Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava's Iconography in Image (and Text)

[Lecture] McGill: Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text) (October 20, 2017)

A lecture by Dr. Daniel A. Hirshberg on Friday, October 22, from 2 to 4pm at Birks Building, room 105, 3520 rue University. About the speaker: Dr. Hirshberg is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Mary Washington, and the author of Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet's Golden Age (2016). [...]

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Academic workshop on _Buddhist Women_ Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present_

Academic workshop on “Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present”

By Lisa Su. The article is re-published with Dharma Drum Vancouver Center's permission. Speakers from various institutions around North America congregated at the Dharma Drum Mountain Vancouver Center to hold an academic workshop on the topic of "Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers, Past and Present." These speakers were not only scholars, but also Buddhist practitioners, [...]

[Guest Lecture] UBC_ The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai by Dr. Paul Groner (October 23, 2017)

[Guest Lecture] UBC: The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai by Dr. Paul Groner (October 23, 2017)

The From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at UBC is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Groner, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, will come to UBC and give a guest lecture titled  “The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai” on October 23rd at 5 pm in [...]

CREOR Lunch Lecture Series_ Buddha and the Other_ Encounters between Buddhism and Other Cultures, Mindsets and Peoples during the Ages (2017-18)

CREOR Lunch Lecture Series: Buddha and the Other: Encounters between Buddhism and Other Cultures, Mindsets and Peoples during the Ages (2017-18)

Co-organized by the School of Religious Studies, Department of East Asian Studies and Centre for Research on Religion, McGill University. The lecture series will take place on Thursdays, 11:30-13:30 at Birks Heritage Chapel, 3520 University Street on the 2nd floor. For full schedule, please see below.

[Public Talk] UBC: Searching for the Right Buddha: Procedures for Locating Incarnations (tulkus) in Tibetan Historical Literature (October 16, 2017)

UBC Himalaya Program is hosting a talk which will consider the topic of incarnate lamas (tulkus)—births of the same awakened consciousness in successive human bodies. It will focus particularly on the practices used to locate subsequent incarnations of deceased Tibetan lamas. These practices involve analyzing prophecies and divinations, as well as evaluating child tulku candidates in a [...]

[Workshop Series] Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto: Tea & Buddhism (October 13 – December 10, 2017)

From celebrity-branded chai to matcha lattes, Canada’s love for tea has grown exponentially. Yet for many countries, tea has always been important. This simple brew of plant leaves and water has a long, thriving cultural and religious history. Our Tea & Buddhism workshop series will tell this story of tea – from its humble origins [...]

[Guest Lecture] UBC: Diving into Buddhahood: The Four Inversions at Shanyingshan and Baoshan (September 28, 2017)

From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions program is excited to announce that Dr. Wendi Adamek, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary and holder of the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, will give a Guest Lecture with the title “Diving into Buddhahood: The [...]

[Announcement] University of Toronto/McMaster University: Numata Buddhist Studies Program 2017/18

University of Toronto/McMaster University NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2017-18   JONATHAN SILK (Leiden University) LECTURE: Dreaming Dharma's Decline: The Ten Dreams of King Krikin and Other Prophetic Dream Texts THURSDAY, October 19, 2017, 4-6pm, UTSG, JHB 100 READING GROUP: Prophetic Dream Texts. Sources and Translations FRIDAY, October 20, 2017, 4-6pm, McMaster, University Hall 122   PHILLIP BLOOM [...]

[Opportunity] University of Victoria: 2018/19 Graduate Student Fellowships (Deadline: November 17, 2017)

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society welcomes applications from graduate students for one-year fellowship appointments at the centre commencing September, 2018. Topics In accord with the centre's mandate, research fellows should be working on projects that involve the scholarly study of religion in relation to any aspect of society and culture, both contemporary and [...]

[Event] McMaster University: Tracing Mañjuśrī: How an Indian Bodhisattva became a Permanent Resident of China (September 19, 2017)

The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University is pleased to present Dr. Paul Harrison the George Edwin Burnell Chair in Religious Studies at Stanford University as a Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tracing Mañjuśrī: How an Indian Bodhisattva became a Permanent Resident of China Around the middle [...]