[Blog] Naturalizing Buddhism: Tradition and Tension— A Reflection on Bernard Faure’s Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary (March 29, 2019)

By Josh Ereshefsky On March 29th, 2019, The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary hosted its Annual Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture, featuring Bernard Faure. Faure, the Kao Professor in Buddhism at Columbia University, presented a lecture titled: “Beyond the Hype: Buddhism at the Risk of Neuroscience.” Faure discussed the growing … Continue reading [Blog] Naturalizing Buddhism: Tradition and Tension— A Reflection on Bernard Faure’s Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary (March 29, 2019)

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[Blog] The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019) – A Conference Report

By Ngoc Le “The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland” workshop/ conference took place at the University of British Columbia from June 28 to 29, 2019. Sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, … Continue reading [Blog] The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019) – A Conference Report

[Blog] On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: A Lecture by Dr. Huqun Li

By Maggie Mitchell and Sarah Fink Photo courtesy by Carol Lee (UBC FROGBEAR) On March 14, 2019, Dr. Huqun Li, associate professor at the School of Humanities at China University of Political Science and Law, delivered his lecture and performance, "On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: to learn from the performance of Guqin" at … Continue reading [Blog] On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: A Lecture by Dr. Huqun Li

[Blog] Reflections on Attending the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (2019)

By Gerjan Altenburg  On March 24th, 2019, I presented a paper on so-called Buddhist bioethics, abortion, and vinaya at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Denver, Colorado. The interdisciplinary nature of the AAS provides networking possibilities not found in other scholarly associations. Highlights of the conference included a digital humanities … Continue reading [Blog] Reflections on Attending the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (2019)

Tibetan Monastic Education_ Challenges and Reforms

[Blog] Tibetan Monastic Education: Challenges and Reforms

Author: Weiyu Lin Affiliation: Graduate Program at the Asian Studies Department of the University of British Columbia   On February 25th, 2019, the UBC Himalaya Program hosted a lecture by Khenpo Choying Dorjee at the University of British Columbia, with co-sponsorship from the Khyentse Foundation, Siddhartha’s Intent, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program … Continue reading [Blog] Tibetan Monastic Education: Challenges and Reforms

“The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

[Blog] “The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

By Jing Le On November 21, Professor Tang Zhongmao, professor at the School of Social Development at East China Normal University and researcher for the National Institute for Inheritance and Innovation of Chinese Culture, gave a talk on the Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan (the Area South of Yangtze River) through a folklore … Continue reading [Blog] “The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

“Reimagining East Asian Buddhism_ Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

[Blog] “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

By Jisi Fu and Jing Le On September 20th 2018, Professor Albert Welter from University of Arizona delivered a talk on “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond” to students and faculty members at the University of British Columbia. Professor Welter specializes in Chinese Buddhism. His research interests include the … Continue reading [Blog] “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

“‘How to Milk a Painted Cow’_ Considering the Buddhist View of Emptiness”_ A Lecture by Khenpo Chöying Dorjee at UBC, February 28, 2019

[Blog] “‘How to Milk a Painted Cow’: Considering the Buddhist View of Emptiness”: A Lecture by Khenpo Chöying Dorjee at UBC, February 28, 2019

By Sarah FinkOn February 28, 2019, Khenpo Chöying Dorjee gave a talk titled, “‘How to Milk a Painted Cow’: Considering the Buddhist View of Emptiness.” This lecture was co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia’s Robert H. N. Ho Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society and the Himalaya Program, with support from the Khyentse … Continue reading [Blog] “‘How to Milk a Painted Cow’: Considering the Buddhist View of Emptiness”: A Lecture by Khenpo Chöying Dorjee at UBC, February 28, 2019

Apology

[Blog] Apology

Due to content misinformation, we have taken down the post "Buddhism and Ritual Performance in Pre-Modern Japan" by Shuyue He, McGill University published on December 11, 2018. We would like to sincerely apologize to the speakers at the conference for misrepresenting their work and to the readers for any inconvenience. CJBS News Team

The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver _ A Socio-political Perspective Reflection

[Blog] The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver : A Socio-political Perspective Reflection

By Francis Lau, Emmanuel College Buddhism has its soteriological and altruistic elements[1], and its teachings address individual predicaments, as well as structural and institutional concerns[2]. The spirit of Buddhism is socially-engaged and is rooted in social justice. Indeed, Buddhist mindfulness has the potential to be socially transformative.[3] Amaro describes the efficacy of Sati-panna (holistic mindfulness) … Continue reading [Blog] The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver : A Socio-political Perspective Reflection