[Event] McGill: Premodern Japanese Studies International Conference (Oct. 10-11, 2019)

PMJS International Conference Supported by The Japan Foundation, BDK Canada, CREOR and the School of Religious Studies McGill Location: Birks Building Senior Common Room, 3520 rue University, Montreal, QC H3A 2A7 Canada For inquiries: mikael.bauer@mcgill.ca All lectures are free and open to the public To view schedule and presentation abstracts, please see here: https://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/files/religiousstudies/channels/attach/pmjsconference2019schedule.pdf Click … Continue reading [Event] McGill: Premodern Japanese Studies International Conference (Oct. 10-11, 2019)

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Wisdom Amidst Crisis_ The Case for Ecodharma in the Anthropocene

[Event] SFU: Wisdom Amidst Crisis: The Case for Ecodharma in the Anthropocene A presentation by David R. Loy, Ph.D.

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:30pm to 8:00pm Where: SFU Harbour Centre, 505 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Room 7000 (7th Floor) Abstract: Is the ecological crisis also a spiritual crisis? There are profound parallels between our perennial personal predicament, according to Buddhist teachings, and the predicament of our now-global civilization today in relation to … Continue reading [Event] SFU: Wisdom Amidst Crisis: The Case for Ecodharma in the Anthropocene A presentation by David R. Loy, Ph.D.

A Place for Doubt_ The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

[Event] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

Time: 5 pm–8 pm, Thursday, September 12, 2019 Venue: UBC Ponderosa Commons Ballroom, 6445 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Abstract: Sŏn 禪, the Korean analogue of Zen, had always presumed itself to be the repository of contemplative expertise in Korean Buddhism. From virtually its inception, Sŏn sought to create forms of meditation that it could claim exclusively … Continue reading [Event] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

Buddhism and Social Change

[Lecture Series] DDVC: Buddhism and Social Change (September 21, 2019)

Public Lecture Series Buddhism & Social Change Saturday, September 21, 9:00am-4:30pm, Dharma Drum Vancouver Center Speakers & Topic: Jonathan C. Gold, Associate Professor, Princeton University Transforming Our Social Karma: Buddhist Concepts and the Role of Academia Rebecca Li, Associate professor, The College of New Jersey, and Chan Teacher Chan Practitioners as Agents of Social Change … Continue reading [Lecture Series] DDVC: Buddhism and Social Change (September 21, 2019)

The Politics and Pathways of Return

[Conference] UBC: The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019)

The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland University of British Columbia • June 28-29, 2019 All keynote presentations are public events. The workshop is closed door and there is limited space. Please contact the organizer david.geary@ubc.ca if you are interested in attending. This event is sponsored by the Social Sciences … Continue reading [Conference] UBC: The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019)

Facing Anxiety and Depression

[Event] UofT: Facing Anxiety and Depression: A Conversation with His Holiness the 104th Ganden Tripa

When: Thursday, 4 July 2019, 7:00–8:30 pm Where: Room 108, Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7 Abstract: Mental health, anxiety, and depression affect many people around us, young and old alike. This event is a presentation and dialogue with a high master of Tibetan Buddhism, the … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Facing Anxiety and Depression: A Conversation with His Holiness the 104th Ganden Tripa

Reading Gupta Epigraphy with Elizabeth Cecil

[Workshop] UTM: Reading Gupta Epigraphy with Elizabeth Cecil (August 5-9, 2019)

The 2nd Annual Indian Epigraphy Workshop for scholars and students of ancient South Asia will take place in Mississauga, Canada, on August 5th, 2019 through August 9th, 2019. The workshop is offered through a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania – South Asian Studies Department and the Centre of South Asian Civilizations and Department of … Continue reading [Workshop] UTM: Reading Gupta Epigraphy with Elizabeth Cecil (August 5-9, 2019)

Tibetan Art and the Promise of Sacred Vision

[Event] Toronto: Tibetan Art and the Promise of Sacred Vision (May 9, 2019)

Looking at some of the Tibetan paintings in the ROM's collection and the devotional practices associated with them, art historian Sarah Richardson will explore the power and potential of seeing art as a means of transformation in Tibetan Buddhism. How do the forms of the paintings show the way(s) this sight was meant to take … Continue reading [Event] Toronto: Tibetan Art and the Promise of Sacred Vision (May 9, 2019)

How Karma Works from a Tibetan Buddhist Perspective

[Event] UofCalgary: How Karma Works from a Tibetan Buddhist Perspective (May 2, 2019)

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies presents a public lecture by His Eminence Tulku Neten Rinpoche Date and Time: May 02, 2019, 1:00pm MDT Location: SS 527, University of Calgary Abstract: Many people practice some sort of meditation these days, but they often assume the doctrine of karma does not fit with a “scientific” worldview. … Continue reading [Event] UofCalgary: How Karma Works from a Tibetan Buddhist Perspective (May 2, 2019)

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[CFPs] McGill: Premodern Japanese Studies Network International Conference (October 10-11, 2019)

Over the past two years, the School of Religious Studies at McGill University hosted two successful conferences on premodern Japanese culture and religions. In 2017, scholars from Japanese, American and Canadian universities participated in our first conference entitled ‘The Pure Land in the Nara Schools.’ This first event was sponsored by Numata Canada with a … Continue reading [CFPs] McGill: Premodern Japanese Studies Network International Conference (October 10-11, 2019)