A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Modernism_ Religious Marketplace, Constellative Networking and Urbanism

[Event] UBC: A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Modernism: Religious Marketplace, Constellative Networking and Urbanism

As an increasing number of Tibetan lamas reach out to non-Tibetan populations in contemporary China, Tibetan Buddhism is undergoing various transformations especially in urban settings. As its engagement with many aspects of the Chinese society, such as higher education, social morality, philanthropy, environmental conservation, and modern science, the pattern of its transregional and trans-ethnic expansion … Continue reading [Event] UBC: A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Modernism: Religious Marketplace, Constellative Networking and Urbanism

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Making Buddhist Art Workshop (Thangka, Mandala and Torma)

[Event] UofT: Making Buddhist Art Workshop (Thangka, Mandala and Torma)

Join students and faculty from the History of Religions at UTM in this immersive hands-on workshop to learn about some of the techniques associated with making religious material objects in Tibetan Buddhist contexts. In this workshop, led by trained traditional artist Urgyen Gyalpo, we will have a chance to encounter and experiment with some of … Continue reading [Event] UofT: Making Buddhist Art Workshop (Thangka, Mandala and Torma)

Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism_ A Century of Transformation

[Event] UBC: Guest Lecture: Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism: A Century of Transformation

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Rongdao Lai (University of Southern California). When: 1:30 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019 Venue: Asian Centre, Room 604 Abstract: Monastic education is one of the most important projects in the modernization of Chinese Buddhism. This talk begins … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Guest Lecture: Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism: A Century of Transformation

Apology

Apology

Due to content misinformation, we have taken down the post "Buddhism and Ritual Performance in Pre-Modern Japan" by Shuyue He, McGill University published on December 11, 2018. We would like to sincerely apologize to the speakers at the conference for misrepresenting their work and to the readers for any inconvenience. CJBS News Team

The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver _ A Socio-political Perspective Reflection

The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver : A Socio-political Perspective Reflection By: Francis Lau, Emmanuel College

Buddhism has its soteriological and altruistic elements[1], and its teachings address individual predicaments, as well as structural and institutional concerns[2]. The spirit of Buddhism is socially-engaged and is rooted in social justice. Indeed, Buddhist mindfulness has the potential to be socially transformative.[3] Amaro describes the efficacy of Sati-panna (holistic mindfulness) not only in terms of … Continue reading The Vocational Calling of a Buddhist Spiritual Caregiver : A Socio-political Perspective Reflection By: Francis Lau, Emmanuel College

FROGBEAR Research Cluster

[Call for Proposals] UBC: FROGBEAR Research Cluster

This is a Call for Proposals (CFP) for the project “From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions” (also known as FROGBEAR). Through this Call, the project will fund one new research cluster in Phase 2 of the project (2020-2022) that addresses gaps in the current framework. The project is funded through a Partnership … Continue reading [Call for Proposals] UBC: FROGBEAR Research Cluster

Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism

[Event] McGill: Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism, by Numata Visiting Professor Martin Seeger

Hagiographical and autobiographical texts of male charismatic Thai Buddhists are extremely popular in current Thai Buddhism. This is evident through the ubiquity of these texts throughout the country, often given away for free at monasteries or sold in bookstores, and the obviously high costs with which some of these books have been produced. Life story … Continue reading [Event] McGill: Autobiographies and Hagiographies of Female Practitioners in Modern Thai Buddhism, by Numata Visiting Professor Martin Seeger

Buddhist Young Adult Fiction_ In Search of a Linguistic Connection

Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

By Ngoc Le I was drawn to The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan due to its intriguing premise. The novel revolves around Leigh Chen Sanders, a teenager searching for her deceased mother who has turned into a bird. It follows her to Taiwan where she attempts to reconnect with her maternal … Continue reading Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

[Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies @ UBC, with administrative support from the UBC SSHRC partnership grant project FROGBEAR (From the Ground Up: Buddhism & East Asian Buddhism), proudly presents a lecture by University Distinguished Professor Hao Chunwen 郝春文 (Capital Normal University 首都師範大學資深教授) When: 4:00pm-5:30pm, November 15, 2018 Venue: UBC Asian Studies Auditorium Abstract 提要:  This … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

[Event] UBC: The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism: Temple-Town Relationship and Everyday Life in the Area South of the Yangtze River

Nobody, not even religious believers, could bear to live in a world constructed from religious symbols. Thus, we can neither avoid nor neglect the close relationship between religious belief and daily life. After Buddhism was introduced to China, its thoughts and systems have undergone deep Sinicization, with Chinese characteristics imbued in Buddhism ever since it … Continue reading [Event] UBC: The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism: Temple-Town Relationship and Everyday Life in the Area South of the Yangtze River