[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

[Blog] “Did Women Produce Buddhist Texts in Medieval China? And Does it Matter if they did?” Lecture by Stephanie Balkwill

By Sarah Fink Photo courtesy of Carol Lee (UBC Frogbear) On January 30, 2020, Dr. Stephanie Balkwill gave a lecture at the University of British Columbia titled, “Did Women Produce Buddhist Texts in Medieval China? And does it matter if they did?”. Dr. Balkwill is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture and East Asian … Continue reading [Blog] “Did Women Produce Buddhist Texts in Medieval China? And Does it Matter if they did?” Lecture by Stephanie Balkwill

[Blog] The Oriental Nun and Representation of Buddhist Female Monastics or Monasticism

By Ngoc Le On June 3, 2019 I had a chance to sit down with Elizabeth Guthrie, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo, to chat about her conference paper at Congress at the University of British Columbia. Titled “Jane Iwamura’s Virtual Orientalism and the Oriental “Nun,”” the paper is presented at the Canadian Society … Continue reading [Blog] The Oriental Nun and Representation of Buddhist Female Monastics or Monasticism

[Blog] New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies Conference Report

By John Negru, Independent scholar, publisher at Sumeru Books SESSION 3 COMPLICATING MEDITATION IN THE CLASSROOM Context New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies was a conference at the University of Toronto, Robert H.N. Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies, in February 2020, organized by Dr. Frances Garrett, Dr. Sarah Richardson, and Dr. Betsy Moss. The focus … Continue reading [Blog] New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies Conference Report

[Blog] Lecture Report: “Through Altruism to Ultimate Enlightenment” Lecture by Dr. Rey Sheng Her, Director of Tzu Chi Foundation and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University

Report by Sarah FinkPosted on March 5, 2020Photos by Amy Wu and Sheley Kuo On November 7, 2019, Dr. Rey-Sheng Her gave a lecture at UBC titled, “Through Altruism to Enlightenment.” Dr. Her is currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University and adjunct Associate Professor at National Chengchi University. He has served as the Spokesman … Continue reading [Blog] Lecture Report: “Through Altruism to Ultimate Enlightenment” Lecture by Dr. Rey Sheng Her, Director of Tzu Chi Foundation and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University

[Blog] Lecture Report: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

Report by Sarah FinkPosted on December 16, 2019Photos by Yaoyao Pei Re-posted with permission from the Tianzhu Buddhist Network and From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program Inaugural Lecture for the UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture SeriesA Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪) in Korean Zen BuddhismLecture … Continue reading [Blog] Lecture Report: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

[Blog] In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice (October 25-27, 2019): A research convening report

Charwei Tsai, Driftwood (detail), 2011. Exhibition view: Sumi ink on driftwood; dimensions variable. Elemental Light, TKG+, Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Courtesy of the artist By Marina DiMaio In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice is a major multiphase research and exhibition project being developed by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), led by Curator … Continue reading [Blog] In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice (October 25-27, 2019): A research convening report

[Blog] “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”—the Genesis of the Concept of Universal Buddhahood: Report on Lecture by Dr. Michael Zimmermann at UBC

By Sarah Fink Photo courtesy of Carol Lee (UBC FROGBEAR) On October 7, 2019, Dr. Michael Zimmermann delivered a lecture at the University of British Columbia titled, “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”—the Genesis of the Concept of Universal Buddhahood. Dr. Zimmermann is a Professor of Indian Buddhism at the Asien-Afrika-Institut of Hamburg University. He also … Continue reading [Blog] “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”—the Genesis of the Concept of Universal Buddhahood: Report on Lecture by Dr. Michael Zimmermann at UBC