[Blog] Meditation in the Communal Context

This is part of the Doing Buddhism at Brandon University series. Read the series introduction here. By Joshua Beaudin, Brandon University Drawing on the work of Robert Thurman (2012) and studies of meditation as mindfulness (Wilson 2014), this paper and composition aim to demonstrate how meditation may lead to wisdom and nirvana, but it may … Continue reading [Blog] Meditation in the Communal Context

[Blog] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture by Prof. Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary), April 22, 2021

The post is originally published on Tianzhu Buddhist Network website. Reposted with permission by Sinae Kim. Report by Sinae Kim, Princeton UniversityScreenshots by Carol Lee, UBC Frogbear On April 22, 2021, the organizers of the UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series invited Prof. Wendi L. Adamek as their third speaker of the series. This year’s lecture, … Continue reading [Blog] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture by Prof. Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary), April 22, 2021

[Webinar] Decolonizing Buddhist Societies: An Old Tibetan Kingdom in New Local Sources

When: May 26, 2021, 1:00 PM (EDT) Speaker: Maria Turek, University of Toronto Respondent: Sangseraima Ujeed, University of Michigan Register here: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xw389alhSMOvTeiiWPX0Uw YCAR is pleased to co-present this event. Click here to see original post.

[CFP] Buddhism and Breath Summit

The Buddhism and Breath Summit will be an online event that explores Buddhist practices of working with the breath and/or bodily “winds”. Presenters will address how Buddhist presentations of breath, “wind” or “life force” (prāṇa in Sanskrit, qi in Chinese, or rlung in Tibetan, for example) have influenced contemplative, philosophical, and medical theories and practices … Continue reading [CFP] Buddhism and Breath Summit

[Blog] Reflecting on Anti-Asian Racism in North American Sanghas

By Colin H. Simonds, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University at Kingston At the beginning of April, a surprising comment was left in the Contemporary Buddhist Studies group on Facebook. Under an event titled “Buddhist Perspectives on White Racial Ignorance and Identity”, a commenter wrote: “I’ve said it before, but since I left the South, the places … Continue reading [Blog] Reflecting on Anti-Asian Racism in North American Sanghas

[Workshop] McMaster University: Magic, Healing, and Religion Workshop (May 26, 2021)

Date:  May 26, 2021 Time:  10:00 am-3:40 pm (EDT) This workshop proposes an interdisciplinary and inter-religious approach to healing in religious traditions. Religious healing can be syncretic between traditions, relegated to the margins of official religion, or use non-mechanical logics to address imbalances of body, spirit, and social identity. By comparing religions, and by fostering dialogue between different … Continue reading [Workshop] McMaster University: Magic, Healing, and Religion Workshop (May 26, 2021)

[Job Posting] FROGBEAR: Experienced Translators (Mandarin to English)

“From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions” (FROGBEAR)​​​​ is an international, interdisciplinary, multi-year project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), foundations in East Asia, and over 30 top universities in East Asia, Europe and North America (for more details about this international consortium, see frogbear.org)​. The project … Continue reading [Job Posting] FROGBEAR: Experienced Translators (Mandarin to English)

[Blog] Buddhism and Social Work: A Primer

By K. Muncaster, PhD student in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Western University, MA student in Buddhist Studies, the University of South Wales; and A. Dylan, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, St. Thomas University While the relevance of Buddhism to social work practice has been a neglected area within social work scholarship, … Continue reading [Blog] Buddhism and Social Work: A Primer

[Webinar] Economic Class in Early South Asian Buddhism: Perspectives from Epigraphy and the Divyāvadāna

This is the third lecture in the Ghent Center for Buddhist Studies Spring Lecture Series (Permanent Training in Buddhist Studies (PTBS) generously sponsored by the Tianzhu Foundation. Date and Time: March 30, 2021 at 19.00 Belgian time All lectures in this series will be held remotely over Zoom. Interested parties are welcome to attend the series or individual talks. … Continue reading [Webinar] Economic Class in Early South Asian Buddhism: Perspectives from Epigraphy and the Divyāvadāna

[CFA] 2021 International Intensive Program on Buddhism (August 4-25, 2021, ONLINE, in collaboration with Harvard University)

ScheduleSeminar and Lecture SeriesStudent ParticipantsStudent ReportsStudent ForumConferenceVideosGallery The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, whose founding members include Peking University, UBC, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, U Hamburg, Cambridge and Oxford, and University of Hong Kong, cordially invites applications for an intensive program on Buddhist Studies. Lasting from August 4 to August 25, 2021, this program is … Continue reading [CFA] 2021 International Intensive Program on Buddhism (August 4-25, 2021, ONLINE, in collaboration with Harvard University)