A Report on Dr. James A. Benn's Talk_ _Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China_ (November 4, 2017)

A Report on Dr. James A. Benn’s Talk: “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” (November 4, 2017)

On November 4, 2017, McMaster University’s Dr. James A. Benn gave a talk entitled “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” for a lecture series on Tea and Buddhism hosted by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto. This talk was inspired by paintings … Continue reading A Report on Dr. James A. Benn’s Talk: “Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China” (November 4, 2017)

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A Report on Dr. Mark Rowe’s Talk: Bikers, Widows, and Bodhisattvas: Female Priests in Japanese Buddhism (Japan Foundation Toronto, March 15 2017)

On March 15, 2017, a small crowd fills the gallery room at the Japan Foundation in Toronto. The long narrow room is dimly lit beautifully decorated with delicate scrolls showing pictures from Tōdai-ji. The exhibition, Road of Light and Hope: National Treasures of Tōdai-Ji Temple, Nara, debuts today, but it not the star of the … Continue reading A Report on Dr. Mark Rowe’s Talk: Bikers, Widows, and Bodhisattvas: Female Priests in Japanese Buddhism (Japan Foundation Toronto, March 15 2017)