A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s Final Yehan Numata Reading Group with Dr. Levi McLaughlin

The Religious Studies department at McMaster University wrapped up its 2015-2016 Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program on Friday, April 8 2016. Our department hosted Dr. Levi McLaughlin from the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University. Dr. McLaughlin's research interests include Chinese and Japanese religions, methodologies and theories employed in Religious [...]

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A Post-Reading Group Reflection on Jowita Kramer’s Visit to McMaster University’s Religious Studies Department

On Friday, March 18 2016, the Religious Studies Department at McMaster University hosted our second Yehan Numata Reading Group. Our guest scholar was Dr. Jowita Kramer from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich, Germany). Dr. Kramer's research focus is on the history and philosophy of Tibetan and Indian Buddhism, intertextuality in Buddhist commentarial literature and considerations of authorship. [...]

Thoughts on UofT’s Department for the Study of Religion Buddhist Studies Numata Reading Group with Dr. Costantino Moretti

On February 11, 2016, the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto welcomed our second Numata Reading Group guest and scholar of the 2015/2016 year, Dr. Costantino Moretti of the École Pratique des Hautes Études, in a reading and discussion of his recent work: “Preta Categories in a 6th Century Buddhist [...]

A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s Yehan Numata Lecture with Dr. Constantino Moretti

On Friday, February 12th 2016, several members of McMaster's Religious Studies department took a break from our usual work to join Dr. Costantino Moretti in embarking upon a fascinating journey to the Chinese underworld. Dr. Moretti was our second speaker for the 2015-2016 University of Toronto / McMaster University Numata Buddhist Studies Program. He is [...]

A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s First Yehan Numata Reading Group with Dr. Stuart Young

On Friday, December 4th 2015, McMaster University's Religious Studies department was pleased to commence our 2015-2016 Numata Buddhist Studies Program. Dr. Stuart Young from Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) joined the department for our first reading group of the school year. Dr. Young introduced his latest project “Bald-headed Destroyers of Living Things: Vinaya Jurisprudence, Mahayana Compassion, [...]

Reflection on Dr. Stuart Young’s lecture “Constructing Indian Identity in Medieval China”

Marking the inaugural event of the University of Toronto/McMaster University Numata Buddhist Studies Program 2015-2016, Professor Stuart Young from Bucknell University delivered the lecture entitled “Constructing Indian Identity in Medieval China” at the Department of the Study of Religion, University of Toronto on December 3, 2015. Speaking to a group of audience members that included [...]

The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program Lecture Series, 2015-2016 Schedule

The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program in Buddhist Studies hosts an annual lecture series that invites Buddhist Studies scholars from around the globe to Southern Ontario for public lectures and reading groups at both University of Toronto and McMaster University. A uniquely collaborative Buddhist Studies program between the two universities, this program offers [...]