[Blog] Meditation in the Communal Context

This is part of the Doing Buddhism at Brandon University series. Read the series introduction here. By Joshua Beaudin, Brandon University Drawing on the work of Robert Thurman (2012) and studies of meditation as mindfulness (Wilson 2014), this paper and composition aim to demonstrate how meditation may lead to wisdom and nirvana, but it may … Continue reading [Blog] Meditation in the Communal Context

[Blog] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture by Prof. Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary), April 22, 2021

The post is originally published on Tianzhu Buddhist Network website. Reposted with permission by Sinae Kim. Report by Sinae Kim, Princeton UniversityScreenshots by Carol Lee, UBC Frogbear On April 22, 2021, the organizers of the UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series invited Prof. Wendi L. Adamek as their third speaker of the series. This year’s lecture, … Continue reading [Blog] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture by Prof. Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary), April 22, 2021

[Blog] Reflecting on Anti-Asian Racism in North American Sanghas

By Colin H. Simonds, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University at Kingston At the beginning of April, a surprising comment was left in the Contemporary Buddhist Studies group on Facebook. Under an event titled “Buddhist Perspectives on White Racial Ignorance and Identity”, a commenter wrote: “I’ve said it before, but since I left the South, the places … Continue reading [Blog] Reflecting on Anti-Asian Racism in North American Sanghas

[Blog] Buddhism and Social Work: A Primer

By K. Muncaster, PhD student in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Western University, MA student in Buddhist Studies, the University of South Wales; and A. Dylan, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, St. Thomas University While the relevance of Buddhism to social work practice has been a neglected area within social work scholarship, … Continue reading [Blog] Buddhism and Social Work: A Primer

[Blog] On Cittā: A Critical Review of the Poem and its Relation to the Bodhicitta

Cittā By Rachel Marie Burnett, Brandon University One mind, out of one Hundred thousand fine grains of Sand, whispering in-     wait Clockwork shifts one grain Amidst a tidal wave, one will Lead the oncoming Rush hour traffic, pours Surrender through duty to fill the next sixty Minutes, one granule Hesitates to “Listen,” for Suspension within-     … Continue reading [Blog] On Cittā: A Critical Review of the Poem and its Relation to the Bodhicitta

[Blog] Doing Buddhism at Brandon University

By Alison Marshall, Professor, Brandon University About this Assignment The Reflection Paper and Art Piece is part of a second year online asynchronous Buddhism course at Brandon University. It requires students to choose a Buddhist doctrine, express it with a piece of art, and then elaborate on the artistic process and how the composition expresses the … Continue reading [Blog] Doing Buddhism at Brandon University

[Blog] Buddhist Doctrines Concerning Human Interactions with Death

This is part of the Doing Buddhism at Brandon University series. Read the series introduction here. By Bethany Leslie, Brandon University The study and practice of Buddhism requires one to exit the comfort of shallow everyday thinking patterns and face life’s deeper existential questions. Among these questions include the reason for the presence of suffering, … Continue reading [Blog] Buddhist Doctrines Concerning Human Interactions with Death

[Blog] What the Buddha Never Taught

By Martin T. Adam, University of Victoria What the Buddha Never Taught is a new play by Martin T. Adam. Scheduled for July 2-11, 2020 at Vancouver’s Jericho Arts Centre, the production will be staged by Theatre Alive, a Salt Spring Island based theatre company. The brings together a West-coast production team: director Chris Humphreys, … Continue reading [Blog] What the Buddha Never Taught

[Blog] Student Reflection on the 2020 Tianzhu International & Intensive Program on Buddhism with McMaster University

By Emily Hunt The 2020 Tianzhu International & Intensive Program on Buddhism has served as my first formal introduction to the Buddhist Studies community at large. It was refreshing to be engaged in discussions about Buddhism rather than working on my own, or with a single professor as I have been used to. As I … Continue reading [Blog] Student Reflection on the 2020 Tianzhu International & Intensive Program on Buddhism with McMaster University

[Blog] A Reflection on the 2020 Glorisun International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Princeton University

By Bianba Deji The 2020 Glorisun International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Princeton University was held online through Zoom meetings this year due to COVID-19. Lasting from June 26 to July 15, 2020, this program was composed of two segments: Segment 1, from June 26 to July 6; and Segment 2, from July 7 … Continue reading [Blog] A Reflection on the 2020 Glorisun International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Princeton University