[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)

[Event cancelled] UVic: Visions of Impermanence: Prasat Nok Hatsadiling and the Path to Heaven in Northern Thailand

Wednesday, March 25, 5:00-6:00 p.m. | David Turpin Building, Room A110, University of Victoria In Northern Thailand, elaborate cremation structures, called prasat sop, are built to honor high ranking monks. These objects are created for display during a funeral and then completely destroyed in the cremation fire. Because it is the final event for a … Continue reading [Event cancelled] UVic: Visions of Impermanence: Prasat Nok Hatsadiling and the Path to Heaven in Northern Thailand

[Event cancelled] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: The Buddhahood of Ordinary Persons: Revisioning the Lotus Sūtra in Medieval Japan

Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, is proud to present the next lecture in the UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series by Dr. Jacqueline Stone. Speaker: Jacqueline Stone (Princeton University) Date: Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm Venue: University of British Columbia, St John’s College Abstract:  Tendai Buddhist … Continue reading [Event cancelled] UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: The Buddhahood of Ordinary Persons: Revisioning the Lotus Sūtra in Medieval Japan

[Event cancelled] UBC: Sun Wukong: The Monkey God

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4 pm Where: Room 604, UBC Asian Centre Abstract: Numerous studies on the Journey to the West (Xiyou ji 西游记) discuss the Monkey King, Sun Wukong. Many scholars examine Sun Wukong from the Buddhist and Daoist perspectives. Yet, the majority of studies focus on his origins, Buddhist-type mind cultivation, or Daoist internal alchemy. … Continue reading [Event cancelled] UBC: Sun Wukong: The Monkey God

[Event] UofCalgary: Happiness Is Here and Now: Repackaging South Korean Buddhism for an Ailing Nation

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary is pleased to present the following talk by Dr. Se-Woong Koo  Friday Feb. 7th, 3:30-5pm in SS 541, Dept. of Classics and Religion "Happiness Is Here and Now: Repackaging South Korean Buddhism for an Ailing Nation" Abstract: South Korea's Buddhist community is in a crisis. … Continue reading [Event] UofCalgary: Happiness Is Here and Now: Repackaging South Korean Buddhism for an Ailing Nation

[Event] UVic: Merchants, Monastics and Chinese National Identity in Malaya

When: Thursday, January 16 5:00-6:00 p.m. Where: David Turpin Building, Room A110, University of Victoria The Republic of China was established on January 1, 1912. Although China’s last imperial dynasty, the Great Qing, survived until 1911, efforts to construct a modern Chinese nation-state had begun in earnest in the late-1890s. During the final decades of … Continue reading [Event] UVic: Merchants, Monastics and Chinese National Identity in Malaya