[Announcement] University of Toronto/McMaster University: Numata Buddhist Studies Program 2017/18

University of Toronto/McMaster University NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2017-18   JONATHAN SILK (Leiden University) LECTURE: Dreaming Dharma's Decline: The Ten Dreams of King Krikin and Other Prophetic Dream Texts THURSDAY, October 19, 2017, 4-6pm, UTSG, JHB 100 READING GROUP: Prophetic Dream Texts. Sources and Translations FRIDAY, October 20, 2017, 4-6pm, McMaster, University Hall 122   PHILLIP BLOOM [...]

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[Opportunity] University of Victoria: 2018/19 Graduate Student Fellowships (Deadline: November 17, 2017)

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society welcomes applications from graduate students for one-year fellowship appointments at the centre commencing September, 2018. Topics In accord with the centre's mandate, research fellows should be working on projects that involve the scholarly study of religion in relation to any aspect of society and culture, both contemporary and [...]

Buddhism and Economics: Individual, City, and State: A Reflection of the “Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit” Conference at UBC

From June 16th to 18th, 2017, an international conference titled “BUDDHISM AND BUSINESS, MARKET AND MERIT: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present” was held at the University of British Columbia (UBC). It was sponsored by UBC Buddhist Studies Forum and the newly funded SSHRC partnership project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions. The [...]

[Event] McMaster University: Tracing Mañjuśrī: How an Indian Bodhisattva became a Permanent Resident of China (September 19, 2017)

The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University is pleased to present Dr. Paul Harrison the George Edwin Burnell Chair in Religious Studies at Stanford University as a Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tracing Mañjuśrī: How an Indian Bodhisattva became a Permanent Resident of China Around the middle [...]

[Talk] Emmanuel College: Relating Buddhist Psychology (abhidhamma) to Daily Life by Ven. Sister Susila (September 21, 2017)

The talk will take place on September 21, 2017 at 6:30pm at Emmanuel College Chapel (3F) 75 Queen's Park Cres. East. RSVP to wisdom.tor@rogers.com. For further information: call 416-910-4858.

[Workshop] Dharma Drum Vancouver Center: Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present (September 30, 2017)

In this workshop we will hear about the activities of Buddhist women in both historical and contemporary contexts. The speakers will present examples from different cultural spheres, including China, Japan, and the US. Audience members will have opportunities to ask questions and participate in discussions about the inclusion of women in teaching and practice of [...]

[Opportunity] Mitacs Undergraduate Internships for Summer 2018 (Application Deadline: September 18, 2017)

The From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions just announced seven projects available for undergraduate students outside of Canada (please see list of eligible countries at the link below). For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-internship Please complete your application by September 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Details of our [...]

[Roundtable] Toronto: Buddhist Studies in Canada (August 22, 2017)

This roundtable will be an open and wide-ranging discussion considering several aspects of Buddhist Studies in Canada with a view to sharing information on the current situation and stimulating discussion on possible future opportunities and directions. Panelists will consider: the historical development of Buddhist Studies in Canada, the general status of graduate and undergraduate programmes [...]

The Invisible Hand of Altruism: A Reflection on Dr. Clair Brown’s Lecture “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics”

On June 16th, 2017, the University of British Columbia welcomed Dr. Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, to present her talk, “What Is Human Nature? Its Role in Structuring Buddhist Economics.” Dr. Brown’s presentation was featured as a part of [...]

[Call for Application] 2017-18 Winter Program: Buddhism and East Asian Cultures: An Intensive Program of Lectures Series, Conference/Forum, and Fieldwork

The Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Sheng-yen Education Foundation, the Buddhist Studies Center in the Humanities College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou 廣州, China, and the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC-BSF) in Vancouver, Canada cordially invite applications for a 9-day program of lecture series, conference/forum, and fieldwork on [...]