The Slash Between: Going Home as an Insider/ Outsider

Introduction For my thesis, I am looking at the revival of Buddhism in India in the context of modernism and globalization. Specifically, I am interested in the role that India’s government plays in branding, supporting and promoting Buddhist tourist and pilgrimage sites for economic development. Since there are various significant places connected to the Buddha’s … Continue reading The Slash Between: Going Home as an Insider/ Outsider

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A Report on “The Dharma and the Dime” from Washington DC

A Report on “The Dharma and the Dime” from Washington DC

By Jason WM Ellsworth & Elizabeth Williams Oerberg. On Wednesday, November 29 in Washington DC at the 116th Annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) a group of scholars convened on a panel titled The Dharma and the Dime: Ethics and Economics in the Anthropology of Buddhism. Reviewed by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, the … Continue reading A Report on “The Dharma and the Dime” from Washington DC

An Interview with Crystal Beaudoin (McMaster University)

[Blogger Highlight] An Interview with Crystal Beaudoin (McMaster University)

Crystal Beaudoin is one of the most prolific bloggers at CJBS News. Joining the team in 2015, she has covered numerous workshops, public lectures, conference panels at McMaster University, University of Toronto and other institutions. She recently successfully defended her Master's thesis on female religious practices, agency, and freedom in the novel Jin ping mei … Continue reading [Blogger Highlight] An Interview with Crystal Beaudoin (McMaster University)

2017 Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference Reflection

Recently, I have been in contact with the manager of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies. Since I was about to attend the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 meeting for the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion at Ryerson University in Toronto, from May 27th – 30th,  I was asked to … Continue reading 2017 Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference Reflection

2015 American Academy of Religions Conference Reflection

By Annie Heckman A contributor for the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies News Blog asked me to draft a brief reflection about attending the 2015 American Academy of Religion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from November 21-24. As a first-time attendee, I found that the formal contours of the experience stood out: the format, the hierarchies, … Continue reading 2015 American Academy of Religions Conference Reflection