[Webinar] Buddhist Responses to Covid-19 (July 8)

A public webinar with six leading scholars discussing global Buddhist responses to COVID-19. A recording of the session will be made available on The Jivaka Project webpage after the session. Date and time: July 8, 1pm CTD USA or watch the recording at jivaka.net Zoom link: https://rhodes.zoom.us/j/8126897816 Buddhism in the Pandemic is a collaborative project … Continue reading [Webinar] Buddhist Responses to Covid-19 (July 8)

[Webinar] Exploring Harvard Yenching Library’s Rare Local Gazetteers with LoGaRT

In this event, Dr. Chen Shih-Pei from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) will introduce LoGaRT, Local Gazetteers Research Tools, a software designed specifically for collective analysis of China’s rich difangzhi (地方志). LoGaRT used to be limited to a small group of scholars due to license restrictions. With the 410 titles … Continue reading [Webinar] Exploring Harvard Yenching Library’s Rare Local Gazetteers with LoGaRT

[Webinar] Japanese Religions in Times of Crisis (June 16)

How do practitioners of Shinto, Buddhism and Japan’s various new religions reflect on and offer structure in times of crisis, such as the current pandemic? Join two eminent scholars of Japanese religion for a conversation on the role of religious institutions and individuals, and priests and laity, in providing a sense of cohesion and a … Continue reading [Webinar] Japanese Religions in Times of Crisis (June 16)

[Online] The UK Association for Buddhist Studies Annual Conference 2020 (July 2)

The UK Association for Buddhist Studies is delighted to announce its first online conference. Please register to receive Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukabs-annual-conference-2020-tickets-105783403006 About this Event UKABS is delighted to announce its first summer conference online, a one-day special event on July 2nd, where we will showcase brilliant postgraduate scholarship from institutions across the world the PG … Continue reading [Online] The UK Association for Buddhist Studies Annual Conference 2020 (July 2)

[Event] Online Conference Session: Transmission of Buddhism in Asia and Beyond

ONLINE July 3–5, 2020in collaboration with Princeton University This session is the first of three in the conference Enduring Discoveries of the Cosmopolitan, Multicultural, Expansive and Relative Orthodoxies in the Study of East Asian Buddhism, History, Manuscripts, Archaeology, Literature, Art, and East-West Exchanges that will honor the late Dr. Antonino Forte (1940–2006). The Glorisun Global … Continue reading [Event] Online Conference Session: Transmission of Buddhism in Asia and Beyond

[Event cancelled] UBC: Slide presentation: Painting Enlightenment

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is delighted to welcome Dr. Paula Arai, who will give a lecture entitled: Painting Enlightenment ABSTRACTJapanese biologist and visionary artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) created a scientifically-informed visual commentary of core Mahāyāna Buddhist teachings on form and emptiness. Resonances he observed between scientific … Continue reading [Event cancelled] UBC: Slide presentation: Painting Enlightenment

[Event postponed] UBC: Improving Educational Opportunities for Ordained Tibetan Women: A Thirty Year Project

When: 12 March 2020 5:30 - 7:00 pmWhere: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC Abstract The Tibetan Nuns Project was founded in 1987 and became active in 1990. Over the years we were able to encourage nunneries of all four major Tibetan Buddhist traditions to open up educational opportunities for the nuns of … Continue reading [Event postponed] UBC: Improving Educational Opportunities for Ordained Tibetan Women: A Thirty Year Project

[Event] UofT: Religion, Medicine, Bioethics, and the Law in End-of-life Care: South Asian Religious Adherent Perspectives

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PMLocation: 108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7 Abstract:This talk is based on a recently defended doctoral ethnography investigating end-of-life care issues in contemporary India from the perspectives of Indian and Tibetan religious adherents, through the lenses of religious studies, bioethics and the law. The … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Religion, Medicine, Bioethics, and the Law in End-of-life Care: South Asian Religious Adherent Perspectives

[Event cancelled] UofT: Mental Health and Environmental Responsibility in Tibetan Buddhism

His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Gongma Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche will lead a seminar on mental health and environmental responsibility. Please join us in the first floor auditorium of the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Toronto for this evening of teaching and reflection on the relationship between mental health and responsibility to the environment … Continue reading [Event cancelled] UofT: Mental Health and Environmental Responsibility in Tibetan Buddhism

[Conference] UofT: New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies (Feb 21-23, 2020)

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto, with the support of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Canada, is pleased to present this three-day conference on New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies, to be held in Toronto on February 21-23, 2020.  Organized by Professors Frances Garrett and Sarah Richardson, the event will convene instructors interested … Continue reading [Conference] UofT: New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies (Feb 21-23, 2020)