“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

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“Buddhism and Compassion,” A Talk by Julia Stenzel at McGill University

On April 5th 2018, PhD candidate Julia Stenzel from McGill’s School of Religious Studies (SRS) delivered a talk on “Buddhism and Compassion.” Currently working on the role and function of compassion in Buddhism, Stenzel explored how recent scientific findings have transformed compassion from a religious moral imperative to a natural, psychological aspect of human nature. Through … Continue reading “Buddhism and Compassion,” A Talk by Julia Stenzel at McGill University

Reflection on Prof. James Robson's Talk _Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China_

Reflection on Professor James Robson’s Talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China”

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li On March 15, 2018, McGill University’s "Buddha and the Other" lunch lecture series continued with a talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China” delivered by Professor James Robson from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Throughout the presentation, Prof. Robson inquired into the relationship … Continue reading Reflection on Professor James Robson’s Talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China”

_Buddhism and Orality_, A Talk by Dr. Caley Smith at McGill University

“Buddhism and Orality”, A Talk by Dr. Caley Smith at McGill University

By Jingjing Li. On February 22th, 2018, Dr. Caley Smith from McGill’s School of Religious Studies (SRS) delivered a talk on ‘Buddhism and Orality’. Currently working on the Vedic tradition, Dr. Smith investigated the role of orality in various religious traditions, especially Buddhism, in his talk. He explored how the oral tradition is not the … Continue reading “Buddhism and Orality”, A Talk by Dr. Caley Smith at McGill University

Buddhism and the Barbarian in Chinese Zen_ A Talk by Dr. Christopher Byrne at McGill University

“Buddhism and the Barbarian in Chinese Zen”, A Talk by Dr. Christopher Byrne at McGill University

By Jingjing Li and Nahid Widaatalla. On February 15th, 2018, Dr. Christopher Byrne from McGill’s Department of East Asian Studies (EAS) delivered a talk on ‘Buddhism and the Barbarian in Chinese Zen’, as part of the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) Lunch Lecture Series of “Buddha and the Other”. His presentation centred around the … Continue reading “Buddhism and the Barbarian in Chinese Zen”, A Talk by Dr. Christopher Byrne at McGill University

Reflection on “Buddhism in Indonesia”, a Talk by Prof. Philip Buckley at McGill University

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li. On January 25, 2018, Dr. Philip Buckley, Professor of Philosophy and currently the Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University, delivered a talk on “Buddhism in Indonesia” in the senior common room of the Birks building. Through his study of the “syncretic” religious landscape in … Continue reading Reflection on “Buddhism in Indonesia”, a Talk by Prof. Philip Buckley at McGill University

Orthopraxy and ‘Buddhist Art_ in Chinese history_ A Case of Socialization – A Talk by Prof. Jeehee Hong at McGill University

Orthopraxy and ‘Buddhist Art’ in Chinese History: A Case of Socialization – A Talk by Prof. Jeehee Hong at McGill University

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li. On January 11th, 2018, Professor Jeehee Hong from the Department of Art History and East Asian Studies delivered the talk “Orthopraxy and ‘Buddhist Art’ in Chinese history: A Case of Socialization” in the senior common room of Birks Building at McGill University. This is the fifth session of the … Continue reading Orthopraxy and ‘Buddhist Art’ in Chinese History: A Case of Socialization – A Talk by Prof. Jeehee Hong at McGill University

Sovereignty in East Asian Buddhism_ A Talk by Prof. Mikael Bauer (November 9, 2017)

Sovereignty in East Asian Buddhism: A Talk by Prof. Mikaël Bauer (November 9, 2017)

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li. On November 9th, 2017, Professor Mikaël Bauer delivered the talk “Buddhism and Sovereignty in East Asian Buddhism” in the senior common room of Birks Building at McGill University. Throughout his lecture, Prof. Bauer inquired into the way in which Buddhism was an integral part of the major political discourse, … Continue reading Sovereignty in East Asian Buddhism: A Talk by Prof. Mikaël Bauer (November 9, 2017)

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)

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