(Application Deadline: December 4, 2017)

[Opportunity] BDK Fellowship for Foreign Scholars 2018 (Application Deadline: December 4, 2017)

The BDK Fellowship aims to promote international cooperation and mutual understanding in Buddhist studies, and is intended to enable researchers to engage in advanced research on Buddhism while in Japan. Who is Eligible? (Must meet ALL of the following qualifications) Must be of non-Japanese nationality Must be under 40 years of age at the time … Continue reading [Opportunity] BDK Fellowship for Foreign Scholars 2018 (Application Deadline: December 4, 2017)

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A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

The International Association of Buddhist Studies 18th Congress began in earnest on Monday, August 21st 2017. After a day full of engaging panels, participants had the opportunity to attend an evening round table at the Royal Ontario Museum. This event, entitled "Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies," featured a group of talented Buddhist Studies scholars, including … Continue reading A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

[Lecture] University of Calgary_ Recentering Buddhist Cosmology by Dr. Eric Huntington (November 3, 2017)

[Lecture] University of Calgary: Recentering Buddhist Cosmology by Dr. Eric Huntington (November 3, 2017)

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary is pleased to present “Recentering Buddhist Cosmology: Concepts of Geographic Space in Ritual and Art” By Dr. Eric Huntington (Postdoctoral Fellow, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University) One of the most common functions of religion is cosmology—explaining the origin, structure, and rules of the world … Continue reading [Lecture] University of Calgary: Recentering Buddhist Cosmology by Dr. Eric Huntington (November 3, 2017)

“Spontaneous Presence_ The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava_s Iconography in Image (and Text)” Talk by Professor Daniel Hirshberg, Oct 20, 2017 at McGill University

Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text)

A Talk by Professor Daniel Hirshberg on October 20, 2017 at McGill University Students of the history of Tibetan Buddhism are familiar with the renowned tantrika Padmasambhava and his eminent role in establishing Buddhism throughout the kingdoms of the Himalaya in the eighth century. They also learn that Padmasambhava is venerated by his followers as … Continue reading Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text)

UBC_ Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar with Professor Yongtae Kim (Dongguk University)_ 조선후기 불교사의 지형과 해석 (December 18-19, 2017)

UBC: Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar with Professor Yongtae Kim (Dongguk University): 조선후기 불교사의 지형과 해석 (December 18-19, 2017)

Event Details: Start: 18 December 2017 10:00 am. End: 19 December 2017 5:00 pm. Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre. Speaker: Professor Yongtae Kim (Dongguk University) Open to the public. All are welcome. Language: Korean (한국어) RSVP required (by December 10) to: mitol3@mail.ubc.ca (Jinsung Kim) Program December 18 (Monday) 10:00-12:00     “정체성을 세우다: 법통, 교육, 수행체계” 12:00-13:30     … Continue reading UBC: Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar with Professor Yongtae Kim (Dongguk University): 조선후기 불교사의 지형과 해석 (December 18-19, 2017)

Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions

[Guest Lecture] UBC: Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions (November 22, 2017)

The From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at UBC is pleased to announce that Dr. Jimmy Yu, a Sheng Yen Associate Professor of Chinese Buddhism at the Florida State University, will come to UBC and give a guest lecture with the title “Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions” on … Continue reading [Guest Lecture] UBC: Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions (November 22, 2017)

[Symposium] UBC: Buddhism and Youth (November 4, 2017)

[Symposium] UBC: Buddhism and Youth (November 4, 2017)

There are Buddhist monastic rules, stories, and teachings that directly address those of lesser years and the issues that are thought to be unique to their stage of life. And Buddhist individuals and groups have created literature, activities, and organizations for boys, girls, and young people in general. Although young people have appeared throughout Buddhist history, … Continue reading [Symposium] UBC: Buddhism and Youth (November 4, 2017)

Engaged Minfulness, A Talk by Dr. Fleet Maull at McGill University

Engaged Mindfulness, A Talk By Dr. Fleet Maull At McGill University

On October 5, 2017, Dr. Fleet Maull, Director of the Prison Mindfulness Institute visited McGill University, School of Religious Studies, as part of the CREOR lecture series Buddha and the Other. In his presentation, entitled “Engaged Mindfulness,” Dr. Maull shared his insights into, and experience with socially engaged Buddhism, which he sees as the most … Continue reading Engaged Mindfulness, A Talk By Dr. Fleet Maull At McGill University

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[Guest Lecture] UBC: The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty (October 26, 2017)

The From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at UBC is pleased to announce that Dr. Kai Sheng, a visiting professor from Tsinghua University, China, will give a guest lecture with the title “The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty” on October 26, 2:15pm to 3:45pm in Room 604 … Continue reading [Guest Lecture] UBC: The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty (October 26, 2017)

Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava's Iconography in Image (and Text)

[Lecture] McGill: Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text) (October 20, 2017)

A lecture by Dr. Daniel A. Hirshberg on Friday, October 22, from 2 to 4pm at Birks Building, room 105, 3520 rue University. About the speaker: Dr. Hirshberg is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Mary Washington, and the author of Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet's Golden Age (2016). … Continue reading [Lecture] McGill: Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text) (October 20, 2017)