“Unbalanced Flows in the Subtle Body”_ A Talk by Professor Geoffrey Samuel

“Unbalanced Flows in the Subtle Body”: A Talk by Professor Geoffrey Samuel

By Ryan Jones and Jingjing Li (McGill University) This semester, McGill’s School of Religious Studies (SRS) has the honor to invite Professor Geoffrey Samuel from Cardiff University and University of Sydney, as the annual Numata Visiting Scholar of 2017. With the support of the Numata foundation, SRS and McGill’s Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, … Continue reading “Unbalanced Flows in the Subtle Body”: A Talk by Professor Geoffrey Samuel

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A Reflection on Two Lectures in the “Buddha and the Other” Lecture Series (Oct 19 & 26, 2017)

In October, McGill University’s Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) organized two lectures on the theme of “Buddha and the Other.” On October 19th, Professor Arvind Sharma’s talk investigated the relationship between Hinduism and Buddhism. The following Thursday, Professor Lara Braitstein enquired into the differences and distinctions presented in the narrative of the history of Tibetan Buddhism. … Continue reading A Reflection on Two Lectures in the “Buddha and the Other” Lecture Series (Oct 19 & 26, 2017)

A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

The International Association of Buddhist Studies 18th Congress began in earnest on Monday, August 21st 2017. After a day full of engaging panels, participants had the opportunity to attend an evening round table at the Royal Ontario Museum. This event, entitled "Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies," featured a group of talented Buddhist Studies scholars, including … Continue reading A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

“Spontaneous Presence_ The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava_s Iconography in Image (and Text)” Talk by Professor Daniel Hirshberg, Oct 20, 2017 at McGill University

Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text)

A Talk by Professor Daniel Hirshberg on October 20, 2017 at McGill University Students of the history of Tibetan Buddhism are familiar with the renowned tantrika Padmasambhava and his eminent role in establishing Buddhism throughout the kingdoms of the Himalaya in the eighth century. They also learn that Padmasambhava is venerated by his followers as … Continue reading Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text)

Engaged Minfulness, A Talk by Dr. Fleet Maull at McGill University

Engaged Mindfulness, A Talk By Dr. Fleet Maull At McGill University

On October 5, 2017, Dr. Fleet Maull, Director of the Prison Mindfulness Institute visited McGill University, School of Religious Studies, as part of the CREOR lecture series Buddha and the Other. In his presentation, entitled “Engaged Mindfulness,” Dr. Maull shared his insights into, and experience with socially engaged Buddhism, which he sees as the most … Continue reading Engaged Mindfulness, A Talk By Dr. Fleet Maull At McGill University

Academic workshop on _Buddhist Women_ Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present_

Academic workshop on “Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present”

By Lisa Su. The article is re-published with Dharma Drum Vancouver Center's permission. Speakers from various institutions around North America congregated at the Dharma Drum Mountain Vancouver Center to hold an academic workshop on the topic of "Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers, Past and Present." These speakers were not only scholars, but also Buddhist practitioners, … Continue reading Academic workshop on “Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present”

A Reflection on the “Pre-Modern Japanese Buddhism: The Pure Land in Nara Schools Workshop” at McGill University (Sept 29, 2017)

By Jingjing Li and Shuyue He. On the 29th of September 2017, McGill University’s School of Religious Studies (SRS) convened a whole-day workshop “The Pure Land in the Nara Schools,” in the senior common room of Birks building. With the support of McGill’s Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) and Numata Canada, SRS invited scholars … Continue reading A Reflection on the “Pre-Modern Japanese Buddhism: The Pure Land in Nara Schools Workshop” at McGill University (Sept 29, 2017)

Papers, Leaves, and Formulas of Buddha Nature: Kanō Kazuo at the University of Toronto and McMaster University

By Annie Heckman and Julian Butterfield. On March 2, 2017, Professor Kanō Kazuo, Koyasan University, visited the University of Toronto as part of the Numata Buddhist Studies Program lecture series. In Dr. Kanō’s presentation, entitled “Papers and Leaves—Legacy of Indian Buddhists in Tibet and Tibetan Translators in India,” he shared images of rare manuscripts from … Continue reading Papers, Leaves, and Formulas of Buddha Nature: Kanō Kazuo at the University of Toronto and McMaster University

Vinaya Studies at the 18th Congress of IABS, in Toronto

Studies of Buddhist monastic literature (vinaya) were in full swing at the 18th congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS). This should not surprise anyone familiar with the current academic climate within Buddhist studies in the province of Ontario. This year, IABS took place in Toronto, Ontario from August 20th–25th. Having hosted a … Continue reading Vinaya Studies at the 18th Congress of IABS, in Toronto

Buddhism and Economics: Individual, City, and State: A Reflection of the “Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit” Conference at UBC

From June 16th to 18th, 2017, an international conference titled “BUDDHISM AND BUSINESS, MARKET AND MERIT: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present” was held at the University of British Columbia (UBC). It was sponsored by UBC Buddhist Studies Forum and the newly funded SSHRC partnership project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions. The … Continue reading Buddhism and Economics: Individual, City, and State: A Reflection of the “Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit” Conference at UBC