[Webinar] Economic Class in Early South Asian Buddhism: Perspectives from Epigraphy and the Divyāvadāna

This is the third lecture in the Ghent Center for Buddhist Studies Spring Lecture Series (Permanent Training in Buddhist Studies (PTBS) generously sponsored by the Tianzhu Foundation. Date and Time: March 30, 2021 at 19.00 Belgian time All lectures in this series will be held remotely over Zoom. Interested parties are welcome to attend the series or individual talks. … Continue reading [Webinar] Economic Class in Early South Asian Buddhism: Perspectives from Epigraphy and the Divyāvadāna

[Webinar] Reflections on Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies in the Department of Classics & Religion presents the Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture by Dr. Douglas Duckworth, Temple University This lecture will introduce and reflect upon themes from the author’s recent book, Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature (OUP 2019). The book sets up two main trajectories … Continue reading [Webinar] Reflections on Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

[Webinar] Truth of Consequences: A Buddhist Debate over Epistemology without Foundations?

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies in the Department of Classics & Religion presents the Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Seminar by Dr. Douglas Duckworth In the first chapter of his Prasannapadā, Candrakīrti famously defended Buddhapālita against Bhāviveka’s criticism that he had failed to formulate Nāgārjuna’s critique of causality in terms of probative arguments, but rather … Continue reading [Webinar] Truth of Consequences: A Buddhist Debate over Epistemology without Foundations?

[Webinar] Radical Re-Orientation: The 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series

Inspired by Professor Cheryl Giles' class on Buddhism and Race at Harvard Divinity School, The Buddhism and Race Conference was conceived by the Harvard Buddhist Community in 2015 to catalyze the conversation around issues of Buddhism, race, and beyond. Ever since, the conference has become an annual event that brings together sangha leaders, activists, scholars, … Continue reading [Webinar] Radical Re-Orientation: The 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series

[Webinar] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Ethics of Ambiguity in Chan and Existentialism

Time: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 9:00 am – 10:30 am PST / 10:00 am – 11:30 am MST Zoom Registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5UqdeGqqDgiG9V7D7QPdqh3zP7DB_Y3LuQP Abstract: In this talk I explore resonances and disparities between “doubt” (yi 疑) as evoked in the dialectic of Chan “examining the topic” (kanhua 看話, Kor. kanhwa) practice, and the phenomenology of ambiguity that … Continue reading [Webinar] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Distinguished Lecture Series: Ethics of Ambiguity in Chan and Existentialism

[Workshop] First Annual Nanzan Seminar for the Translation of Buddhist Texts Translating Zhiyi’s Fahua Xuanyi with Paul L. Swanson

https://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/files/2021/03/Swanson-Fahua-Xuanyi-seminar.pdf Photo by Alexander Schimmeck, Unsplash. Resized by CJBS News.

[Webinar] Mid-Century Modern: Jōdo Shinshū and the Making of American Buddhism

Date and TimeMonday, March 22, 2021, 6:00 (PST) About this eventJōdo Shinshū Young Buddhist Associations before, during, and long after the illegal war-time incarceration of Japanese Americans actively promoted Buddhism as part of their contribution to American culture. Despite practicing American Buddhism for fifty years before Kerouac’s Dharma Bums, it is the Beat poets and … Continue reading [Webinar] Mid-Century Modern: Jōdo Shinshū and the Making of American Buddhism

[Webinar] The Treasury of Lives Biographical Encyclopedia

Watch the event recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlgWfsTUc8o Date and TimeMarch 12, 2021, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (EDT) About the eventThe Treasury of Lives is a biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region. In development since 2007, the online resource provides accessible and well-researched biographies of notable scholars, masters, or leaders in traditional … Continue reading [Webinar] The Treasury of Lives Biographical Encyclopedia

[Webinar] Havard Buddhist Studies Forum: 2020-2021 Lecture Series

James Benn: Meditation in the Apocryphal Śūraṃgama sutra Date and Time: Monday, March 1, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:30pm In the later Chinese Buddhist tradition one text above all others has been extolled for the profundity of its ideas, the beauty of its language, and its insight into the practice of meditation—this is the scripture popularly … Continue reading [Webinar] Havard Buddhist Studies Forum: 2020-2021 Lecture Series

[Webinar] Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists

Date and Time Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00pm (PDT) About this event Despite the fact that two thirds of U.S. Buddhists identify as Asian American, mainstream perceptions about what it means to be Buddhist in America often whitewash and invisibilize the diverse, inclusive, and intersectional communities that lie at the heart of American Buddhism. Chenxing … Continue reading [Webinar] Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists