[Event] UofT: King Milinda in Independent Burma and the Struggle to Control the Buddhist Canon

Date and time: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00AM - 12:00PMLocation: 208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto Description:The first independent Burmese administration of U Nu embarked on a national Buddhist revivalist project that included laws regulating Buddhism, sponsorship of lay-centred meditation centres, and the so-called Sixth Buddhist Council. This paper focuses on Burmese … Continue reading [Event] UofT: King Milinda in Independent Burma and the Struggle to Control the Buddhist Canon

[Event] UBC: Through Altruism to Enlightenment

The Tianzhu Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Rey-Sheng Her, Tzu Chi Foundation. When: Thursday, November 7, 2:30-4pm Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall Abstract: Dharma Master Cheng Yen says that the Bodhisattva saves others first before he saves himself.  Until … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Through Altruism to Enlightenment

[Event] UBC: Cataloging the Medieval Japanese Sacred Transmitted Documents (shōgyō 聖教) from Shinpukuji 真福寺 and Amanosan Kongōji 天野山金剛寺

Speaker: Dr. George A. Keyworth (University of Saskatchewan) Date: Thursday, November 14 at 2:30 pm Venue: UBC Asian Centre, Room 604 Abstract: The Japanese term shōgyō 聖教 is used to refer to religious, though not always, documents that were cataloged locally and preserved in the libraries of temples, shrines, and shrine-temple complexes in medieval Japan. These … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Cataloging the Medieval Japanese Sacred Transmitted Documents (shōgyō 聖教) from Shinpukuji 真福寺 and Amanosan Kongōji 天野山金剛寺

[Event] UofT: Thinking with the Body: Buddhist Perspectives on Embodiment

November 12, 20196:00 pm - 7:30 pmJackman Humanities Building, Rm 318170 St. George St Join us for the second event in our Intersections Between Buddhism & Society Public Lecture Series Professor Luther Obrock on: “Thinking with the Body: Buddhist Perspectives on Embodiment” Luther Obrock is Assistant Professor in South Asian Religions at UTM. His research … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Thinking with the Body: Buddhist Perspectives on Embodiment

[Events] UTM: Workshop & Lecture on Buddhist Lexicography and Grammar

Workshop Monday, October 28–Friday, November 1, UTMIntensive 5-day workshop conducted by Lata Deokar and Mahesh Deokar of Pune UniversityStudents will read and translate sources in Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Pali. Public Lecture“Reading Buddhist Texts” by Lata Deokar and Mahesh Deokar Wednesday, October 30, 5:00 pm Maanjiwe Nendamowinan, Room 4207 (Formerly New North Building) Contact Ajay Rao … Continue reading [Events] UTM: Workshop & Lecture on Buddhist Lexicography and Grammar

[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?

[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