[Workshop] McGill University: The Pure Land in the Nara Schools (Sept. 29, 2017)

[Event Announcement] UBC: Wade Davis in Conversation with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)equality (Jun.22, 2017)

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[Conference] Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara (Aug.27&28, 2017)

“Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen, and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara” is a two-day mini-conference on Buddhist previous-birth narratives at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on August 27-28, 2017 after the IABS meeting. Art historians and textual specialists have been working together [...]

[Opportunity] University of British Columbia: Lecturer in Chinese Thought (Application deadline: June 30, 2017)

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position (1-year contract) in Chinese Thought, commencing September 1, 2017. This position may be renewed for a further year, subject to excellent performance in teaching and service, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate is expected to teach 24 [...]

[Event Announcement] Converting Markets through Merit: Perspectives for Fostering a New Entrepreneurial Culture with Chan Buddhist Principles (Jun.17, 2017)

陶朱道妙,臻於功德 :禪道對新型企業⽂化建設的前景 Date: 7pm Saturday June 17, 2017 Location: Jack Poole Hall, Alumni Centre, UBC Speaker: Venerable Dayuan Abbot of the Sixth Patriarch Temple in Sihui, Guangdong, China | 中國廣東四會六祖寺⽅丈 Vice President of the Buddhist Association of Guangdong Province | 廣東省佛教協會副會⾧ Founder and Chief Mentor of the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation | 天柱慈善基⾦會創始⼈兼總導師 Sponsors: UBC Buddhist [...]

[Conference] UBC: Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present (June 16-18, 2017)

Buddhism and economics is emerging as a significant field of scholarly inquiry. Having long ago abandoned the vision of Buddhist practitioners as recluses seeking individual soteriological ends at a remove from the “ordinary” world, students of history, philosophers, and specialists in the subdiscipline of Buddhist economics itself are helping us to understand the religion’s pervasive [...]

XVIIIth IABS Congress, Toronto, August 20-25, 2017, Third Circular

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends: I am very happy to send you the Third Circular for the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, which will be held in Toronto at the University of Toronto campus, August 20th to the 25th, 2017. On behalf of the IABS, my university, and the conference’s Planning Committee, I [...]

[Call for Applicants] Hou Family Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

The Hou Family Fellowship for Taiwan Studies sponsors one North America-based scholar of Taiwan Studies and one Taiwan-based scholar of Taiwan Studies as visiting fellows at the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan related research for a term of three to twelve months from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. Applications are welcome from candidates with [...]

[Event Announcement] McGill University: Spring Reading Group: Facets of Secularism

[Call for Applications] CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chinese Studies (2017-2018)

Fellowship location: York University, Toronto, Canada Deadline: Friday, 28 April 2017 Discipline: Social Sciences and Humanities Eligibility Emerging scholars who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, who have received a PhD degree within the last five years, and who do not hold full-time salaried positions may apply for this CCK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Current doctoral [...]