Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species_ A Panel from Buddhist Beasts_ Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species: A Panel from Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

From April 20-22, the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum hosted an international conference titled "Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures.” The conference was sponsored primarily by the Glorisun Charitable Foundation, Tzu-Chi Canada, and the From the Ground Up Project. Twenty presenters on six panels shared their work on the role of animals in … Continue reading Animals That Transcend Cultures, Boundaries and Species: A Panel from Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in East Asian Cultures Conference

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McGill University_ Buddhism and Performance Conference (September 28, 2018)

[Call for Abstracts] McGill University: Buddhism and Performance Conference (September 28, 2018)

Dear colleagues, In January 2018 the McGill University Rare Books Collection was able to acquire a 16th century Japanese manuscript related to the Yuima-e or Vimalakirti Assembly (Kofukuji) in addition to several Edo-Meiji prints concerning the Kasuga shrine. Both documents shed light on the performative aspect of Hoe and illustrate the vibrant ceremonies that took … Continue reading [Call for Abstracts] McGill University: Buddhism and Performance Conference (September 28, 2018)

“Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

“Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

On April 12th, 2018, Professor Chiara Letizia from UQÀM’s Département de science des religions delivered a talk on “Buddhism and religious (and ethnic, cultural, linguistic) diversity in Nepal.” In her talk, Professor Letizia introduced her audience to the immense diversity that is present in Nepal. Upon examining a wide range of Buddhist traditions in the country, she … Continue reading “Buddhism and Religious Diversity in Nepal,” A Talk by Professor Chiara Letizia

Tweeting the Law_ Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse

Tweeting the Law: Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse – A Keynote Speech by Prof. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University

Re-post with permission from the From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at the University of British Columbia. See original post here. For accompanied pictures, see here. By Dr. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University One night many years ago when my husband and I were living in Meguro, next to the Ōtori Shrine … Continue reading Tweeting the Law: Some Avian Humanoids in Buddhist Discourse – A Keynote Speech by Prof. Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University

University of Lethbridge_ Research in Religious Studies (May 5-6, 2018)

[Conference Schedule] University of Lethbridge: Research in Religious Studies (May 5-6, 2018)

The Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge will take place from May 5 to 6 this year. Please see the schedule below for sessions' details. Research in Religious Studies SCHEDULE SATURDAY May 5 All conference sessions are in Anderson Hall 8:00 – 9:10         Light Breakfast and Registration      AH 175   … Continue reading [Conference Schedule] University of Lethbridge: Research in Religious Studies (May 5-6, 2018)

The Platform Sutra by Ven. YanBen

[Talk] Emmanuel College: The Platform Sutra by Ven. YanBen (May 10, 2018)

Ven. YanBen will give a talk on the Platform Sutra on May 10 at Emmanuel College, Chapel Room 319 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. To register, email ec.events@utoronto.ca with your name and the number of people who will be attending.    

“Buddhism and Compassion,” A Talk by Julia Stenzel at McGill University

On April 5th 2018, PhD candidate Julia Stenzel from McGill’s School of Religious Studies (SRS) delivered a talk on “Buddhism and Compassion.” Currently working on the role and function of compassion in Buddhism, Stenzel explored how recent scientific findings have transformed compassion from a religious moral imperative to a natural, psychological aspect of human nature. Through … Continue reading “Buddhism and Compassion,” A Talk by Julia Stenzel at McGill University

[Event] McMaster: Symposium on New Directions in The Study of Chan Buddhism (May 11, 2018)

The symposium will take place on May 11, 2018 from 2:30pm at the Great Hall, University Club, McMaster University. Please see the poster for more details. RSVP to bennjam@mcmaster.ca.

Reflection on Prof. James Robson's Talk _Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China_

Reflection on Professor James Robson’s Talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China”

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li On March 15, 2018, McGill University’s "Buddha and the Other" lunch lecture series continued with a talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China” delivered by Professor James Robson from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Throughout the presentation, Prof. Robson inquired into the relationship … Continue reading Reflection on Professor James Robson’s Talk “Buddhism and Daoism in Medieval China”

Graduate Student Workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions

[Call for Applications] Graduate Student Workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions (May 26-27, 2018)

McMaster University Centre for Buddhist Studies announces a two-day graduate student workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions, May 26 and 27 at McMaster. The workshop is supported by the Tianzhu Global Network in Buddhist Studies. The workshop focuses on introductory level skills for mapping and network analysis. The goal is to … Continue reading [Call for Applications] Graduate Student Workshop on Digital Humanities for Research in East Asian Religions (May 26-27, 2018)