[Workshop Series] The University of Chicago: Buddhism and Constitutional Law

The aim of this workshop is to open up and deepen this new subfield in comparative constitutional studies and Buddhist legal studies. While there is a rich literature on the intersections of religion and public law in secular, Islamic and Christian contexts, research on Buddhism and constitutional law remains scarce. This scarcity is problematic not … Continue reading [Workshop Series] The University of Chicago: Buddhism and Constitutional Law

[Webinar] Convergences Between Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law

Please see here for the webinar recording: https://www.icrc.org/en/document/exploring-convergences-between-buddhism-and-international-humanitarian-law-introduction The ICRC in collaboration with the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU), the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU), Shan State Buddhist University, the Association of Buddhist Colleges of Indonesia (APTABI), the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and King's College London is launching the first of … Continue reading [Webinar] Convergences Between Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law

[Webinar] After the Rain | Theravada Studies Talks (November 2020-July 2021)

TALKS Date: The third Friday of each month from November 2020 through July 2021 (Recordings of talks will become available on TNTS youtube channel)Time:  Myanmar: 19:30-20:30 = Sri Lanka: 18:30-19:30 = Thailand: 20:00-21:00 = UK: 13:00-14:00Join via:  Microsoft Teams with this link (using app or browser): https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-join%2f19%3ameeting_NjBmMGM3ZjUtZGRjNS00YzZlLWI3ZDItMDQ3YTNjODM4NDk1%40thread.v2%2f0%3fcontext%3d%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%25228370cf14-16f3-4c16-b83c-724071654356%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%2522adef8d22-507e-43fd-adb2-bacb49e43d67%2522%257d%26anon%3dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=7c938f2d-be81-4276-b29c-38542ea8ecbb&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=true&suppressPrompt=true 18 December 2020 Rachelle Saruya (University of Toronto) Learning … Continue reading [Webinar] After the Rain | Theravada Studies Talks (November 2020-July 2021)

[Webinar] The Value of Dunhuang Manuscripts for Research in Chinese Historical Linguistics: An Overview and a Few Case Studies by Christoph Anderl (GCBS and DiaLing)

Part of Ca’Foscari University of Venice's Lecture Series: "Chinese languages: History, Typology, and contact" Participation via Zoom: https://unive.zoom.us/j/82293426862 Friday, December 4th, 10:00 AM GMT +1 Abstract: The lecture attempts to provide an overview of linguistic features of Dūnhuáng manuscripts, crucial for our understanding of the development of Chinese during the Medieval period and the formative … Continue reading [Webinar] The Value of Dunhuang Manuscripts for Research in Chinese Historical Linguistics: An Overview and a Few Case Studies by Christoph Anderl (GCBS and DiaLing)

[Webinar] Responding to a national crisis: Art, Buddhism, and Technology in Tenth Century Southeast China

Shi Zhiru, professor of Religious Studies and program coordinator of Asian Studies, Pomona College, will give an online lecture on December 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST) Please verify the time in your area via a time zone calculator as Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time.Other time zones include:3:00 PM (PST)6:00 … Continue reading [Webinar] Responding to a national crisis: Art, Buddhism, and Technology in Tenth Century Southeast China

[Webinar] Diversity of patronage of Buddhist temple murals: Popular, Personal and Collective Patronage of pre-modern Sri Lankan temple murals

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary is pleased to present a Yehan Numata lecture in Buddhist Studies by Dr. Dulma Karunarathna titled "Diversity of patronage of Buddhist temple murals: Popular, Personal and Collective Patronage of pre-modern Sri Lankan temple murals" Date and Time: Friday, November 20, 3-5PM MDT Please register in … Continue reading [Webinar] Diversity of patronage of Buddhist temple murals: Popular, Personal and Collective Patronage of pre-modern Sri Lankan temple murals

[Webinar] Symposium: “Other Power” in Indian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Buddhism: Its Nature and Role in Buddhist Awakening

Date and time: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 5:00 PM (PST) About this event The doctrine of “Other Power” continues to perplex many Buddhists and Buddhist scholars, who consider it antithetical to the foundational Buddhist spirit of self-cultivation. For many, it even reminds them of “grace” in Christianity. Further, it is often seen to be a … Continue reading [Webinar] Symposium: “Other Power” in Indian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Buddhism: Its Nature and Role in Buddhist Awakening

[Webinar] Envisioning the Buddhist Maṇḍala of Bhutan: The Importance of Terminology, Language, and “Secularities”

Watch the event recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3rVDT5pf4c&feature=youtu.be RSVP here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BSAzjnrCTd6HpwHYM6CjXg Tibetan emic terminologies used as functional equivalents for “religion” and “politics” in Bhutanese textual sources shed light on institutionalized and conceptualized boundaries between societal spheres in pre-modern Bhutan―in the spirit of the multiple secularities approach understood as social distinction and differentiation in a non-evaluating sense. Among … Continue reading [Webinar] Envisioning the Buddhist Maṇḍala of Bhutan: The Importance of Terminology, Language, and “Secularities”

[Webinar] Buddhist Texts as Lived Objects by Jingjing Li

Listen to the event recording here: https://soundcloud.com/universityofvictoria/buddhist-texts-as-lived-objects Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:00-6:00pm PST Meeting URL: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/96971529046?pwd=a1JWRk-JYWVUxbUpmYUVPeGhPSHFGdz09 The concept of ‘fabricated texts’ is used to describe a class of literature whose origin is unreliable and untrustworthy. Over the years, scholars have tried to prove whether certain texts are authentic or not. Upon doing so, they deem … Continue reading [Webinar] Buddhist Texts as Lived Objects by Jingjing Li

[Webinar] 2020 Toshihide Numata Book Award Presentation and Symposium

Conference/Symposium | November 6 | 12-3:30 p.m. |  Webinar Sponsors:  Center for Buddhist Studies, BDK America Registration Required (see below)The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is presented on an annual basis to an outstanding book or books in the area of Buddhist studies. Administered by the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, … Continue reading [Webinar] 2020 Toshihide Numata Book Award Presentation and Symposium