the initial rise of manjusri belief_ centered on the “three biographies of qing liang mountain”

[Event] UBC: The Initial Rise of Manjusri Belief: Centered on the “Three Biographies of Qing Liang Mountain”

The Tianzhu Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Long Chen (Xinzhou Teachers University) When: 4:30 pm Thursday, January 24, 2019 Venue: UBC, Buchanan Building Room 302 Abstract: Starting from the characteristics of Manjusri belief and combining with the translation and dissemination of Buddhist … Continue reading [Event] UBC: The Initial Rise of Manjusri Belief: Centered on the “Three Biographies of Qing Liang Mountain”

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enlightenment for plants and trees_ sōmoku jōbutsu in medieval japanese short stories

[Event] UBC: Enlightenment for Plants and Trees: Sōmoku jōbutsu in Medieval Japanese Short Stories

Part of the CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series Abstract: In medieval Japan, popular arts often took advantage of a blending of religious ideology and entertainment in order to educate, attract audiences, and solicit donations. Enter otogizōshi—a genre of short stories from the Muromachi period (1392–1573). Originating in popular performance and “picture explaining” (etoki), otogizōshifrequently delivered didactic messages through … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Enlightenment for Plants and Trees: Sōmoku jōbutsu in Medieval Japanese Short Stories

buddhism and astrology in the tang dynasty

[Event] UofT: Buddhism and Astrology in the Tang Dynasty by Jeffrey Kotyk

Buddhism during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in China underwent significant transformations following the introduction of Esoteric Buddhism or Mantrayāna, starting in the early eighth century. An important element in this respect was the Buddhist practice of Indian astrology, which was initially utilized for timing of rituals. Buddhist use of foreign astrology prompted further widespread interest … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Buddhism and Astrology in the Tang Dynasty by Jeffrey Kotyk

Carrying a Basket of Gold_ A Historical Reflection on Buddhist Concepts and Ethics in Bhutan

[Event] UBC: Carrying a Basket of Gold: A Historical Reflection on Buddhist Concepts and Ethics in Bhutan

What lies behind the idea and policies of Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan and how have Buddhist concepts and ethics been implemented on an institutional level in past and present? In this talk, Dagmar Schwerk provides a historical perspective on the development and institutionalization of Buddhist concepts and ethics in Bhutan which first manifested … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Carrying a Basket of Gold: A Historical Reflection on Buddhist Concepts and Ethics in Bhutan

Monasteries as Home_ Facing Challenges of Modernization in Tibetan Monastic Education and Leadership

[Event] UBC: Monasteries as Home: Facing Challenges of Modernization in Tibetan Monastic Education and Leadership

For well over 500 years in Tibet, the Buddhist monasteries stood at the center of Tibetan cultural, spiritual, artistic, economic and political life. Now, with many Tibetan monasteries relocated to India and around the world, the monastic leaders face new challenges of how to modernize their traditional forms of education, organization, management, and approach to … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Monasteries as Home: Facing Challenges of Modernization in Tibetan Monastic Education and Leadership

A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Modernism_ Religious Marketplace, Constellative Networking and Urbanism

[Event] UBC: A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Modernism: Religious Marketplace, Constellative Networking and Urbanism

As an increasing number of Tibetan lamas reach out to non-Tibetan populations in contemporary China, Tibetan Buddhism is undergoing various transformations especially in urban settings. As its engagement with many aspects of the Chinese society, such as higher education, social morality, philanthropy, environmental conservation, and modern science, the pattern of its transregional and trans-ethnic expansion … Continue reading [Event] UBC: A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Modernism: Religious Marketplace, Constellative Networking and Urbanism

Making Buddhist Art Workshop (Thangka, Mandala and Torma)

[Event] UofT: Making Buddhist Art Workshop (Thangka, Mandala and Torma)

Join students and faculty from the History of Religions at UTM in this immersive hands-on workshop to learn about some of the techniques associated with making religious material objects in Tibetan Buddhist contexts. In this workshop, led by trained traditional artist Urgyen Gyalpo, we will have a chance to encounter and experiment with some of … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Making Buddhist Art Workshop (Thangka, Mandala and Torma)

Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism_ A Century of Transformation

[Event] UBC: Guest Lecture: Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism: A Century of Transformation

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Rongdao Lai (University of Southern California). When: 1:30 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019 Venue: Asian Centre, Room 604 Abstract: Monastic education is one of the most important projects in the modernization of Chinese Buddhism. This talk begins … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Guest Lecture: Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism: A Century of Transformation

Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism

[Event] McGill: Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism, by Numata Visiting Professor Martin Seeger

Hagiographical and autobiographical texts of male charismatic Thai Buddhists are extremely popular in current Thai Buddhism. This is evident through the ubiquity of these texts throughout the country, often given away for free at monasteries or sold in bookstores, and the obviously high costs with which some of these books have been produced. Life story … Continue reading [Event] McGill: Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism, by Numata Visiting Professor Martin Seeger

Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

[Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies @ UBC, with administrative support from the UBC SSHRC partnership grant project FROGBEAR (From the Ground Up: Buddhism & East Asian Buddhism), proudly presents a lecture by University Distinguished Professor Hao Chunwen 郝春文 (Capital Normal University 首都師範大學資深教授) When: 4:00pm-5:30pm, November 15, 2018 Venue: UBC Asian Studies Auditorium Abstract 提要:  This … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang