Studies at UBC, with the assistance from UBC’s SSHRC-sponsored international and interdisciplinary project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions (www.frogbear.org), cordially invites applications for an intensive program on Buddhism and East Asian Cultures. Lasting for three weeks from July 29 to August 18, 2018, this program is composed of … Continue reading [Call for Applications] An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC (July 29-August 18, 2018)

Gandharan Buddhist Texts_ What We Learn From the Oldest South Asian Manuscripts

[Lecture] McMaster: Gandharan Buddhist Texts: What We Learn From the Oldest South Asian Manuscripts (April 17, 2018)

A talk by Dr. Joe Marino, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University. Hosted by McMaster University's Department of Religious Studies as part of its 2017-18 Invited Speaker Series. Joe Marino is a Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation postdoctoral fellow in Buddhist Studies at Cornell University. With a background in comparative cultural and religious studies, he earned … Continue reading [Lecture] McMaster: Gandharan Buddhist Texts: What We Learn From the Oldest South Asian Manuscripts (April 17, 2018)

Nissaya Reading Workshop with William Pruitt

UofT: Nissaya Reading Workshop with William Pruitt (May 4-6, 2018)

Composed in a range of Southeast Asian literary idioms, nissayas comment on works in Pali, ranging from simple word-by-word glosses to elaborate commentarial and sub-commentarial disquisitions. These linguistically hybrid texts have been used as reference works and pedagogical tools for centuries and have shaped both the transmission of Buddhism and the development of languages and … Continue reading UofT: Nissaya Reading Workshop with William Pruitt (May 4-6, 2018)

Reconstructing Ananda_s Grief in the Mahaparinirvana Sutra_ A Lecture by Dr. Charles Li at UBC, March 14, 2018

Reconstructing Ānanda’s Grief in the Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra: A Lecture by Dr. Charles Li at UBC, March 14, 2018 

On March 14th, the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia hosted Dr. Charles Li to present his research on translations of the Mahāparinirvāṇa sutra. Dr. Li recently received his doctorate from Cambridge University and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, with an expertise in Sanskrit studies and … Continue reading Reconstructing Ānanda’s Grief in the Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra: A Lecture by Dr. Charles Li at UBC, March 14, 2018 

Chinese Buddhist Canon_ The Yongle Northern Canon Editions_ A Talk by Dr. Darui Long at UBC, March 8, 2018

Chinese Buddhist Canon: The Yongle Northern Canon Editions: A Talk by Dr. Darui Long at UBC, March 8, 2018

On March 8, the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia hosted Dr. Darui Long, University of the West, to share some of his discoveries and challenges of researching the Yongle Northern Canon (Yongle beizang 永樂北藏). Dr. Long’s findings will be published in a book. He began his presentation by sharing some … Continue reading Chinese Buddhist Canon: The Yongle Northern Canon Editions: A Talk by Dr. Darui Long at UBC, March 8, 2018

Healing through Dhāraṇī in Tantric Buddhism

[Event] Toronto: Healing through Dhāraṇī in Tantric Buddhism (May 14, 2018)

A public lecture, co-sponsored by the Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies, will be held on Monday May 14, 2018 at the Institute for Traditional Medicine, 553 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6. The event is free but with a $10 suggested donation to the Institute of Traditional Medicine. RSVP Abstract: Throughout the history of … Continue reading [Event] Toronto: Healing through Dhāraṇī in Tantric Buddhism (May 14, 2018)

Paradigm of an Ideal Monastery Advocated by Daoxuan_ An Investigation into the Connection between Ximingsi in Chang_an and Daianji in Nara

[Event] UofCalgary: Paradigm of an Ideal Monastery Advocated by Daoxuan: An Investigation into the Connection between Ximingsi in Chang’an and Daianji in Nara (April 6, 2018)

The grand monastery Ximingsi in Chang’an, built by Emperor Gaozong in 658, was a renowned center of Buddhist learning in Tang times. Many Buddhist intellectuals and literary figures were affiliated with the monastery, from luminaries such as the great translator Xuanzang to Buddhist historians and writers such as Daoxuan and Daoshi. The scholastic tradition of … Continue reading [Event] UofCalgary: Paradigm of an Ideal Monastery Advocated by Daoxuan: An Investigation into the Connection between Ximingsi in Chang’an and Daianji in Nara (April 6, 2018)