[Roundtable] Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies, XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (Aug. 21, 2017)

Co-hosted by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto, this roundtable discussion refers to the fact that the field of Buddhist Studies, like the traditions it investigates, has shown a tendency to subdivide. Speakers will reflect on the degree to which their own specialties have become barriers [...]

2017 Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference Reflection

Recently, I have been in contact with the manager of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies. Since I was about to attend the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 meeting for the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion at Ryerson University in Toronto, from May 27th – 30th,  I was asked to [...]

[Workshop] McGill University: The Pure Land in the Nara Schools (Sept. 29, 2017)

[Event Announcement] UBC: Wade Davis in Conversation with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)equality (Jun.22, 2017)

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[Conference] Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara (Aug.27&28, 2017)

“Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen, and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara” is a two-day mini-conference on Buddhist previous-birth narratives at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on August 27-28, 2017 after the IABS meeting. Art historians and textual specialists have been working together [...]

[Opportunity] University of British Columbia: Lecturer in Chinese Thought (Application deadline: June 30, 2017)

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position (1-year contract) in Chinese Thought, commencing September 1, 2017. This position may be renewed for a further year, subject to excellent performance in teaching and service, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate is expected to teach 24 [...]

[Event Announcement] Converting Markets through Merit: Perspectives for Fostering a New Entrepreneurial Culture with Chan Buddhist Principles (Jun.17, 2017)

陶朱道妙,臻於功德 :禪道對新型企業⽂化建設的前景 Date: 7pm Saturday June 17, 2017 Location: Jack Poole Hall, Alumni Centre, UBC Speaker: Venerable Dayuan Abbot of the Sixth Patriarch Temple in Sihui, Guangdong, China | 中國廣東四會六祖寺⽅丈 Vice President of the Buddhist Association of Guangdong Province | 廣東省佛教協會副會⾧ Founder and Chief Mentor of the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation | 天柱慈善基⾦會創始⼈兼總導師 Sponsors: UBC Buddhist [...]

[Conference] UBC: Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present (June 16-18, 2017)

Buddhism and economics is emerging as a significant field of scholarly inquiry. Having long ago abandoned the vision of Buddhist practitioners as recluses seeking individual soteriological ends at a remove from the “ordinary” world, students of history, philosophers, and specialists in the subdiscipline of Buddhist economics itself are helping us to understand the religion’s pervasive [...]

Hyecho’s Journey: A Reflection on the 2017 Inaugural Public Lecture by Professor Donald Lopez at the University of Toronto

On the 17th of April, 2017, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto hosted its inaugural public lecture. The speaker was Professor Donald S. Lopez Jr., Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at [...]

XVIIIth IABS Congress, Toronto, August 20-25, 2017, Third Circular

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends: I am very happy to send you the Third Circular for the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, which will be held in Toronto at the University of Toronto campus, August 20th to the 25th, 2017. On behalf of the IABS, my university, and the conference’s Planning Committee, I [...]