BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship

[Opportunity] BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship (Application Deadline: November 1, 2018)

This scholarship will enable advanced graduate students in Buddhist Studies who are Canadian Citizens or studying in a Canadian University to spend one year in a Japanese University, studying and/or carrying out doctoral research. Value (in Japanese Yen): Monthly Grant (single person)    ¥250,000 a month x 12 = ¥3,000,000/per yr. Married Allowance    Additional ¥50,000 per … Continue reading [Opportunity] BDK Canada Graduate Scholarship (Application Deadline: November 1, 2018)

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Ganden Tripa Rinpoche_ Empathy in Uncertain Times

[Public Talk] Ganden Tripa Rinpoche: Empathy in Uncertain Times (July 12, 2018)

The talk will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6-8pm at the University of Toronto, Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, Room 108, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON M5S 2J7. Free and open to all. Please RSVP to tririnpoche@gmail.com. Biography of 104th Gaden Tripa Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Palsangpo Biography from the Central Tibetan Administration Kyabje … Continue reading [Public Talk] Ganden Tripa Rinpoche: Empathy in Uncertain Times (July 12, 2018)

The Burden of Housing Refugees_ A Perspective from Rohingya Hosting Chittagong

[Talk] SFU: The Burden of Housing Refugees: A Perspective from Rohingya Hosting Chittagong (September 27, 2018)

The talk by Dr. D. Mitra Barua, Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies, Rice University's Chao Center for Asian Studies, will begin at 6pm in room 1400, Segal Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2N6OErP. Please see the accompanied poster for more details.

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)

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

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)

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