[Event] UofT: Mental Health and Environmental Responsibility in Tibetan Buddhism

His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Gongma Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche will lead a seminar on mental health and environmental responsibility. Please join us in the first floor auditorium of the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto for this evening of teaching and reflection on the relationship between mental health and responsibility to the environment … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Mental Health and Environmental Responsibility in Tibetan Buddhism

[Conference] UofT: New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies (Feb 21-23, 2020)

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto, with the support of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Canada, is pleased to present this three-day conference on New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies, to be held in Toronto on February 21-23, 2020.  Organized by Professors Frances Garrett and Sarah Richardson, the event will convene instructors interested … Continue reading [Conference] UofT: New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies (Feb 21-23, 2020)

[Opportunity] Leiden University: PhD Position in Buddhist Studies

Khyentse foundation announces the availability of support for a 4-year PhD position at Leiden University in Buddhist Studies. The successful candidate will carry out research on a theme in Buddhist Studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jonathan A. Silk. Buddhist Studies at Leiden University focuses in the first place on Indian Buddhism, and on … Continue reading [Opportunity] Leiden University: PhD Position in Buddhist Studies

[Event] UVic: Visions of Impermanence: Prasat Nok Hatsadiling and the Path to Heaven in Northern Thailand

Wednesday, March 25, 5:00-6:00 p.m. | David Turpin Building, Room A110, University of Victoria In Northern Thailand, elaborate cremation structures, called prasat sop, are built to honor high ranking monks. These objects are created for display during a funeral and then completely destroyed in the cremation fire. Because it is the final event for a … Continue reading [Event] UVic: Visions of Impermanence: Prasat Nok Hatsadiling and the Path to Heaven in Northern Thailand

[Opportunity] Queen's University: Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2020 in Transnational Asian Religion

Posting Date: January 24, 2020Job Title: Post-Doctoral FellowDepartment: School of Religion, Queen’s UniversityDescription of Area or Topic of Research: Transnational Asian Religion We are seeking a scholar whose research interests concern Asian religion as it is translated and transformed beyond national borders. Some examples might be: Confucianism; global Buddhism or Taoism; transmission of Asian religious … Continue reading [Opportunity] Queen's University: Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2020 in Transnational Asian Religion

[Event cancelled] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: The Buddhahood of Ordinary Persons: Revisioning the Lotus Sūtra in Medieval Japan

Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, is proud to present the next lecture in the UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series by Dr. Jacqueline Stone. Speaker: Jacqueline Stone (Princeton University) Date: Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm Venue: University of British Columbia, St John’s College Abstract:  Tendai Buddhist … Continue reading [Event cancelled] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: The Buddhahood of Ordinary Persons: Revisioning the Lotus Sūtra in Medieval Japan

[Event cancelled] UBC: Sun Wukong: The Monkey God

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4 pm Where: Room 604, UBC Asian Centre Abstract: Numerous studies on the Journey to the West (Xiyou ji 西游记) discuss the Monkey King, Sun Wukong. Many scholars examine Sun Wukong from the Buddhist and Daoist perspectives. Yet, the majority of studies focus on his origins, Buddhist-type mind cultivation, or Daoist internal alchemy. … Continue reading [Event cancelled] UBC: Sun Wukong: The Monkey God

[Event] UofCalgary: Happiness Is Here and Now: Repackaging South Korean Buddhism for an Ailing Nation

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary is pleased to present the following talk by Dr. Se-Woong Koo  Friday Feb. 7th, 3:30-5pm in SS 541, Dept. of Classics and Religion "Happiness Is Here and Now: Repackaging South Korean Buddhism for an Ailing Nation" Abstract: South Korea's Buddhist community is in a crisis. … Continue reading [Event] UofCalgary: Happiness Is Here and Now: Repackaging South Korean Buddhism for an Ailing Nation

[CFA] UBC: Sheng Yen Education Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Sheng Yen Education Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research.  The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian … Continue reading [CFA] UBC: Sheng Yen Education Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism

[Event] UVic: Merchants, Monastics and Chinese National Identity in Malaya

When: Thursday, January 16 5:00-6:00 p.m. Where: David Turpin Building, Room A110, University of Victoria The Republic of China was established on January 1, 1912. Although China’s last imperial dynasty, the Great Qing, survived until 1911, efforts to construct a modern Chinese nation-state had begun in earnest in the late-1890s. During the final decades of … Continue reading [Event] UVic: Merchants, Monastics and Chinese National Identity in Malaya