A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

By Zhang Anqi My name is Zhang Anqi, a third-year undergraduate at Shanghai International Studies University 上海外國語大學 and Globalink Mitacs Intern at the University of Saskatchewan. Thanks to Prof. George Keyworth’s suggestion and encouragement, I’m very glad to have the chance to participate in the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at the University of … Continue reading A Student Reflection of the International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at UBC

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Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

Under the organization of Professor Chen Jinhua, the University of British Columbia (UBC) hosted an international and intensive program on Buddhism from July 28 to August 12, 2018. The program has provided a platform for young scholars from across the world to engage in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogues on Buddhism, further undertaking the mission of … Continue reading Perceiving the Change of China through the Scope of Buddhism

“Diverse Textual Sources in the Study of Buddhism,” at Congress 2018(1)

“Diverse Textual Sources in the Study of Buddhism,” at Congress 2018

In an age when, according to Buddhist tradition, the Dharma is in decline, and it often seems as if the Social Sciences and Humanities are too, it was a relief to attend the 2018 meeting of the Congress for Canadian Learned Societies in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The University of Regina hosted over 5200 attendees from 70 … Continue reading “Diverse Textual Sources in the Study of Buddhism,” at Congress 2018

Places to Go, Things to Do_ A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

Places to Go, Things to Do: A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

By Emmett Chan, Rutika Gandhi, and Maggie Mitchell On May 5 and 6, 2018, the University of Lethbridge hosted the Research in Religious Studies Conference, which allowed undergraduate and graduate students to present their work in the broad field of Religious Studies. Of the two panels, Places to Go, Things to Do featured three graduate … Continue reading Places to Go, Things to Do: A Report of the Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge

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Crowdfunding the Hospital: Why Tzu-Chi’s Hospital Project Succeeded but Other Grassroots Hospital Projects Failed? – A Report on Dr. Cheng-pang Lee’s Talk at SFU David Lam Centre

On 9th February 2018, Dr. Cheng-pang Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology at National University of Singapore and Postdoctoral Fellow of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, gave a talk on an interpretation of the success of Tzu-Chi’s hospital project through a sociological perspective. Before getting into the main discussion, … Continue reading Crowdfunding the Hospital: Why Tzu-Chi’s Hospital Project Succeeded but Other Grassroots Hospital Projects Failed? – A Report on Dr. Cheng-pang Lee’s Talk at SFU David Lam Centre

Digital Humanities Workshop at McMaster University

Digital Humanities Workshop at McMaster University

On May 26th and 27th, 2018, the McMaster University Centre for Buddhist Studies held a graduate student workshop entitled “Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions.” This workshop was sponsored by the Tianzhu Global Network in Buddhist Studies. More than twenty graduate students from nearly twenty universities in North America gathered for this event, … Continue reading Digital Humanities Workshop at McMaster University

Tārā, Dhāraṇī, the Mañjuśrīnāmasangīti and a Sanskrit Reading with Rev. Professor Naresh Man Bajracharya of Lumbini Buddhist University

Tārā, Dhāraṇī, the Mañjuśrīnāmasangīti and a Sanskrit Reading with Rev. Professor Naresh Man Bajracharya of Lumbini Buddhist University

By Amber Marie Moore and Austin Simoes-Gomes, University of Toronto In May 2018, we welcomed Rev. Professor Naresh Man Bajracharya, Vice-Chancellor of Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal to the University of Toronto Department for the Study of Religion and the Greater Toronto Area to deliver five action-packed days of workshops and teachings centered around Newar Vajrayāna … Continue reading Tārā, Dhāraṇī, the Mañjuśrīnāmasangīti and a Sanskrit Reading with Rev. Professor Naresh Man Bajracharya of Lumbini Buddhist University

Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species_ A Panel from Buddhist Beasts_ Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species: A Panel from Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

From April 20-22, the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum hosted an international conference titled "Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures.” The conference was sponsored primarily by the Glorisun Charitable Foundation, Tzu-Chi Canada, and the From the Ground Up Project. Twenty presenters on six panels shared their work on the role of animals in … Continue reading Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species: A Panel from Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

“Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

“Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

On April 12th, 2018, Professor Chiara Letizia from UQÀM’s Département de science des religions delivered a talk on “Buddhism and religious (and ethnic, cultural, linguistic) diversity in Nepal.” In her talk, Professor Letizia introduced her audience to the immense diversity that is present in Nepal. Upon examining a wide range of Buddhist traditions in the country, she … Continue reading “Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

Tweeting the Law_ Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse

Tweeting the Law: Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse – A Keynote Speech by Prof. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University

Re-post with permission from the From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at the University of British Columbia. See original post here. For accompanied pictures, see here. By Dr. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University One night many years ago when my husband and I were living in Meguro, next to the Ōtori Shrine … Continue reading Tweeting the Law: Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse – A Keynote Speech by Prof. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University