Call for Papers – Edition 13 (2018)

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 [...]

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A Reflection on Two Lectures in the “Buddha and the Other” Lecture Series (Oct 19 & 26, 2017)

In October, McGill University’s Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) organized two lectures on the theme of “Buddha and the Other.” On October 19th, Professor Arvind Sharma’s talk investigated the relationship between Hinduism and Buddhism. The following Thursday, Professor Lara Braitstein enquired into the differences and distinctions presented in the narrative of the history of Tibetan Buddhism. [...]

[Opportunities] Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhism and East Asian Religions (Application deadline_ January 15, 2018)

[Opportunities] Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhism and East Asian Religions (Application deadline: January 15, 2018)

Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Ghent University, and the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO) invite applications for a unique joint post-doctoral fellowship. This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the three partner institutions, and is facilitated by the project “From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions” (Frogbear.org). It [...]

[Lecture] UBC: A Tryst with Destiny? The Politics of Buddhist Heritage and the Making of Modern India by Douglas Ober (November 30, 2017)

[Information Session] UBC: A Tryst with Destiny? The Politics of Buddhist Heritage and the Making of Modern India by Dr. Douglas Ober (November 30, 2017)

An information session hosted by Douglas Ober, CISAR Research Associate. The event will take place on November 30 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, University of British Columbia. Abstract: One of the more curious incidents in the making of modern India occurred on the eve of Independence when a group of seventy-two [...]

Emmanuel College: Exploring Approaches to Buddhist Psychotherapy (November 18, 2017)

Emmanuel College: Exploring Approaches to Buddhist Psychotherapy (November 18, 2017)

The event will take place from 2 to 5 pm at Room 119, Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto. General Admission: $20 / U of T Students: Free (student ID required). Reception will begin at 1:30pm (light refreshments served). Please go to http://www.wisdomtoronto.com for online registration & program information. For further inquiries, call [...]

(Application Deadline: December 4, 2017)

BDK Fellowship for Foreign Scholars 2018 (Application Deadline: December 4, 2017)

The BDK Fellowship aims to promote international cooperation and mutual understanding in Buddhist studies, and is intended to enable researchers to engage in advanced research on Buddhism while in Japan. Who is Eligible? (Must meet ALL of the following qualifications) Must be of non-Japanese nationality Must be under 40 years of age at the time [...]

A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

The International Association of Buddhist Studies 18th Congress began in earnest on Monday, August 21st 2017. After a day full of engaging panels, participants had the opportunity to attend an evening round table at the Royal Ontario Museum. This event, entitled "Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies," featured a group of talented Buddhist Studies scholars, including [...]

[Lecture] University of Calgary_ Recentering Buddhist Cosmology by Dr. Eric Huntington (November 3, 2017)

[Lecture] University of Calgary: Recentering Buddhist Cosmology by Dr. Eric Huntington (November 3, 2017)

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary is pleased to present “Recentering Buddhist Cosmology: Concepts of Geographic Space in Ritual and Art” By Dr. Eric Huntington (Postdoctoral Fellow, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University) One of the most common functions of religion is cosmology—explaining the origin, structure, and rules of the world [...]

“Spontaneous Presence_ The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava_s Iconography in Image (and Text)” Talk by Professor Daniel Hirshberg, Oct 20, 2017 at McGill University

Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text)

A Talk by Professor Daniel Hirshberg on October 20, 2017 at McGill University Students of the history of Tibetan Buddhism are familiar with the renowned tantrika Padmasambhava and his eminent role in establishing Buddhism throughout the kingdoms of the Himalaya in the eighth century. They also learn that Padmasambhava is venerated by his followers as [...]

UBC_ Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar with Professor Yongtae Kim (Dongguk University)_ 조선후기 불교사의 지형과 해석 (December 18-19, 2017)

UBC: Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar with Professor Yongtae Kim (Dongguk University): 조선후기 불교사의 지형과 해석 (December 18-19, 2017)

Event Details: Start: 18 December 2017 10:00 am. End: 19 December 2017 5:00 pm. Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre. Speaker: Professor Yongtae Kim (Dongguk University) Open to the public. All are welcome. Language: Korean (한국어) RSVP required (by December 10) to: mitol3@mail.ubc.ca (Jinsung Kim) Program December 18 (Monday) 10:00-12:00     “정체성을 세우다: 법통, 교육, 수행체계” 12:00-13:30     [...]

Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions

[Guest Lecture] UBC: Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions (November 22, 2017)

The From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at UBC is pleased to announce that Dr. Jimmy Yu, a Sheng Yen Associate Professor of Chinese Buddhism at the Florida State University, will come to UBC and give a guest lecture with the title “Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions” on [...]