the initial rise of manjusri belief_ centered on the “three biographies of qing liang mountain”

[Event] UBC: The Initial Rise of Manjusri Belief: Centered on the “Three Biographies of Qing Liang Mountain”

The Tianzhu Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Long Chen (Xinzhou Teachers University) When: 4:30 pm Thursday, January 24, 2019 Venue: UBC, Buchanan Building Room 302 Abstract: Starting from the characteristics of Manjusri belief and combining with the translation and dissemination of Buddhist … Continue reading [Event] UBC: The Initial Rise of Manjusri Belief: Centered on the “Three Biographies of Qing Liang Mountain”

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enlightenment for plants and trees_ sōmoku jōbutsu in medieval japanese short stories

[Event] UBC: Enlightenment for Plants and Trees: Sōmoku jōbutsu in Medieval Japanese Short Stories

Part of the CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series Abstract: In medieval Japan, popular arts often took advantage of a blending of religious ideology and entertainment in order to educate, attract audiences, and solicit donations. Enter otogizōshi—a genre of short stories from the Muromachi period (1392–1573). Originating in popular performance and “picture explaining” (etoki), otogizōshifrequently delivered didactic messages through … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Enlightenment for Plants and Trees: Sōmoku jōbutsu in Medieval Japanese Short Stories

nepali and newar workshop

[Call for Applicants] UofT: Nepali & Newar Workshop (April 8-27, 2019)

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto presents: A Nepali and Newar Workshop with Laxmi Nath Shrestha April 8-27, 2019, Mo-Sa, 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-3:30pm University of Toronto, 170 St. George Street Jackman Humanities Building, room 318 Hosted by the only university in the world outside of Nepal … Continue reading [Call for Applicants] UofT: Nepali & Newar Workshop (April 8-27, 2019)

buddhism and astrology in the tang dynasty

[Event] UofT: Buddhism and Astrology in the Tang Dynasty by Jeffrey Kotyk

Buddhism during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in China underwent significant transformations following the introduction of Esoteric Buddhism or Mantrayāna, starting in the early eighth century. An important element in this respect was the Buddhist practice of Indian astrology, which was initially utilized for timing of rituals. Buddhist use of foreign astrology prompted further widespread interest … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Buddhism and Astrology in the Tang Dynasty by Jeffrey Kotyk

Queens University_ Faculty Position in Religion and Social Justice

[Opportunity] Queens University: Faculty Position in Religion and Social Justice

The School of Religion, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University invites applications for a Tenure-track or Tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Religion and Social Justice, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. Please see the images below for more details.

UC Berkeley Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism 2019–2021

[Opportunity] UC Berkeley Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism 2019–2021

UC Berkeley Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism 2019–2021 With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. The Fellowship … Continue reading [Opportunity] UC Berkeley Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism 2019–2021

UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies 2019–2021

[Opportunity] UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies 2019–2021

With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Program in Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s, providing time … Continue reading [Opportunity] UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies 2019–2021

2019 FROGBEAR Research Cluster Site Visits

[Call for Applications] UBC: 2019 FROGBEAR Research Cluster Site Visits

The FROGBEAR project is pleased to accept applications from students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members to participate in our 2019 field visit season. Please read the cluster descriptions below and visit our website for full descriptions. There is no fee to attend the field work, however participants are responsible for arrival to the site, and any expenses that are … Continue reading [Call for Applications] UBC: 2019 FROGBEAR Research Cluster Site Visits

Carrying a Basket of Gold_ A Historical Reflection on Buddhist Concepts and Ethics in Bhutan

[Event] UBC: Carrying a Basket of Gold: A Historical Reflection on Buddhist Concepts and Ethics in Bhutan

What lies behind the idea and policies of Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan and how have Buddhist concepts and ethics been implemented on an institutional level in past and present? In this talk, Dagmar Schwerk provides a historical perspective on the development and institutionalization of Buddhist concepts and ethics in Bhutan which first manifested … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Carrying a Basket of Gold: A Historical Reflection on Buddhist Concepts and Ethics in Bhutan

Monasteries as Home_ Facing Challenges of Modernization in Tibetan Monastic Education and Leadership

[Event] UBC: Monasteries as Home: Facing Challenges of Modernization in Tibetan Monastic Education and Leadership

For well over 500 years in Tibet, the Buddhist monasteries stood at the center of Tibetan cultural, spiritual, artistic, economic and political life. Now, with many Tibetan monasteries relocated to India and around the world, the monastic leaders face new challenges of how to modernize their traditional forms of education, organization, management, and approach to … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Monasteries as Home: Facing Challenges of Modernization in Tibetan Monastic Education and Leadership