University of Toronto/McMaster University NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2018-19 Ryan Richard Overby (Skidmore College) Reading Group: "The Prototantric Preacher" November 1, 2018, 3-5pm, University of Toronto, Jackman Humanities Building, Rm 317 Lecture: "Embodying Buddha's, Quelling Demons: Theorizing Presence in Buddhist Studies" November 2, 2018, 4-6pm, McMaster University, University Hall 122 Ruth Gamble (Latrobe University) Reading … Continue reading [Announcement] University of Toronto/McMaster University: Numata Buddhist Studies Program 2018/19
Buddhist Studies has been conducted in such a way, from its inception, so as to privilege developments in India and South Asia, and to look at regional developments elsewhere as outgrowths and diversions of Indian based models. The story told in virtually all major textbooks is one that provides coverage of Indian developments, treating other … Continue reading [Guest Lecture] Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond
This wonderful doc chronicles the early life of Angdu, born in northern India and named as the reincarnation of a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Precocious but full of the unruly spirit that marks childhood, the boy is mentored by the elderly Urgyan, and it’s a tender, loving relationship, wonderful to behold. Expelled from the local monastery … Continue reading [Event Announcement] VIFF: Becoming Who I Was (September 1-6, 2018)
We are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Tianzhu Book Prize for Excellence in Chan Studies. The recipient of the 2018 award is Dr. Jiang Wu, Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona, for his book “Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Tianzhu Book Prize Lecture (August 12, 2018)
The talk will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6-8pm at the University of Toronto, Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, Room 108, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON M5S 2J7. Free and open to all. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Biography of 104th Gaden Tripa Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Palsangpo Biography from the Central Tibetan Administration Kyabje … Continue reading [Public Talk] Ganden Tripa Rinpoche: Empathy in Uncertain Times (July 12, 2018)
The talk by Dr. D. Mitra Barua, Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies, Rice University's Chao Center for Asian Studies, will begin at 6pm in room 1400, Segal Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2N6OErP. Please see the accompanied poster for more details.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME The 17th World Sanskrit Conference will feature a full schedule of five days of scholarly papers, plenary speakers, keynotes, special panels, and workshops, in addition to numerous evening events open to the general public (For more information about these, please see HERE). We have invited more than 600 of the foremost Sanskrit scholars … Continue reading [Announcement] University of British Columbia: World Sanskrit Conference 2018 (July 9-13, 2018)
“Language of the Snakes" traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. […] The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of … Continue reading [2018-19 UofT South Asian Religions Reading Group] Andrew Ollett’s Language of the Snakes concluded by a masterclass and a lecture featuring the author
The event is sponsored by BDK Canada and CREOR McGill. Please see the attached poster for schedule details.
Dear colleagues, In January 2018 the McGill University Rare Books Collection was able to acquire a 16th century Japanese manuscript related to the Yuima-e or Vimalakirti Assembly (Kofukuji) in addition to several Edo-Meiji prints concerning the Kasuga shrine. Both documents shed light on the performative aspect of Hoe and illustrate the vibrant ceremonies that took … Continue reading [Call for Abstracts] McGill University: Buddhism and Performance Conference (September 28, 2018)