[CFPs] Workshop: New Paths in the Teaching of Buddhist Studies (Feb 21-23, 2020)

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto invites proposals for a three-day workshop on Teaching Buddhist Studies to be held in Toronto from Friday February 21st to Sunday February 23rd 2020. Proposals for papers or alternative formats like panel discussion topics or teaching demonstrations are welcome. Further, … Continue reading [CFPs] Workshop: New Paths in the Teaching of Buddhist Studies (Feb 21-23, 2020)

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[Event] McGill: Premodern Japanese Studies International Conference (Oct. 10-11, 2019)

PMJS International Conference Supported by The Japan Foundation, BDK Canada, CREOR and the School of Religious Studies McGill Location: Birks Building Senior Common Room, 3520 rue University, Montreal, QC H3A 2A7 Canada For inquiries: mikael.bauer@mcgill.ca All lectures are free and open to the public To view schedule and presentation abstracts, please see here: https://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/files/religiousstudies/channels/attach/pmjsconference2019schedule.pdf Click … Continue reading [Event] McGill: Premodern Japanese Studies International Conference (Oct. 10-11, 2019)

Wisdom Amidst Crisis_ The Case for Ecodharma in the Anthropocene

[Event] SFU: Wisdom Amidst Crisis: The Case for Ecodharma in the Anthropocene A presentation by David R. Loy, Ph.D.

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:30pm to 8:00pm Where: SFU Harbour Centre, 505 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Room 7000 (7th Floor) Abstract: Is the ecological crisis also a spiritual crisis? There are profound parallels between our perennial personal predicament, according to Buddhist teachings, and the predicament of our now-global civilization today in relation to … Continue reading [Event] SFU: Wisdom Amidst Crisis: The Case for Ecodharma in the Anthropocene A presentation by David R. Loy, Ph.D.

A Place for Doubt_ The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

[Event] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

Time: 5 pm–8 pm, Thursday, September 12, 2019 Venue: UBC Ponderosa Commons Ballroom, 6445 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Abstract: Sŏn 禪, the Korean analogue of Zen, had always presumed itself to be the repository of contemplative expertise in Korean Buddhism. From virtually its inception, Sŏn sought to create forms of meditation that it could claim exclusively … Continue reading [Event] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

The Shi Wu De 釋悟德 Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies

[Job Opportunity] The Shi Wu De 釋悟德 Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies

Emmanuel College invites applications for the Shi Wu De 釋悟德 Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies. This full-time tenure stream or tenured appointment is open to all ranks. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in Buddhism, with expertise in Chinese traditions, and possess the ability to teach Buddhism and spiritual and contemplative care … Continue reading [Job Opportunity] The Shi Wu De 釋悟德 Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies

[Blog] On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: A Lecture by Dr. Huqun Li

By Maggie Mitchell and Sarah Fink Photo courtesy by Carol Lee (UBC FROGBEAR) On March 14, 2019, Dr. Huqun Li, associate professor at the School of Humanities at China University of Political Science and Law, delivered his lecture and performance, "On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: to learn from the performance of Guqin" at … Continue reading [Blog] On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: A Lecture by Dr. Huqun Li

[Job Posting] FROGBEAR Digital Research Assistant at UBC

The FROGBEAR project in collaboration with the UBC Library cIRcle office is looking for a Digital Research Assistant. The successful candidate will have technical expertise on digital data and metadata management. Please read below for full detail on this position. Apply now through the UBC HR job board. Application deadline is Sunday, July 21, 2019. … Continue reading [Job Posting] FROGBEAR Digital Research Assistant at UBC

Buddhism and Social Change

[Lecture Series] DDVC: Buddhism and Social Change (September 21, 2019)

Public Lecture Series Buddhism & Social Change Saturday, September 21, 9:00am-4:30pm, Dharma Drum Vancouver Center Speakers & Topic: Jonathan C. Gold, Associate Professor, Princeton University Transforming Our Social Karma: Buddhist Concepts and the Role of Academia Rebecca Li, Associate professor, The College of New Jersey, and Chan Teacher Chan Practitioners as Agents of Social Change … Continue reading [Lecture Series] DDVC: Buddhism and Social Change (September 21, 2019)

The Politics and Pathways of Return

[Conference] UBC: The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019)

The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland University of British Columbia • June 28-29, 2019 All keynote presentations are public events. The workshop is closed door and there is limited space. Please contact the organizer david.geary@ubc.ca if you are interested in attending. This event is sponsored by the Social Sciences … Continue reading [Conference] UBC: The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019)

Tibetan Monastic Education_ Challenges and Reforms

[Blog] Tibetan Monastic Education: Challenges and Reforms

Author: Weiyu Lin Affiliation: Graduate Program at the Asian Studies Department of the University of British Columbia   On February 25th, 2019, the UBC Himalaya Program hosted a lecture by Khenpo Choying Dorjee at the University of British Columbia, with co-sponsorship from the Khyentse Foundation, Siddhartha’s Intent, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program … Continue reading [Blog] Tibetan Monastic Education: Challenges and Reforms