Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism

[Event] McGill: Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism, by Numata Visiting Professor Martin Seeger

Hagiographical and autobiographical texts of male charismatic Thai Buddhists are extremely popular in current Thai Buddhism. This is evident through the ubiquity of these texts throughout the country, often given away for free at monasteries or sold in bookstores, and the obviously high costs with which some of these books have been produced. Life story … Continue reading [Event] McGill: Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism, by Numata Visiting Professor Martin Seeger

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Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

[Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies @ UBC, with administrative support from the UBC SSHRC partnership grant project FROGBEAR (From the Ground Up: Buddhism & East Asian Buddhism), proudly presents a lecture by University Distinguished Professor Hao Chunwen 郝春文 (Capital Normal University 首都師範大學資深教授) When: 4:00pm-5:30pm, November 15, 2018 Venue: UBC Asian Studies Auditorium Abstract 提要:  This … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism_ Temple-Town Relationship and Everyday Life in the Area South of the Yangtze River

[Event] UBC: The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism: Temple-Town Relationship and Everyday Life in the Area South of the Yangtze River

Nobody, not even religious believers, could bear to live in a world constructed from religious symbols. Thus, we can neither avoid nor neglect the close relationship between religious belief and daily life. After Buddhism was introduced to China, its thoughts and systems have undergone deep Sinicization, with Chinese characteristics imbued in Buddhism ever since it … Continue reading [Event] UBC: The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism: Temple-Town Relationship and Everyday Life in the Area South of the Yangtze River

What is Buddhist Ge-yi

[Event] UBC: What is Buddhist Ge-yi by TANG Jia, Chinese National Academy of Arts

The primary document first mentioned Ge-yi in Buddhist cannon is the biographical account of Zhu Faya 竺法雅 (a monk lived in the Jin Dynasty) in the Biography of Eminent Monks 高僧傳 edited by Huijiao 慧皎 [497-554] in the Liang Dynasty, in which Ge-yi refers to a method that Zhu Faya with Kang Falang 康法朗 presented … Continue reading [Event] UBC: What is Buddhist Ge-yi by TANG Jia, Chinese National Academy of Arts

Ritual, Reliquary, and Local Legend_ Glocal Context of Twin Pagodas from the Silla Dynasty

[Event] UBC: Ritual, Reliquary, and Local Legend: Glocal Context of Twin Pagodas from the Silla Dynasty

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies @ UBC, with administrative support from the UBC SSHRC partnership grant project FROGBEAR (From the Ground Up: Buddhism & East Asian Buddhism), proudly presents a lecture by Professor Youn-mi Kim (Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea) Abstract: Twin pagodas were introduced to the Korean peninsula when the Silla dynasty … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Ritual, Reliquary, and Local Legend: Glocal Context of Twin Pagodas from the Silla Dynasty

Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

[Event] UVic: Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia (October 25, 2018)

What are the major flashpoints and key indicators for authoritarianism in Southeast Asia and what are the underlying societal conditions that have given rise to the political shifts we are witnessing in the region? In the latest of our ongoing “Southeast Asia in Global Context” roundtable series, a distinguished panel of international experts will consider … Continue reading [Event] UVic: Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia (October 25, 2018)

Dr Ambedkar_s Legacy – Our Campaign to Outlaw Caste Discrimination in Great Britain

[Event] UBC: Dr Ambedkar’s Legacy – Our Campaign to Outlaw Caste Discrimination in Great Britain by Santosh Dass MBE

Join us for the second Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture with Ms. Santosh Dass MBE! This year’s Memorial Lecture is dedicated to Mr. Raju Kamble, Mr. Shital Anmol, and others who dedicated their lives for creating inclusive world. When: 11 October 2018 5-7 pm Where: Room 120, C.K. Choi Building Ms. Santosh Dass MBE is … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Dr Ambedkar’s Legacy – Our Campaign to Outlaw Caste Discrimination in Great Britain by Santosh Dass MBE

[Event] UofT: Genealogies of Dalit Learning and Humanist Buddhism in 19th and 20th century India (October 25, 2018)

A co-sponsored event between the Robert H. N. Ho Family Centre for Buddhist Studies, The Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, and The Centre for South Asian Studies at University of Toronto. October 25, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm The Munk Centre, 108N, North House 1 Devonshire Place Conveners: Christoph Emmrich and Srilata Raman 10am-12pm … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Genealogies of Dalit Learning and Humanist Buddhism in 19th and 20th century India (October 25, 2018)

[Event] McGill: D.T. Suzuki and the Invention of Zen Tradition by Victor Hori (October 10, 2018)

D.T. Suzuki died in 1966. During his lifetime, he was lauded as the authority on Japanese Zen Buddhism. In the 50 years since his death, critics have castigated him severely and destroyed his reputation, claiming his Zen is both an “invented tradition” and an expression of Japanese nationalism. Can anything be said in his defence? … Continue reading [Event] McGill: D.T. Suzuki and the Invention of Zen Tradition by Victor Hori (October 10, 2018)

Echoes of the Sacred_ Creating the Sand Mandala of Green Tara

[Events] UofT: Echoes of the Sacred: Creating the Sand Mandala of Green Tara (October 3-5, 2018)

Join The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies, UofT, for this three-day special event which includes the production and dissolution of a Sand Mandala, discussions on the Buddhist concepts of Karma and the Bardo, as well as a Buddhist film series. Tibetan teachers Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche and Tulku Dawa Gyatso Rinpoche, … Continue reading [Events] UofT: Echoes of the Sacred: Creating the Sand Mandala of Green Tara (October 3-5, 2018)