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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University of British Columbia_ World Sanskrit Conference 2018 (July 9-13, 2018)

[Announcement] University of British Columbia: World Sanskrit Conference 2018 (July 9-13, 2018)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME The 17th World Sanskrit Conference will feature a full schedule of five days of scholarly papers, plenary speakers, keynotes, special panels, and workshops, in addition to numerous evening events open to the general public (For more information about these, please see HERE). We have invited more than 600 of the foremost Sanskrit scholars … Continue reading [Announcement] University of British Columbia: World Sanskrit Conference 2018 (July 9-13, 2018)

Tārā, Dhāraṇī, the Mañjuśrīnāmasangīti and a Sanskrit Reading with Rev. Professor Naresh Man Bajracharya of Lumbini Buddhist University

Tārā, Dhāraṇī, the Mañjuśrīnāmasangīti and a Sanskrit Reading with Rev. Professor Naresh Man Bajracharya of Lumbini Buddhist University

By Amber Marie Moore and Austin Simoes-Gomes, University of Toronto In May 2018, we welcomed Rev. Professor Naresh Man Bajracharya, Vice-Chancellor of Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal to the University of Toronto Department for the Study of Religion and the Greater Toronto Area to deliver five action-packed days of workshops and teachings centered around Newar Vajrayāna … Continue reading Tārā, Dhāraṇī, the Mañjuśrīnāmasangīti and a Sanskrit Reading with Rev. Professor Naresh Man Bajracharya of Lumbini Buddhist University

Andrew Ollett_s Language of the Snakes concluded by a masterclass and a lecture featuring the author

[2018-19 UofT South Asian Religions Reading Group] Andrew Ollett’s Language of the Snakes concluded by a masterclass and a lecture featuring the author

“Language of the Snakes" traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. […] The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of … Continue reading [2018-19 UofT South Asian Religions Reading Group] Andrew Ollett’s Language of the Snakes concluded by a masterclass and a lecture featuring the author

Buddhism and Ritual Performance in Pre-Modern Japan

[Conference] McGill: Buddhism and Ritual Performance in Pre-Modern Japan (September 28, 2018)

The event is sponsored by BDK Canada and CREOR McGill. Please see the attached poster for schedule details.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto

[Opportunity] Postdoctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto

The Centre for South Asian Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in South Asian Studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018. The post is for a period of 2 years with the possibility of extension after successful review. Candidates working in any field of South Asian Studies … Continue reading [Opportunity] Postdoctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto

2018 Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Tibetan Buddhist Studies

[Opportunity] 2018 Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Tibetan Buddhist Studies at UBC

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including East Asian and South Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. The interdisciplinary UBC Himalaya Program brings together faculty … Continue reading [Opportunity] 2018 Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Tibetan Buddhist Studies at UBC

Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species_ A Panel from Buddhist Beasts_ Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species: A Panel from Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

From April 20-22, the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum hosted an international conference titled "Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures.” The conference was sponsored primarily by the Glorisun Charitable Foundation, Tzu-Chi Canada, and the From the Ground Up Project. Twenty presenters on six panels shared their work on the role of animals in … Continue reading Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species: A Panel from Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

McGill University_ Buddhism and Performance Conference (September 28, 2018)

[Call for Abstracts] McGill University: Buddhism and Performance Conference (September 28, 2018)

Dear colleagues, In January 2018 the McGill University Rare Books Collection was able to acquire a 16th century Japanese manuscript related to the Yuima-e or Vimalakirti Assembly (Kofukuji) in addition to several Edo-Meiji prints concerning the Kasuga shrine. Both documents shed light on the performative aspect of Hoe and illustrate the vibrant ceremonies that took … Continue reading [Call for Abstracts] McGill University: Buddhism and Performance Conference (September 28, 2018)

“Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

“Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

On April 12th, 2018, Professor Chiara Letizia from UQÀM’s Département de science des religions delivered a talk on “Buddhism and religious (and ethnic, cultural, linguistic) diversity in Nepal.” In her talk, Professor Letizia introduced her audience to the immense diversity that is present in Nepal. Upon examining a wide range of Buddhist traditions in the country, she … Continue reading “Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

Tweeting the Law_ Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse

Tweeting the Law: Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse – A Keynote Speech by Prof. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University

Re-post with permission from the From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at the University of British Columbia. See original post here. For accompanied pictures, see here. By Dr. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University One night many years ago when my husband and I were living in Meguro, next to the Ōtori Shrine … Continue reading Tweeting the Law: Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse – A Keynote Speech by Prof. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University