[Workshop] McGill University: The Pure Land in the Nara Schools (Sept. 29, 2017)

[Event Announcement] UBC: Wade Davis in Conversation with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)equality (Jun.22, 2017)

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[Conference] Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara (Aug.27&28, 2017)

“Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen, and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara” is a two-day mini-conference on Buddhist previous-birth narratives at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on August 27-28, 2017 after the IABS meeting. Art historians and textual specialists have been working together [...]

[Event Announcement] Converting Markets through Merit: Perspectives for Fostering a New Entrepreneurial Culture with Chan Buddhist Principles (Jun.17, 2017)

陶朱道妙,臻於功德 :禪道對新型企業⽂化建設的前景 Date: 7pm Saturday June 17, 2017 Location: Jack Poole Hall, Alumni Centre, UBC Speaker: Venerable Dayuan Abbot of the Sixth Patriarch Temple in Sihui, Guangdong, China | 中國廣東四會六祖寺⽅丈 Vice President of the Buddhist Association of Guangdong Province | 廣東省佛教協會副會⾧ Founder and Chief Mentor of the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation | 天柱慈善基⾦會創始⼈兼總導師 Sponsors: UBC Buddhist [...]

[Conference] UBC: Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present (June 16-18, 2017)

Buddhism and economics is emerging as a significant field of scholarly inquiry. Having long ago abandoned the vision of Buddhist practitioners as recluses seeking individual soteriological ends at a remove from the “ordinary” world, students of history, philosophers, and specialists in the subdiscipline of Buddhist economics itself are helping us to understand the religion’s pervasive [...]

XVIIIth IABS Congress, Toronto, August 20-25, 2017, Third Circular

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends: I am very happy to send you the Third Circular for the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, which will be held in Toronto at the University of Toronto campus, August 20th to the 25th, 2017. On behalf of the IABS, my university, and the conference’s Planning Committee, I [...]

[Event Announcement] McGill University: Spring Reading Group: Facets of Secularism

2017 Inaugural Public Lecture by Professor Donald Lopez: Hyecho’s Journey: The World of Buddhism (Apr.17, 2017)

In the year 721, a young Buddhist monk named Hyecho set out from the kingdom of Silla, on the Korean peninsula, on what would become one of the most extraordinary journeys in the history of Buddhism. Sailing first to China, Hyecho continued to what is today Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, before [...]

[Event Announcement] Presentation: The Emergence of Another Sanskrit Manuscript of the Bhaiṣajyavastu (Mar.9, 2017)

You're cordially invited to a presentation by Dr. Fumi Yao on March 9, 3:30pm, UH 122, McMaster University.

[Event Announcement] Numata Lectures at the University of Calgary (Mar.9 &10, 2017)

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary is pleased to present Two Talks by Professor Chen-kuo Lin (National Chengchi University)   The Annual Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture  "Emptiness and Violence: An Unexpected Encounter of Nāgārjuna with Derrida and Levinas" Thursday March 9, 7-9pm | Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library, [...]