[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, [...]

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Emptiness and the Perfection of Wisdom: A Reflection on Venerable Chang Wu’s Lecture “The Diamond Sūtra: How It Applies to Our Lives,” held on February 9th 2017 at the University of Calgary

On February 9th, 2017, the University of Calgary welcomed Venerable Chang Wu, current Abbess and Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center, to present her lecture, “The Diamond Sūtra: How It Applies to Our Lives,” as a part of our Numata Speaker Series. The Numata Speaker Series at the University of Calgary is coordinated by our [...]

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The Birth of Insight and “Crossing the Dharmascape”: Professor Erik Braun’s Visit to Toronto and Hamilton

On January 26th and 27th, Professor Erik Braun visited the University of Toronto and McMaster University as a warmly welcomed Numata speaker, meeting with students, leading a reading group, and delivering a public lecture. In Toronto first, the Associate Professor from the University of Virginia led a reading group on the fifth and sixth chapters [...]

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[Event Announcement] Public Lecture: A Crazy History of Buddhism: On Buddhist Monasteries, Mental Institutions and Meditation/Mindfulness (Mar.16, 2017)

A public lecture by Professor James Robson (James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations) at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. This lecture will be delivered in a way to accommodate both English and Chinese speakers. There has been increasing attention paid to the relationship between Buddhism [...]

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[Event Announcement] Public Lecture: Bikers, Widows, and Bodhisattvas – Female Priests in Japanese Buddhism by Mark Rowe (Mar.15, 2017)

This talk introduces three female Buddhist priests from different schools of Buddhism in different areas of Japan: A Shingon priest from Mt. Koya, a Pure Land priest from Tokyo, and a Nichiren priest from Sapporo. In response to the general trend in Buddhist studies to focus on exemplars of the tradition, I am concerned with [...]

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[Event Announcement] Numata Lectures at the University of Calgary (Feb. 3rd and 9th, 2017)

1) “Nirvāṇa as Permanence, Joy, Self, and Purity in a Medieval Chinese Buddhist Context” Wendi L. Adamek, Lecture for the China Interest Group Friday Feb. 3rd, 3:30-5:30pm Craigie Hall C 110 Abstract: Tathāgatagarbha (buddha matrix) doctrines concerning the actualization of universal buddha-nature potential could be considered to challenge fundamental Buddhist teachings about karma and non-self. [...]

A Reflection on Dr. Cuilan Liu’s Visit to McMaster’s Religious Studies Department on December 15, 2016

On December 15th of 2016, Religious Studies faculty and students welcomed Dr. Cuilan Liu to our department as a guest lecturer. Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on relationships between Buddhism and the State during the middle period [...]

A Reflection on Dr. Asuka Sango’s Yehan Numata Lecture at the University of Toronto, December 1 2016

A write-up of Dr. Sango's lecture on Medieval Japanese Buddhism at University of Toronto.

A Reflection on Dr. Asuka Sango’s Yehan Numata Reading Group at McMaster University on December 2, 2017

A write-up of Dr. Sango's reading group on Medieval Japanese Buddhism at McMaster University.