[Event] UBC: Clerical Privileges and the Jurisdiction of the Buddhist Clergy: Do They Exist?

When: 15 November 2019, 5:00-7:00 pmWhere: CK Choi Bldg, Room 120 Abstract The demarcation and maintenance of jurisdictional boundaries between religious institutions and lay society have been at the center of the conflict between religion and the state since the formation of early Buddhism. Drawing on cases presented in Buddhist legal texts (Vinaya) from six … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Clerical Privileges and the Jurisdiction of the Buddhist Clergy: Do They Exist?

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[Event] UofT: Getting Mindfulness Right: Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of the Secular Mindfulness Movement

October 15, 20196:00 pm - 7:30 pmJackman Humanities Building, Rm 318170 St. George St Part of the Intersections Between Buddhism & Society Public Lecture Series 2019-2010 Professor Norm Farb on “Getting Mindfulness Right: Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of the Secular Mindfulness Movement” Norman Farb is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Getting Mindfulness Right: Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of the Secular Mindfulness Movement

[Events] The Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture Series & Ambedkar Chetna Awards Night (2019)

In the book ‘Caste Matters’ Suraj Yengde unearths the rigid and discriminatory caste system. In addition to delivering his lectures at UBC, Suraj Yengde will participate in Round Table Discussion with Ambedkar Reading Group at Simon Fraser University, garland the Bust of Dr. Ambedkar and pay his respects, and will participate in a panel discussion … Continue reading [Events] The Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture Series & Ambedkar Chetna Awards Night (2019)

[Event] UBC: Awakened Villages: Liberation and Exclusion at the place of Buddha’s Enlightenment in North India

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:30 to 8:00 PMWhere: UBC | Henry Angus Building, Room 241 | 2053 Main Mall Abstract The state of Bihar (the “land of vihara”) is frequently lauded by Indian political leaders and Buddhist teachers as the “land of origins” and/or homeland of Buddhism that has given rise to a pan-Asian, … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Awakened Villages: Liberation and Exclusion at the place of Buddha’s Enlightenment in North India

[2nd Annual Graduate Workshop on Reading, Writing, and Teaching South Asian Religious History] UofT: Categories and Comparisons

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 MN 3230, University of Toronto Mississauga The graduate workshop will take place at UTM on Wednesday and transportation will be provided from and back to JHB. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants. Workshop Schedule: 7:45am: Travel to University of Toronto Mississauga 9:00am-9:30am: Light breakfast and opening … Continue reading [2nd Annual Graduate Workshop on Reading, Writing, and Teaching South Asian Religious History] UofT: Categories and Comparisons

[Schedule] UofT: 5th Biennial Graduate Conference on South Asian Religions

The Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the 5th Biennial Graduate Conference on South Asian Religions (GCSAR). The GCSAR is an inherently interdisciplinary conference, facilitating critical and scholastically rigorous conversations across historical periods, geographies, methodologies, and subject matter. We are pleased to welcome Ayesha Irani, Assistant … Continue reading [Schedule] UofT: 5th Biennial Graduate Conference on South Asian Religions

[Event] UofCalgary: Lessons from Little Girls: On Bodies, Bodhi, and Buddhahood (Oct. 4, 2019)

A Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Balkwill, University of Winnipeg When: 3:30pm - 5:00pm MDT (2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT), October 04, 2019 Where: SS 541, University of Calgary Abstract: Between the 4thand 8thcenturies in China, a number of Mahāyāna Buddhist texts featuring episodes of female-to-male sexual transformation were translated, re-translated, creatively reconfigured, … Continue reading [Event] UofCalgary: Lessons from Little Girls: On Bodies, Bodhi, and Buddhahood (Oct. 4, 2019)

[Event] Emmanuel College: Female Empowerment in Buddhism (September 24)

The public lecture “Female Empowerment in Buddhism” by the Abbess Venerable Miao Jing of the Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple is free and open to all. Click here to see original post

[Announcement] University of Toronto/McMaster University Numata Program 2019/20

University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program 2019-20 Jessica Starling (Lewis & Clark College)READING GROUP: “Audience, Authorship and Agency: Religious Educational Materials for Buddhist Women’s Groups in Japan, 1900-1933”THURSDAY, September 26, 2019, 3-5pm, University of Toronto, JHB 317LECTURE: Suffering, Pathos, and Buddhist Doctrine at a Contemporary Japanese LeprosariumFRIDAY, September 27, 2019, 4-6pm, McMaster, … Continue reading [Announcement] University of Toronto/McMaster University Numata Program 2019/20

[Event] UBC: The Influence of Buddhism on Chinese Language

The Tianzhu Global Network in Buddhist Studies, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Peng Lu (Wuhan University) When: 2:30 pm–4 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019 Venue: UBC Asian Centre, Room 604 Abstract:This lecture focuses on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese language as a communicative means, especially on effect of Buddhism … Continue reading [Event] UBC: The Influence of Buddhism on Chinese Language