[Roundtable] Toronto: Buddhist Studies in Canada (August 22, 2017)

This roundtable will be an open and wide-ranging discussion considering several aspects of Buddhist Studies in Canada with a view to sharing information on the current situation and stimulating discussion on possible future opportunities and directions. Panelists will consider: the historical development of Buddhist Studies in Canada, the general status of graduate and undergraduate programmes [...]

[Call for Papers] UBC Conference: Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in Asian Religions and Culture (Deadline: Aug. 30, 2017)

The SSHRC partnership project “From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions” based in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia cordially invites participation in this 3-day (April 20-22, 2018) conference at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. This conference explores the many ways in which animals have [...]

[Roundtable] Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies, XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (Aug. 21, 2017)

Co-hosted by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto, this roundtable discussion refers to the fact that the field of Buddhist Studies, like the traditions it investigates, has shown a tendency to subdivide. Speakers will reflect on the degree to which their own specialties have become barriers [...]

[Workshop] McGill University: The Pure Land in the Nara Schools (Sept. 29, 2017)

[Event Announcement] UBC: Wade Davis in Conversation with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)equality (Jun.22, 2017)

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[Conference] Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara (Aug.27&28, 2017)

“Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen, and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara” is a two-day mini-conference on Buddhist previous-birth narratives at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on August 27-28, 2017 after the IABS meeting. Art historians and textual specialists have been working together [...]

[Event Announcement] Converting Markets through Merit: Perspectives for Fostering a New Entrepreneurial Culture with Chan Buddhist Principles (Jun.17, 2017)

陶朱道妙,臻於功德 :禪道對新型企業⽂化建設的前景 Date: 7pm Saturday June 17, 2017 Location: Jack Poole Hall, Alumni Centre, UBC Speaker: Venerable Dayuan Abbot of the Sixth Patriarch Temple in Sihui, Guangdong, China | 中國廣東四會六祖寺⽅丈 Vice President of the Buddhist Association of Guangdong Province | 廣東省佛教協會副會⾧ Founder and Chief Mentor of the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation | 天柱慈善基⾦會創始⼈兼總導師 Sponsors: UBC Buddhist [...]

[Conference] UBC: Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present (June 16-18, 2017)

Buddhism and economics is emerging as a significant field of scholarly inquiry. Having long ago abandoned the vision of Buddhist practitioners as recluses seeking individual soteriological ends at a remove from the “ordinary” world, students of history, philosophers, and specialists in the subdiscipline of Buddhist economics itself are helping us to understand the religion’s pervasive [...]

XVIIIth IABS Congress, Toronto, August 20-25, 2017, Third Circular

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends: I am very happy to send you the Third Circular for the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, which will be held in Toronto at the University of Toronto campus, August 20th to the 25th, 2017. On behalf of the IABS, my university, and the conference’s Planning Committee, I [...]

[Event Announcement] McGill University: Spring Reading Group: Facets of Secularism